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N.H. college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More New Hampshire students are turning to their computers for summer classes, mirroring a broader trend of increasing online enrollment in the state’s university and community college systems. Summer online enrollment in the Community College System of New Hampshire is up 11 percent over last year, said Shannon Reid, spokeswoman for the system, which includes seven colleges. Earlier this week, Chancellor Ross Gittell announced that systemwide summer enrollment – both … 0

Hill School District’s separation from Franklin moves forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Hill School District’s separation from Franklin is moving forward. Hill is soliciting requests for proposals from area districts interested in absorbing the town’s small contingent of students. The intent is to enter into an exclusive contract with a district that would ensure all eligible students in grades seven through 12 would be enrolled and educated by the receiving district. The initial 10-year … 0

Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A federal appeals court panel ruled yesterday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back to lower courts for further review. In a 2-1 ruling, judges from … 0

University System of New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In-state students who graduate from one of New Hampshire’s public colleges and universities in 2016 could be the first in state history to pay the same tuition for four consecutive years. After years of significant increases, resident tuition was frozen at the 2012-13 rates for the last academic … 1

Manchester developer closes on Rumford Street school

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The developer who plans to put a for-profit arts center in the former Rumford Street School has closed on the building. Brian Thibeault of Manchester on Monday completed the deal to buy the building for $399,500. Billed as a place “to bring Concord’s artistic community together,” the Concord … 0

Young African leaders spend summer at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Twenty-five young African leaders are spending the summer at Dartmouth College as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace and security in their home countries. The Washington Fellowship program is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama announced during his visit to … 0

Revamped E-Rate could bring gains in wireless for schools, libraries

Friday, July 4, 2014

A proposal for a revamped federal program could mean significant gains in wireless connectivity for New Hampshire schools and libraries. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission released a report detailing the potential effect of a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program, which allows schools and libraries to buy … 0

Teens attend engineering camp at Dartmouth

Friday, July 4, 2014

High school students from across the country are spending two weeks at Dartmouth College for a summer engineering camp. The “Design It! Build It!” workshop will be held Monday through July 18 at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Students will learn to use the machine shop and 3D … 0

Longtime Concord teacher, coach killed in Allenstown crash

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A day after the shocking death of 66-year-old Michael Phelps, educators in Concord recalled a beloved former colleague who had a sense of humor and a natural gift of relating to his students during a 35-year career in … 1

Colleagues laud departing Merrimack Valley School District superintendent’s legacy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The most noticeable changes in the Merrimack Valley School District hint at Superintendent Michael Martin’s legacy. Ten years ago, there was the $20 million districtwide construction bond that helped renovate the high school for the first time since … 0

UNH gets approval to renovate athletic complex

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is a step closer to renovating its athletic complex. The University System of New Hampshire board of trustees Friday approved the school’s plan to renovate the complex as part of its campus master plan. The school had successfully raised $5 million in private … 1

Pembroke Academy to construct new ‘safety hallway’ at front entrance

Friday, June 27, 2014

Security issues and ruminations on the frailty of human existence aren’t quite your typical high school graduation speech fare – but to Pembroke Academy Headmaster Michael Reardon, it only made sense. Trying to navigate the world today is somewhat “akin to walking in a minefield,” he told seniors, … 0

At Armand R. Dupont School in Allenstown, officials rehearse school shooting response

Friday, June 27, 2014

It began at 9:52 a.m. yesterday with the sound of a gunshot – not a real threat, just an empty round – then another, then another, echoing from inside the Armand R. Dupont school in Allenstown. An emergency … 1