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Education

Rundlett Middle School principal Tom Sica gets a haircut from David Caron of the New England School of Barbering while Kevin Ferry, 11, gets a trim from Noah Lorden during the Ready to Learn fair at Rundlett Middle School in Concord on August 20, 2014. “The biggest success was getting people to come and to get the supplies that they needed,” said Nicole Newman, who organized the event with fellow Rundlett paraprofessionals Lynn Reyes and Caroline Keane.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

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 Fair on Wednesday. They also enjoyed free back-to-school haircuts and immunizations and could chat with a nutritionist from Plymouth State University. The … 0

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 results of an annual poll by Gallup and the Phi Delta Kappa educators’ organization provide … 0

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 being offered by the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, which is a cooperative venture … 0

College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy … 1

Access important as summer lunch program participation grows

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As the number of New Hampshire students who qualify for federally subsidized lunches grows, so too has the need for and access to summer lunch programming. The average participation in daily summer nutrition programs statewide increased by 275 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a 2014 study … 0

Mount Washington College closing 2 campuses

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mount Washington College said it will close its Salem and Nashua campuses and lay off 50 employees by Sept. 9. The Eagle Tribune reported college spokesman Stephen White said about 540 students would be affected. They will be able to continue their studies at the college’s campus in … 0

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key – but complex – financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips. The picture … 0

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 … 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 … 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