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Students in St. Paul’s summer program not ready to say goodbye

Monday, July 28, 2014

St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program isn’t your average summer camp. For 5½ weeks this summer, 267 students from 76 New Hampshire high schools came to the Concord school to pursue their academic passions and get a taste of the social conventions they will experience when they go to college. In its 57th year, the program is for high-achieving New Hampshire students to earn academic credit for an intensive academic program … 0

Work continues after Dartmouth summit ends

Monday, July 28, 2014

Participants in Dartmouth College’s recent summit on sexual assault will continue their work in the coming months. Representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities attended the summit earlier this month in Hanover. There, they were divided into five working groups that will continue working together to develop recommendations that can be shared with their peers. While several institutions have said they would … 0

Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton prepares its annual corn mazes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

An ancient tradition is alive in the corn fields of Hopkinton. This week, the Kimball family put the finishing touches on Beech Hill Farm’s annual mazes. The theme of this year’s biggest maze is Greek mythology: its corn corridors are filled with facts and clues about ancient Greek gods that direct participants through … 0

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key – but complex – financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips. The picture … 0

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released yesterday by the Education Department. The survey of the … 0

Obama seeks better teachers for poor kids

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators. “When a school … 0

University System of New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In-state students who graduate from one of New Hampshire’s public colleges and universities in 2016 could be the first in state history to pay the same tuition for four consecutive years. After years of significant increases, resident tuition was frozen at the 2012-13 rates for the last academic … 1

Manchester developer closes on Rumford Street school

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The developer who plans to put a for-profit arts center in the former Rumford Street School has closed on the building. Brian Thibeault of Manchester on Monday completed the deal to buy the building for $399,500. Billed as a place “to bring Concord’s artistic community together,” the Concord … 0

Young African leaders spend summer at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Twenty-five young African leaders are spending the summer at Dartmouth College as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace and security in their home countries. The Washington Fellowship program is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama announced during his visit to … 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