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Incoming Concord superintendent will earn more than predecessor

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The new Concord School District superintendent will start out earning more than her predecessor. Incoming Superintendent Terry Forsten’s starting salary will be $137,000 per year, according to her contract. That’s nearly $2,500 more than the annual salary of longtime Superintendent Chris Rath. “We knew we were going to have to pay more than what Chris was paid” when the board started looking for her replacement, School Board President Clint Cogswell said. Rath, who will retire June 30, makes $134,510 a year, according to recent figures from the school district. The state Department of Education website lists Rath’s current salary as $129,010, which reflects her base …

Former coach Vallante went from New England College to Keene State without word of previous misconduct accusations

Saturday, April 11, 2015

As the University System of New Hampshire reviews and modifies its policies to deal with sexual harassment and other misconduct, questions remain about the role New England College played after one of its former coaches was later fired by Keene State College. Officials in the state university system recently commissioned a Manchester law …

Concord School Board passes district budget

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Concord School Board unanimously passed its $75.32 million budget last night. Still, board officials said this number is subject to change in the coming months as it considers contract negotiations and potential budget cuts. The board discussed numerous cuts last night but did not vote on any …

Concord School District lays out budget cuts before vote

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Concord School Board will vote on its budget tonight. The district intends to raise its budget for this year, but is also anticipating a revenue loss, so officials are looking for ways to reduce spending. The budget is currently figured at $75.32 million, 1.55 percent higher than …

Concord School Board considers cuts to next year’s budget

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faced with potentially steep budget cuts, the Concord School Board advocated reaching for middle ground at a special meeting last night. The district intends to raise its budget but is also anticipating a revenue loss, so officials are looking for ways to reduce spending and cut approximately $1 …

Kearsarge 7th-grader heading to national geography bee championship

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A seventh-grader from Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton has won the New Hampshire geographic bee and will head to the national championship in Washington. WMUR reported that Isaac Stearns bested 101 other Granite State students to win the state title at Keene State College on Friday. …

Headmaster? Principal? Opposition mounts against name change at Pembroke Academy

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What’s in a name? That which Pembroke Academy calls a headmaster by any other name would govern as well. Or would it? That’s the question, brought by hundreds of petitioners, that will soon face the Pembroke School Board – for a second time. In September, there was no …

Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late …

Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said yesterday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while also making broader efforts to create a safe campus culture. University System of New Hampshire officials asked attorneys at …

Technology is the focus of first-time Smarter Balanced implementation

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With headphones on, hands on laptop keyboards and gazes focused on the screens, fourth-grade students at Christa McAuliffe School answered math questions yesterday during a Smarter Balanced testing session. Schools are used to administering standardized tests, but the …

Students and parents ask Concord School Board to maintain Capitol Center partnership

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday night, Nick Skafidas was on stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts playing the trumpet in what he feared could be his last concert at the venue. To make sure he can play there next year, the Concord High School junior spoke at the Concord School …

PHOTOS: Trout in the Classroom at Henniker Community School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Henniker Community School seventh-grade science classes are participating in the Trout in the Classroom project, a program supported by Trout Unlimited and New Hampshire Fish and Game. The students are raising trout from the larva stage (sac fry) …