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People gather outside the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, NC during summer 2013 to protest the elimination of tenure and extra pay for teachers with advanced degrees in the state. Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. Among issues related to teacher pay that legislators are debating this summer include reinstating the extra pay for those teaching in the subject in which they got their advanced degree. (AP Photo/NCPolicyWatch.com)

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 say the extra training is valuable. More than half of the nation’s teachers have master’s degrees or higher, but the changing salary … 0

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 the greenlight to a plan to spend $2 billion during the next two years on … 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 June ruling in California has been stayed pending appeal and may never take effect, but … 0

Revamped E-Rate could bring gains in wireless for schools, libraries

Friday, July 4, 2014

A proposal for a revamped federal program could mean significant gains in wireless connectivity for New Hampshire schools and libraries. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission released a report detailing the potential effect of a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program, which allows schools and libraries to buy … 0

Teens attend engineering camp at Dartmouth

Friday, July 4, 2014

High school students from across the country are spending two weeks at Dartmouth College for a summer engineering camp. The “Design It! Build It!” workshop will be held Monday through July 18 at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Students will learn to use the machine shop and 3D … 0

Longtime Concord teacher, coach killed in Allenstown crash

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A day after the shocking death of 66-year-old Michael Phelps, educators in Concord recalled a beloved former colleague who had a sense of humor and a natural gift of relating to his students during a 35-year career in … 1

Colleagues laud departing Merrimack Valley School District superintendent’s legacy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The most noticeable changes in the Merrimack Valley School District hint at Superintendent Michael Martin’s legacy. Ten years ago, there was the $20 million districtwide construction bond that helped renovate the high school for the first time since … 0

UNH gets approval to renovate athletic complex

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is a step closer to renovating its athletic complex. The University System of New Hampshire board of trustees Friday approved the school’s plan to renovate the complex as part of its campus master plan. The school had successfully raised $5 million in private … 1

Pembroke Academy to construct new ‘safety hallway’ at front entrance

Friday, June 27, 2014

Security issues and ruminations on the frailty of human existence aren’t quite your typical high school graduation speech fare – but to Pembroke Academy Headmaster Michael Reardon, it only made sense. Trying to navigate the world today is somewhat “akin to walking in a minefield,” he told seniors, … 0

At Armand R. Dupont School in Allenstown, officials rehearse school shooting response

Friday, June 27, 2014

It began at 9:52 a.m. yesterday with the sound of a gunshot – not a real threat, just an empty round – then another, then another, echoing from inside the Armand R. Dupont school in Allenstown. An emergency … 1

Henniker’s New England College begins a repositioning effort to draw new students and stay financially sustainable

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New England College announced this month it has hired a vice president of enrollment, tasked with drawing new students to the school, roughly a week after the private college said more than a quarter of its full-time faculty accepted early retirement. The two moves are part of a … 0

Hopkinton High School program helps young entrepreneurs get a glimpse into the business world

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hopkinton High School student Evan Ruderman faces some choices this summer – should he sell his line of watches in big-box retail stores such as Urban Outfitters or go local, putting the timepieces on his website and on … 0

Concord High graduates celebrate four years of hard work and overcoming challenges

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Like many graduates at Concord High School’s commencement ceremony yesterday, Kyle Cushman was feeling excited and anxious to move on from his senior year and begin the next phase of his life. And for the 18-year-old that next … 0