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Amanda Moore, left, and Ashley Gilmore who met on the cheer team their first year at NHTI celebrate after graduating yesterday in Concord.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading team their freshmen year and grew to become best friends. “We pretty much spent our entire college career together,” said Gilmore, who …

No criminal charges for Beaver Meadow School principal in incident with student

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Concord elementary school principal put on administrative leave last month after an incident with a student will not face any criminal charges, the police said. The police have been investigating an incident in which Beaver Meadow School principal John Forrest allegedly had physical contact with a student “while trying to restrain him …

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 Hazardous Materials team responded to the school. Superintendent Robert Hassett said the incident started in …

Search for SAU 18 superintendent lagging

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The plan was for the school board to select a new superintendent Tuesday night. But indecision and questions of impropriety threw that plan off track, pushing a decision for SAU 18 back by at least another week. To quell concerns and enable the board to make an offer …

Tom Brady’s footballs trigger a college course on Deflategate

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The controversy surrounding Tom Brady and the New England Patriots has prompted one university to offer a course on the matter. Beginning in the fall, the University of New Hampshire will offer Deflategate, which is the term that has been attached to the maelstrom surrounding whether the Super …

Dartmouth frat loses appeal, recognition

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie Animal House to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month …

UNH’s Huddleston concerned with defunding of higher education

Friday, May 8, 2015

The cost of college is rising, and at New Hampshire’s public universities, there’s a strong chance it could rise even more next year. After two years of freezing tuition statewide, officials may not be able to do so again this year. In February, Gov. Maggie Hassan proposed a …

Two finalists for Bristol Elementary School principal to meet with community

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Two finalists for the principal position at Bristol Elementary School in the Newfound Area School District have been selected. Jane Morrill-Winter, assistant principal at Bow Elementary School, and Sarah Rollins, director of college and career readiness for the Pittsfield School District, are the two candidates, according to a …

Franklin considers becoming the first open enrollment school district in the state

Thursday, May 7, 2015

This summer, Franklin schools will be losing not just the Hill students attending the city’s middle and high school, but also their tuition contribution to the district’s budget. “Franklin now must find a way to overcome the loss of revenue in the amount of approximately $615,000,” Superintendent Robert …

Superintendent candidates visit Franklin, Hill

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The three candidates came to Franklin from across New England yesterday: One works in a New Hampshire school district, one is a superintendent in Maine, and one lives in Massachusetts and holds an administrative position in a Connecticut …

Bow High School celebrates education award

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spirits are high at Bow High School after it was announced the school received a prestigious education award earlier this week. The school was one of three chosen to receive a New Hampshire Excellence in Education award this year. Also known as the “EDies”, the awards are given …

Manchester, Ashland, Bow schools win New Hampshire ‘EDies’

Monday, May 4, 2015

Schools in Manchester, Ashland and Bow were recognized by the state of New Hampshire for excellence in education. The Excellence in Education awards, or “EDies,” were created more than 20 years ago to recognize public schools that meet high standards. This year’s elementary school winner is the Parker …

Franklin, Weare schools moving grade levels to address space issues

Sunday, May 3, 2015

When fourth-grade students in Franklin and Weare begin school next fall, they won’t be in their regular classrooms. Instead, students from the Paul Smith School in Franklin and the Center Woods Elementary School in Weare will be moving to their respective middle schools. The change is the result …