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Old gift to Dartmouth College leads to a new investigation

Monday, October 12, 2015

Frustrated by a lack of response from Dartmouth College, a state lawmaker hopes the Legislature will force the Ivy League school to explain how it has repaid New Hampshire for its generosity more than a century ago. In 1807, the state gave the then-cash-strapped college 42 square miles of land in far northern New Hampshire, with the provision that all income produced from it be used to educate students from …

UConn mac and cheese incident spawns fundraisers

Sunday, October 11, 2015

UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar. The video of a fellow student berating food service workers who refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon mac and cheese prompted a group of students to start an online fundraiser to give the beleaguered employees a …

N.H. colleges, universities hone safety plans for gun violence

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Following the fatal shooting of nine people on a community college campus in Oregon, the systems that run New Hampshire’s universities and community colleges say the safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount and that officials constantly review security and emergency response plans. The state’s four university campuses design and review their own emergency response plan to shootings, while the seven community …

Aides buff up on special-ed training

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The icebreaker was simple: Choose a partner and learn three things about her. The catch: Your partner will pretend she does not speak. The room full of New York City school paraprofessionals gestured and thumped the table in …

‘Be the Change Club’ at Concord High a microcosm of community inclusion

Friday, October 9, 2015

When students in Concord High School’s Be the Change Club have disputes, they resolve things in a simple way: sit down and talk about it. Students examine both sides of the conflict, try to understand the other person’s …

Proposed Concord School District budget an increase of $1.1 million

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Concord School District budget is set to increase $1.1 million next year if board members approve it later this month. This year’s proposed budget comes in at $75.3 million, a 1.6 percent increase from last year’s figure of $74.2 million. The biggest cost drivers include salaries, health …

Concord parents urge school board to consider full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

As neighboring school districts have implemented full-day kindergarten, a growing number of voices are calling for Concord elementary schools to do the same. Multiple parents and community members spoke in favor of a full-day program at both September’s and October’s monthly Concord School Board meetings, saying they do …

NEC announces new scholarship program for NH Scholars participants

Monday, October 5, 2015

New England College is adding a financial incentive for prospective students who participate in the NH Scholars program. New Hampshire students who are NH Scholar recipients and choosing a STEM or ARTS pathway in the school will qualify for $15,000 per year minimum scholarship aid to the college, …

Concord School District aims to finalize a contract with a local steam company

Monday, October 5, 2015

Concord School District officials are waiting for approval from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission before they finalize a contract with beleaguered local energy company Concord Steam. The Concord School Board gave its approval to a contract with …

N.H. community colleges freeze tuition for this academic year

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuition at the state’s seven community colleges will not rise this year. Trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire said Thursday they had approved a tuition freeze for the current academic year. The colleges had frozen tuition provisionally for the current semester and promised a freeze …

Dunbarton School Board to consider full-day kindergarten in coming months

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Dunbarton School Board is taking a closer look at an all-day kindergarten option in the town’s elementary school. With full-day kindergarten, school and district officials say teachers won’t have to cram so much reading and math into a 2½-hour school day, leaving more time to focus on …

Colleges help student startups navigate the legal landscape

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It seemed like a sure thing. Working on weekends in a cramped fraternity room, four friends at MIT built a computer program that would give websites a new way to make money without online ads. Not so fast. New Jersey’s attorney general alleged the software had been used …

Want to play college sports? Be proactive

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Q. What do parents and high school students need to know if the child wants to play sports in college? My son is starting his sophomore year, and he’s a three-sport athlete, with two strong sports. He would …