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Mount Washington College closing 2 campuses

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mount Washington College said it will close its Salem and Nashua campuses and lay off 50 employees by Sept. 9. The Eagle Tribune reported college spokesman Stephen White said about 540 students would be affected. They will be able to continue their studies at the college’s campus in Manchester. He said the decision was prompted by a 30 percent decline in enrollment over the last few years and a move … 0

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key – but complex – financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips. The picture is no better in the United States, where only 9.4 percent of 15-year-olds were able … 0

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released yesterday by the Education Department. The survey of the Class of 2008, by the National Center for Education Statistics, provided an interesting snapshot of … 0

Obama seeks better teachers for poor kids

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators. “When a school … 0

University System of New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In-state students who graduate from one of New Hampshire’s public colleges and universities in 2016 could be the first in state history to pay the same tuition for four consecutive years. After years of significant increases, resident tuition was frozen at the 2012-13 rates for the last academic … 1

Manchester developer closes on Rumford Street school

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The developer who plans to put a for-profit arts center in the former Rumford Street School has closed on the building. Brian Thibeault of Manchester on Monday completed the deal to buy the building for $399,500. Billed as a place “to bring Concord’s artistic community together,” the Concord … 0

Young African leaders spend summer at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Twenty-five young African leaders are spending the summer at Dartmouth College as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace and security in their home countries. The Washington Fellowship program is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama announced during his visit to … 0

Revamped E-Rate could bring gains in wireless for schools, libraries

Friday, July 4, 2014

A proposal for a revamped federal program could mean significant gains in wireless connectivity for New Hampshire schools and libraries. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission released a report detailing the potential effect of a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program, which allows schools and libraries to buy … 0

Teens attend engineering camp at Dartmouth

Friday, July 4, 2014

High school students from across the country are spending two weeks at Dartmouth College for a summer engineering camp. The “Design It! Build It!” workshop will be held Monday through July 18 at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Students will learn to use the machine shop and 3D … 0

Longtime Concord teacher, coach killed in Allenstown crash

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A day after the shocking death of 66-year-old Michael Phelps, educators in Concord recalled a beloved former colleague who had a sense of humor and a natural gift of relating to his students during a 35-year career in … 1

Colleagues laud departing Merrimack Valley School District superintendent’s legacy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The most noticeable changes in the Merrimack Valley School District hint at Superintendent Michael Martin’s legacy. Ten years ago, there was the $20 million districtwide construction bond that helped renovate the high school for the first time since … 0

UNH gets approval to renovate athletic complex

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is a step closer to renovating its athletic complex. The University System of New Hampshire board of trustees Friday approved the school’s plan to renovate the complex as part of its campus master plan. The school had successfully raised $5 million in private … 1

Pembroke Academy to construct new ‘safety hallway’ at front entrance

Friday, June 27, 2014

Security issues and ruminations on the frailty of human existence aren’t quite your typical high school graduation speech fare – but to Pembroke Academy Headmaster Michael Reardon, it only made sense. Trying to navigate the world today is somewhat “akin to walking in a minefield,” he told seniors, … 0