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Education

Concord School Board finalizes $75.32M budget

Monday, June 1, 2015

After completing contract negotiations with teachers and staff members, Concord School Board officials signed off on their final budget for the next school year. With board members Kass Ardinger and Clint Cogswell absent, the board passed its proposed $75.32 million budget at last night’s meeting. The amount is 1.55 percent higher than last year’s $74.17 million budget. The $75.32 million figure has not changed since the board initially approved it …

St. Paul’s graduates urged to “be vulnerable” as they enter a new chapter

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Though the rain fell heavily in Concord yesterday, spirits could not be dampened when 157 St. Paul’s School students hailing from around the world received their diplomas. As thousands of parents and friends sat and watched in the school’s indoor track and field arena, students and the school’s rector, Michael Hirschfeld, reflected on …

Young Concord mechanics will vie for the title of ‘top student auto technicians’ in Michigan next week

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As a kid, Ian Zaczyk learned to fiddle with farming equipment in Bow. Classmate Spencer Carney of Hopkinton learned his stuff by working on his friend’s old racing cars. Together, the two seniors at the Concord Regional Technical Center form a formidable team. At last month’s state finals at the New England Dragway …

Hillsboro-Deering school evacuated due to unknown odor, some students get sick

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Authorities said Hillsboro-Deering High School in New Hampshire was evacuated due to an unknown odor in the building. At least two students said they felt sick yesterday morning and ambulances were called, but by midday, no major illnesses or injuries were reported. WMUR reported the Central New Hampshire …

Food and dancing brings Concord’s international community together

Thursday, May 21, 2015

At the end of Concord High School’s third annual International Night, more than 100 students stood on the auditorium stage, singing “We Are the World” at the top of their lungs. About 10 students had started the song, …

State Employees Association denounces reductions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The public employees union that represents faculty, staff and adjunct professors at the state’s community colleges said recent staff cuts conflict with the college system’s mission. The Community College System of New Hampshire implemented personnel reductions this month affecting 27 staff and faculty positions at Lakes Region, White …

For UNH Law graduates, the shift to thinking like an attorney can be applied anywhere – even Deflategate

Saturday, May 16, 2015

To understand how the University of New Hampshire School of Law changed the way its graduates look at the world, they were told to look no further than Deflategate. Dig beneath the media hype, Tom Brady’s four-game suspension …

Armed Forces Day, military history influence New England College commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A day designated for celebration and recognition, commencement at New England College honored not only those receiving degrees but also those who have served the United States. Commencement was held outside at the Henniker campus yesterday, the same …

Weare Middle School students prepare for national robotics championships

Thursday, May 14, 2015

At 2:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, school’s out for most Weare Middle School students. But work is just starting for four members of the school’s robotics team. Justin Coidakis, Matthew Piscina, Jack Flander and Ryan Konrad, all eighth …

Hopkinton High School tops in NH for second year in a row; Bow and John Stark in top 5, according to rankings

Thursday, May 14, 2015

For the second year in a row, Hopkinton High School came out as the top high school in New Hampshire, according to annual rankings from U.S. News and World Report. Bow High School came in at No. 3, while John Stark Regional High School in Weare came in …

SAU 24 chooses new assistant superintendent

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SAU 24 has a new assistant superintendent of schools. The SAU board approved Susan Hodgdon for the position at its meeting Monday. Hodgdon currently works as director of the Southwest New Hampshire Education Support Center at Keene State College and will replace Pamela Shepard, who is retiring at …

‘Sexual connotations’ of Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title affirm change to ‘principal’

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

With portraits of nearly 200 years of headmasters looking over their shoulders, members of the Pembroke School Board decided yesterday in a split vote not to reconsider their decision last year to rename Pembroke Academy’s top administrator as “principal.” In other words, when the school’s interim headmaster retires …

Kids get creative at Manchester’s Inti Academy

Sunday, May 10, 2015

In a small room at Inti Academy in Manchester, more than a dozen children are hunched over tables, working quietly. They each hold small lumps of gray clay that they are busily shaping into cats. They pinch little points to form ears and scrape away clay with toothbrushes …