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Groups weigh in on education tax credit challenge

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dozens of advocacy groups from across the country have weighed in as the New Hampshire Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit program that benefits students at religious schools. The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the Education Tax Credit Program crafted by Republican lawmakers who overrode a 2012 veto by then-Gov. John Lynch, a Democrat. The law took effect in January … 0

Dartmouth battles online ads claiming campus ‘rape problem’

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dartmouth College, which reported in February that undergraduate applications slid 14 percent this year, is now battling online advertisements claiming that the school has a “rape problem.” The ads, aimed through Facebook and web browsers at prospective and current students, along with alumni, have been seen about 60,000 times since they began running … 0

Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger visits Concord High School to promote film, positivity

Friday, April 11, 2014

Former Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger was anxious yesterday afternoon at Concord High School. Karger, who became known during the 2012 race as the only openly gay person to ever run for president from a major political party, is in New Hampshire to promote his new documentary, Fred. The film follows Karger as … 0

U.S. Education Dept.: Manchester schools lacking in enrollment of minorities in advanced classes

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Hampshire’s largest school district must do more to enroll minorities in college and career prep courses and should consider revising how it assigns students to strict academic levels, the U.S. Department of Education said yesterday. The department’s … 0

Hunger grows among college students

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

When Paul Vaughn, an economics major, was in his third year at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va, he decided to save money by moving off campus. He figured that skipping the basic campus meal plan, which costs $1,575 for 10 meals a week each semester, and buying … 0

Durham agrees to let UNH build new pool

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Durham Town Council has approved a plan to let the University of New Hampshire close an outdoor pool built in the 1930s and build a new one. The new pool would be up to 16,000 square feet, smaller than the 40,000-square-foot pool that opened in 1938 as … 0

In New Hampshire schools, dissection opt-out an option

Monday, April 7, 2014

The dissection of animals has been a staple of high school classrooms for decades. It’s a hands-on way of teaching students anatomy and the inner workings of animals compared with the human body. But some consider it a … 3

Bonat to leave Bishop Brady, Concord’s Catholic high school

Sunday, April 6, 2014

When an ethics class at Bishop Brady High School needed a substitute teacher in January, Principal Trevor Bonat volunteered to pinch-hit. He filled in for five weeks, and the opportunity strengthened his connection to the student body at … 0

Seventh-grader wins N.H. geography bee

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A seventh-grader has won a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the finals of the National Geographic Bee next month. Kevin Owens from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School in Bedford on Friday won the state-level competition in which 100 students from across New Hampshire competed at Keene … 0

Bow school hopeful for law change to enroll tuition-paying international students

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A few months ago, Principal John House-Myers received an inquiry. Sunny, a 15-year-old Chinese student, wanted to enroll in Bow High School this fall, pay to study for three years and then graduate. House-Myers had met her father, Cliff, six years ago when Bow students participated in an … 0

Hopkinton music teacher wins Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical to promote listening

Friday, April 4, 2014

For Hopkinton music teacher Mike Alberici, the job is more than exposing kids to the works of Bach and Beethoven. It’s teaching his students how to actively listen in an age when technology, such as texting, is changing … 0

Proposed arts center at former Rumford School receives support from Concord residents

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A proposed creative arts center in Concord’s South End could go a long way in turning the neighborhood into the city’s creative hub. This was the shared hope of most residents who attended a meeting last night to … 0

Politically active couple, high-tech firm honored by UNH

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A New Hampshire couple active in state politics and a Portsmouth-based high-tech firm are being honored by the University of New Hampshire during this year’s commencement. The Granite State Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the state. Honorees are UNH alums Douglas and Stella Scamman … 0