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Education

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released yesterday by the Education Department. The survey of the Class of 2008, by the National Center for Education Statistics, provided an interesting snapshot of the nation’s educated elite after a crushing … 0

Obama seeks better teachers for poor kids

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators. “When a school or a school district or a set of schools in a disadvantaged community has disproportionate … 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 year and the one that starts in September. Now the University System of New Hampshire’s … 1

Hopkinton High School program helps young entrepreneurs get a glimpse into the business world

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hopkinton High School student Evan Ruderman faces some choices this summer – should he sell his line of watches in big-box retail stores such as Urban Outfitters or go local, putting the timepieces on his website and on … 0

Concord High graduates celebrate four years of hard work and overcoming challenges

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Like many graduates at Concord High School’s commencement ceremony yesterday, Kyle Cushman was feeling excited and anxious to move on from his senior year and begin the next phase of his life. And for the 18-year-old that next … 0

Pittsfield Middle High School graduates told to embrace where they came from

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yesterday was a day full of victories – some little, some not so much – for the Pittsfield Class of 2014. Katrina Haynes, for one, had never given a speech in public before. (“It terrifies me,” she told … 0

Literary references inspire at Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 graduation

Sunday, June 22, 2014

As the members of Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 dispersed to celebrate their graduation with full plates at backyard cook-outs or restaurant buffets, surely the words of class President Emma Hamilton echoed somewhere, eventually, in the … 0

PHOTOS: Old-fashioned lawn party for Weare’s 250th anniversary

Saturday, June 21, 2014

As a part of the year-long celebration of the town of Weare’s 250th anniversary, residents gathered on the grounds of the Clinton Grove Academy for an Old-Fashioned Lawn Party on Saturday afternoon. The school house was open for … 0

Pittsfield Middle High School continues to implement ‘student-centered’ approach

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A few years ago, the classes that Ryan Marquis and Quinn Boyce were taking at Pittsfield Middle High School involved a lot of “book work” and less conversation or open-ended projects. Teachers Jenny Wellington and Derek Hamilton did … 0

SNHU, New Hampshire Institute of Art discuss possible merger

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University and the New Hampshire Institute of Art are considering a merger, according to a memo sent Thursday from SNHU’s president to faculty and staff. The memo said merger talks have been at the exploratory level and are now moving to the next phase to … 0

PHOTOS: First class of full-day kindergartners graduates at Andover Elementary School

Thursday, June 19, 2014

“We are making history” Jane Slayton, principal at the Andover Elementary and Middle School, announced on Wednesday evening. The reason for the proclaiment were the nearly 30 students lined up on stage behind her that were a part … 1

Goffstown school plans to close soon after nearly 100 years

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Catholic school in Goffstown is closing after nearly 100 years, due to declining enrollment and funds. Villa Augustina School said it will cease operating June 30, unless it gets a large donation for next year. WMUR reported that the school put out a statement likening the institution … 0

Student with Asperger’s overcomes challenges to attend Hopkinton prom

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lizzie Busby is an 18-year-old junior at Hopkinton High School. She has lived in Contoocook with her mother and stepfather for five years now, and she has two older sisters and an older brother. At school, she’s involved … 2