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Education

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 New Hampshire, an organization that offers after-school programs and other events to girls 5 to 18 years old. The goal of the …

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 the school district. Richards, a resident of White Street, lives with his wife and two …

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 vast amounts of data we put online give members of the Class of 2015 more …

Class of 2014 SAT scores remain stagnant

Sunday, October 12, 2014

SAT scores stagnant SAT scores among the nation’s high school seniors remain stubbornly stagnant. The College Board, which administers the test, says scores from the Class of 2014 were virtually unchanged from recent classes. Overall, the mean score in reading was 497. It was 513 in math and …

Highly educated millennials flourish as economy sags

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paul Courtney was about midway through his senior year at Georgetown University when he decided to go to law school. Seeing an opportunity to wait out a lackluster job-market rebound, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia in 2012. The 25-year-old already has a …

At Pembroke Academy, Best Buddies off to a royal start

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just weeks after the Best Buddies program kicked off at Pembroke Academy, junior Cheyenne Boucher and her buddy, Owen Sansoucie, who has Down syndrome, were named homecoming king and queen. Boucher said she learned at the late-September high …

School board to discuss hiring process for new superintendent

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Concord School Board members will soon face a challenge that the board hasn’t faced in years: hiring a new superintendent. Chris Rath, superintendent of the Concord School District, announced her retirement recently. She’ll step down June 30, ending a 30-year career in the district – 14 of those …

Wesleyan, Temple lead tide of colleges scrapping admission tests

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A new wave of colleges including Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University are scrapping standardized tests as an admissions requirement, saying there are better ways to evaluate applicants and expand diversity. In the past two years, at least 20 schools in the United States, including Brandeis …

School board won’t back off history class review

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A suburban Denver school board refused to back off plans to review U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content, despite waves of protest from students and parents who accused the new conservative majority of trying …

Belmont students fight Yik Yak app with positivity

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hundreds of students at Belmont High School arrived to school yesterday morning to find an encouraging message neatly – and anonymously – taped on their lockers. “You’re flawless; every part of you is unique and wonderful.” “Your hard …

NHTI hosts open house celebrates New Hampshire Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Donald Kilian of Epsom works full time as a security guard, part time for the National Guard and is taking his final semester of courses in engineering at NHTI. Last night, between classes, instead of taking a break …

Dunbarton-Bow transition has been without issue for students, schools

Thursday, October 2, 2014

About a month into the academic year, the merger of Dunbarton students into Bow schools has gone well, according to school officials. Students are “starting to feel like they belong here,” Bow High School Principal John House-Myers said. “We’re getting really good reports,” he said. “If something wasn’t …

Dartmouth: Sexual assault reports were up in 2013

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The number of sexual assaults reported at Dartmouth College increased from 24 to 35 last year, but officials said the numbers likely reflect more victims coming forward rather than an actual increase in offenses. Under the federal Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to report statistics about …