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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 based on the level of state funding, but they could not formally adopt the rate until the state budget was enacted. The …

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 other important parts of early childhood education. A final decision is still a long way …

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 to hijack computers. Progress halted while authorities investigated. After more than a year, the inquiry …

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 …

Science scores in state up this year, but less good over past five years

Friday, September 25, 2015

Statewide science scores rose slightly over the past five years for 11th-graders but dipped over that period for eighth- and fourth-graders despite generally improving this year, according to the results of the New England Common Assessment Program released Thursday. The test, known as NECAP Science Assessment, is given …

Franklin Pierce University puts heavy emphasis on 2016 coverage by both professors and students

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Colleges and universities across New Hampshire are in the thick of the 2016 New Hampshire primary fever, offering special political classes and hosting candidates. But one college in particular – Franklin Pierce University in Rindge – is offering its students the chance to actively participate. The school’s Marlin …

Rich Ashooh named interim director for Rudman Center

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Six months after John Broderick announced his departure from the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at UNH Law, an interim executive director has been named. Rich Ashooh, currently the director of strategy and …

Franklin considers implementing a truancy court

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A reinstated juvenile curfew is only one tool the city of Franklin plans to use to keep minors out of trouble. City officials are also looking to create a truancy court to help keep students in school. “We are talking about very young individuals, who are our responsibility,” …

Obama wants public groundswell for free community college

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Unable to have his way with Congress, President Obama reached back to his roots as a community organizer and sought Wednesday to spark a national movement in support of his idea for free community college. Congress has shown …

After rape trial, questions linger at prep schools

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A rape trial that drew intense scrutiny to one of New England’s elite boarding schools has cast a shadow over other prestigious prep schools as they start a new year. Somber letters going home to parents at some …

Learning with autism: From preschool to Concord High

Sunday, September 6, 2015

During the last few days of summer vacation, 18-year-old A.J. Labrie of Concord could be found at his kitchen table, filling yet another sketchbook full of drawings. Last week, he started his senior year at Concord High School, …

Amid confusion over sexual consent, advocates calling for increase in sex education

Saturday, September 5, 2015

When incoming freshmen arrive at the University of New Hampshire, Maggie Wells, who works at the university’s Sexual Health and Rape Prevention Program, has a few questions for them. “What is sexual consent?” “Can a person consent to sexual activity if they’ve had too much to drink?” Often, …

New london: Colby-Sawyer president heads for new adventure

Friday, September 4, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College’s president is stepping down after the end of this academic year. Thomas Galligan, Jr., who has been president since 2006, will leave the school at the end of his current five-year contract in June, the college …