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Education

Merrimack Valley SD: Washington Street School not for sale

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Washington Street School in Penacook is officially off the market. In response to an unsolicited offer from the Penacook Community Center to buy the building, Merrimack Valley School District officials have drafted a position paper that says the building is an important asset that will not be sold. “It’s not that we don’t respect and feel like we’re a partner with the community center. It’s that this particular location, …

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, starts Jan. 12, the university announced yesterday. He succeeds James Birge, who became president in 2009 and announced his intent to resign last summer. Card was most recently acting dean of the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant watches as children in the after-school group practice brushing and flossing. Above right: Tanya Tisdale, …

Three local high schools to compete in 31st season of ‘Granite State Challenge’ on NHPTV

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some of the smartest students in the state are gearing up to compete in the 31st season of the Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television. Students from 16 high schools will participate in the televised competition, including teams from Concord High School, Bow High School and …

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. Now, the schools are working together to get them to do something about it. Keene State, a four-year liberal arts college, and Mount …

UNH to promote healthier choices at meals

Monday, November 24, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is going to start offering more fruits and vegetables and lower-calorie desserts at its dining areas. The changes are coming as a result of UNH signing on to the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year commitment to make the …

New Hampshire author and illustrator is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Standing in front of a class of eighth-grade students yesterday morning, Marty Kelley asked if they wanted to first hear the good news or the bad news. “The bad news is you’re going to work really hard this …

Study: Massachusetts schools punish more minorites

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Massachusetts public schools punish a disproportionately high number of minorities and students with disabilities with out-of-school suspensions, putting them at higher risk of dropping out or getting in trouble with the law, according to a civil rights group. About two-thirds of those suspensions are for minor infractions, including …

Three Rivers School in Pembroke seeks input for playground

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pembroke’s Three Rivers School is seeking public input on a proposal to revamp its playground, Principal Jon Marston said. Parents and the public are invited to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the school’s library. Marston said the playground currently “doesn’t exist.” “We have a couple …

Program gives support, guidance to New Hampshire college applicants

Monday, November 17, 2014

Concord High School senior Irene Ireme grabbed the confirmation letter off the printer and flashed a wide smile. She had just applied to the University of Connecticut. By day’s end, Ireme expected to submit applications to Keene State …

Bachelor’s students studying at NHTI for superior technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When a group of former NHTI students moved on to the University of New Hampshire in Manchester to pursue bachelor’s degrees, they didn’t expect to be coming back to their old community college for its technology. But that’s …

More positions being cut at NHTI

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Slumping revenue and increased expenses prompted NHTI to cut additional full-time positions yesterday, just as the community college system asked the state to add an additional $3 million to next year’s budget. The Concord community college announced it cut five full-time positions and one part-time position. The school …

New director to start at UNH Cooperative Extension

Friday, November 14, 2014

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is getting a new leader. Kenneth La Valley has been selected to be the next dean and director as of Dec. 1. La Valley joined the cooperative extension and NH Sea Grant in 2004. He received the UNH Presidential Award of …