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Education

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of veterinarians from New Hampshire and New England who use the lab’s services for the diagnosis of animal diseases in pets, farm animals, …

College of Saint Mary Magdalen becomes Northeast Catholic College, updating its image, curriculum and mission

Saturday, January 24, 2015

When Mike Girard began looking for colleges, he found a school named Magdalen College. When he arrived on campus four years ago, it was the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. And when he graduates this spring, his degree will say Northeast Catholic College. Girard, a senior, never transferred schools. The small liberal arts …

At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First-year NHTI students Kayley Beers and Morgyn Soucy think more could be done to improve Concord’s community college than offering free tuition. Instead of giving up-front free tuition, as outlined by President Obama, they said the government could instead offer a reimbursement plan. To be eligible for tuition reimbursement, students would have to …

Girls Inc. prepares for move to Eastman School next month

Saturday, January 10, 2015

They call it the everything room: snack time, yoga, science projects, video games, movies, crafts – you name it – it all takes place in one room used by Girls Inc. at the Green Street Community Center in …

Obama community college tuition plan said to cost $60 billion

Saturday, January 10, 2015

President Obama’s plan to provide a free community college education to millions of students would cost $60 billion over 10 years, according to a White House official. Obama was set to unveil the proposal Friday at a community college in Tennessee, which provides free tuition for community and …

UNH launching health law and policy program

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A health law and policy program is being launched at the University of New Hampshire, a collaboration between the UNH School of Law in Concord and the Durham-based College of Health and Human Services. Lucy Hodder, a health law attorney and legal counsel to Gov. Maggie Hassan, will …

Colleges fill more seats early, favoring richer students

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Top colleges are filling more of their classes in early-admissions programs that favor affluent families, placing another barrier before poorer students hoping to better themselves through higher education. Families that need financial aid often wait for the regular round, which starts this month, so they can compare aid …

Hill voters to consider sending students to Newfound schools instead of Franklin

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hill residents will vote in March whether to send students to a school other than Franklin for the first time in more than 50 years. The Hill School Board voted last month to bring a tuition agreement with the Newfound Area School District forward at the annual meeting …

Dunbarton School Board to file appeal with state Supreme Court over AREA agreement with Goffstown

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Dunbarton School Board plans to file a notice of appeal next week with the New Hampshire Supreme Court in response to the state Board of Education’s final decision last month regarding the AREA agreement between the Dunbarton and Goffstown school districts. “We’re hoping that the Supreme Court …

Dozens of New Hampshire schools delay start by 2 hours

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dozens of schools in New Hampshire started classes later yesterday to cope with the bitter cold – with wind chill temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero. Many schools posted a two-hour delay and some kindergarten and pre-k classes were canceled altogether. Mark Joyce, executive director of …

The Scene: Students progress in competitions

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Area students have moved on to the next level in their academic clubs. The John Stark Quiz Bowl team earned a spot in this year’s Granite State Challenge after placing top ten at the Granite State College Super …

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The following students earned honors for the first trimester at Barnstead Elementary School. GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS: Hannah Robitaille, Rebekah Wheeler GRADE 8 HONORS: Cooper Adjutant, Madelyn Chase, Tyler Chase, Qun Li Fan, Emily Feinberg, Gabrielle Fossett, Haley Gagnon, Laura Hamel, Helen Johnson, Alexis Ladieu, Lanni McGrath, Cody …

The Scene: Sharing Spanish language and culture

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spanish Honor Society members from John Stark Regional High School came to the Henniker Community School in December to make presentations to 8th grade students in Mrs. Caplan’s Spanish class. This outreach is community service for the members, …