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Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly (seated) shakes hands with  Belmont High School Principal Dan Clary, who offered his congratulations after Connolly received the Charles A. Napoli Award as Secondary School Principal of the Year 2014 at the New Hampshire Association of School Principals' annual meeting at Church Landing in Meredith on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The two administrators used to work together at Concord High School.
 
(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

Concord High Principal Connolly announces ALS diagnosis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly has been diagnosed with ALS, he said today in a letter distributed to members of the Concord educational community. He also announced he will stay on as principal despite the recent diagnosis. “I love my job here, and will continue to work and be a part of this great community for as long as … 0

NHTI cuts 14 positions to close $3 million shortfall

Monday, July 28, 2014

NHTI has cut its workforce by 14 positions and trimmed other expenses to close an expected budget gap of about $3 million, in a move that has been sharply derided by faculty. The expected 2015 budget gap announced yesterday is the result of increased expenses, primarily for payroll and benefits, and a decline in fall enrollment revenue. The plan trimmed 14 positions, including … 3

Students in St. Paul’s summer program not ready to say goodbye

Monday, July 28, 2014

St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program isn’t your average summer camp. For 5½ weeks this summer, 267 students from 76 New Hampshire high schools came to the Concord school to pursue their academic passions and get a taste of the social conventions they will experience when they go to college. In its 57th year, the program is for high-achieving New Hampshire students to earn … 1

Work continues after Dartmouth summit ends

Monday, July 28, 2014

Participants in Dartmouth College’s recent summit on sexual assault will continue their work in the coming months. Representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities attended the summit earlier this month in Hanover. There, they were divided into five working groups that will continue working together to develop … 0

Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton prepares its annual corn mazes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

An ancient tradition is alive in the corn fields of Hopkinton. This week, the Kimball family put the finishing touches on Beech Hill Farm’s annual mazes. The theme of this year’s biggest maze is Greek mythology: its corn … 0

N.H. college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More New Hampshire students are turning to their computers for summer classes, mirroring a broader trend of increasing online enrollment in the state’s university and community college systems. Summer online enrollment in the Community College System of New Hampshire is up 11 percent over last year, said Shannon … 0

Hill School District’s separation from Franklin moves forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Hill School District’s separation from Franklin is moving forward. Hill is soliciting requests for proposals from area districts interested in absorbing the town’s small contingent of students. The intent is to enter into an exclusive contract with a district that would ensure all eligible students in grades … 0

Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A federal appeals court panel ruled yesterday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to … 0

Should teachers be paid for degrees?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who … 2

FCC approves plan to subsidize Wi-Fi upgrades in schools, libraries

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Regulators approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so they can upgrade their Wi-Fi networks, part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators connect their charges to the Web. In a 3-2 vote along party lines Friday, the Federal Communications Commission gave … 0

Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A month after a California judge ruled that job protections for teachers violated children’s constitutional rights, one lawsuit making the same claim has been filed in New York, another has been announced and critics of teacher tenure in other states say they are preparing litigation as well. The … 1

Market Days event to offer teens chance to perform poetry

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Teenagers in New Hampshire have no shortage of opportunities to practice sports or play music. But Concord Public Library Foundation board member George Geers wants to make sure they also have plenty of chances to engage with poetry and perform at spoken word events in the area, too. … 0

College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy … 1