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A Penn State student walks in the rain past Old Main on the Penn State main campus in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Graduates on trial: Lenders taking students to court over delinquent loans

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. The number of lawsuits filed over delinquent student loans that were made by private lenders has increased significantly in the past two years, lawyers told the Associated Press, …

Threat of explosive written on bathroom wall sends Pembroke Academy into lockdown

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A message scrawled in pencil on a Pembroke Academy bathroom wall, threatening the existence of an explosive device, sent the school into lockdown Thursday. Police cleared the building less than two hours after the message was found. A call came over the intercom about noon, beginning the lockdown process, in which teachers bring …

In Henniker, district officials put together school budget with increasingly slim resources

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The majority of New Hampshire schools are facing declining enrollments and a corresponding drop in state adequacy funding, and Henniker is no exception. But the answer isn’t to start slashing school staff positions, school board members said. It’s common refrain for people to say the budget is too big compared to the number of students attending school, said school board member Zach Lawson …

Dartmouth fraternity under hazing investigation

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Dartmouth College fraternity put on probation for hazing three years ago is under investigation again. The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon office said Monday it has ordered its Dartmouth chapter to suspend all activities while police, the college and the national organization investigate. It’s unclear when the alleged …

Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity

Sunday, November 15, 2015

When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri – a school now known for one student’s hunger strike and other protests against the administration’s handling of racial bias and …

Concord students did less well compared to their peers as 11th graders than they did as 3rd graders

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The students in last year’s Concord High School junior class fell below the state average compared to how well they did when they were in third grade, while the same group in Bow moved further above the state average during that period, according to a Monitor analysis of …

Smarter Balanced Assessment results show Concord elementary schools lag below state average

Friday, November 13, 2015

Concord’s elementary schools are generally below the state averages for Smarter Balanced Assessment scores, according to recently released data. Furthermore, the results vary widely between different grades and different schools. For instance, 50 percent of Beaver Meadow Elementary school students met or exceeded the test’s achievement levels in …

Black administrator named Missouri System’s interim head

Friday, November 13, 2015

One of the University of Missouri’s first black law school graduates was appointed Thursday to lead the four-campus system through a tumultuous period of racial unrest, drawing praise from students who said he’s well-equipped to confront the problems …

New Hampshire Smarter Balanced test results are in, and they’re better than national scores

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The results are in. New Hampshire students exceeded the national average on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in both English language arts and mathematics. The test is meant to gauge where students are in their career and college readiness at elementary, middle and high schools. While the state bested …

U. of Missouri president, chancellor leave over race tension

Monday, November 9, 2015

The president of the University of Missouri system and the head of its flagship campus resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as indifference to racial tensions at …

Number of in-state freshmen attending UNH on the decline

Sunday, November 8, 2015

For the third year in a row, the number of Granite State students entering the University of New Hampshire is on the decline. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported that only 39 percent of this year’s UNH freshmen are in-state students. The percentage has declined steadily from 43 percent in …

Dartmouth designates new house communities

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dartmouth College is beginning its transition to a new residential model designed to provide students with more continuity when living on campus and greater interaction with faculty beyond the classroom. The move to a residential college system was among the changes President Philip Hanlon announced in January to …

UNH guest lecturers vindicate Patriots in Deflategate

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Three guest lecturers at a unique University of New Hampshire class claim their work has vindicated the New England Patriots of all wrongdoing in the Deflategate scandal. reported MIT engineering professor John Leonard was joined by UNH professors Michael Briggs and Martin Wosnik on Wednesday in leading …