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Max Morrissette, 4, rides his horse taught by Kathy Mauzerall, left, OT-R in the SpiritHorse autism intervention program and led by Ariel Huffman, center, and Max's aide Kaite Martinelli. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

At Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton, students of all levels find strength and fun

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last week was a big one for Max Morrissette. He had just turned 4, for starters, and was all smiles when he arrived at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton for his weekly Thursday lesson. When Max started at Back in the Saddle – BITS, for short – a few months ago, he spent his half-hour sessions … 0

Event focuses on ‘positive art experiences’ for students with learning differences

Monday, September 1, 2014

Even minor adjustments can help students with learning differences have a positive experience with the arts, and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and VSA New Hampshire want to share ideas to make sure all students have such experiences. The two organizations are inviting parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, aides and community providers who work with children with learning differences to an event tomorrow … 0

madbury: Presentation to highlight UNH’s agricultural projects

Monday, September 1, 2014

Those interested in agricultural research are invited to attend a presentation this month at Kingman Farm in Madbury hosted by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and UNH Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn about the university’s research projects, including those on strawberry cultivation, squash and pumpkin breeding, forage crops, apple disease studies, and the Great Bay oyster reef. The meeting is scheduled from … 0

Concord School Board expected to vote on $8.6M bonds Monday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Monday, the Concord School Board is expected to vote on the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital projects. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the high school library on … 0

PHOTO: Fair equips students for school at Rundlett in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Students picking up their packets for the new school year at Rundlett Middle School in Concord could also pick up a new backpack, a full lunch bag, clothing, school supplies, toiletries and books at the Ready to Learn … 1

Poll: Common Core loses support

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards – and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows. The … 1

Business development center adds minicourses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media. The new minicourses last up to 15 minutes each and cover three topics: “Pinterest for Business,” “Mobile Marketing” and “Instagram for Business.” They’re … 0

A look at some changes for local school districts

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Many students will head back to area schools by the middle of next week to begin a new year. To give readers a sense of some of the leadership changes that took place at schools over the summer, … 0

Taxpayers, school board in Chichester add odds over stipends

Friday, August 15, 2014

A much-deserved bonus for hardworking teachers or a betrayal of the public trust by the school board? The answer depends largely on who you ask in Chichester, where a group of residents is crying foul over the school board’s approval of a one-time stipend for teachers, months after … 0

New MV board member backed district withdrawal study

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The newest member of the Merrimack Valley School Board was among those leading a drive earlier this year to explore whether Webster should leave the district. Karin Page said she still supports a study that would examine a potential breakup of the district, but she said she won’t … 0

Concord school board to consider $8.6 million bond

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Concord residents are being asked to weigh in on the school district’s plan to bond up to $8.6 million for major capital projects at four schools. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. The board is … 1

Lunch lady rises to teachers’ union leader

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation’s largest labor union, representing 3 million educators. Lily Eskelsen García, 59, a telegenic, guitar-slinging … 0

California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law

Sunday, August 10, 2014

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities across the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape allegations adopt policies to define … 0