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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, …

College prices continue to creep up

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said yesterday. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

Concord School Board meeting takeaway: Homework still counts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A misconception was clarified at last night’s Concord School Board instructional committee meeting: Homework still counts. Members of the administration answered school board members’ questions and presented an update on grading and competencies to the committee, including changes that were implemented this academic year. School board member Oliver …

Mass. school demonstrates ‘active shooter’ system

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

With students off for the Veterans Day holiday, a simulated school shooting at Methuen, Mass., grammar school yesterday showed what “active shooter” technology could do to help the police catch a gunman if the horrible threat ever strikes …

Pembroke Academy junior to attend future medical leaders conference

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Melissa Allen finished her PSATs, the Pembroke Academy junior filled out a questionnaire at the end asking what she was planning to study in college. She wrote genetics, since that was her favorite segment of her favorite class last year. Because of her score on the standardized …

Christa McAuliffe students ‘pay it forward’ through the Comet Kindness Campaign

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Over the past two weeks, students at Christa McAuliffe School have been writing notes with positive messages to send to their friends, family and teachers. The notes, the center of the “Comet Kindness Campaign,” include messages that read …

Parents go back to school for Common Core math

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jennifer Craig stared at her daughter’s fifth-grade math homework. It was a three-digit multiplication problem, and it seemed simple enough. But her 10-year-old was supposed to solve it by drawing a chart, breaking apart numbers, multiplying, adding and …

Girls Inc. proposes move to Concord’s Eastman School

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Eastman School – the last of the Concord School District’s old buildings still empty – has a possible tenant: Girls Inc. of New Hampshire. “We would like to stay for a very long time. This would be home for us,” said Cathy Duffy, CEO of Girls Inc. of …

Three run for school board seats in Concord’s District A

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Both Jim Richards, 55, and Evan Mulholland, 38 – who are facing each other for the two-year term in District A – are fathers with young children, and each candidate says he is invested in the future of …

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

Saturday, October 25, 2014

For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the …

Franklin schools get slice of $9.75M for mental health training

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Franklin-Hill School District is one of three in the state that will split a $9.75 million federal grant for mental health training and education. The amount of money the district will receive from the federal Department of Health and Human Services wasn’t immediately available, but the grant …