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Rundlett eighth graders Thomas Duhaime, who wants to become a marine biologist, and Aditya Pant, right, who wants to become a doctor compare notes on financing of car at the Financial Education Reality Fair at NHTI yesterday.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Financial literacy fair gives students a taste of adulthood, budgeting

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hunter David wants to become an electrical engineer. It’s a decent job that will pay him about $60,000 a year, but still about $5,000 below the state’s median family income. While Hunter, a 14-year-old student at Bow Memorial School still has a lot of work – and school – to complete before he gets there, it’s not too early for …

Rundlett Middle School mourns loss of student

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A sixth-grader at Concord’s Rundlett Middle School died Wednesday night after a medical emergency, according to a statement from school officials. The girl needed to go to the hospital for a medical emergency earlier in the day, according to a letter Rundlett Middle School Principal Tom Sica sent to students’ families yesterday morning. …

Facing budget cuts, Henniker school board votes to privatize food service

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

At the end of a tense Henniker School Board meeting Tuesday night, board members decided to privatize Henniker Community School’s food services. Faced with cutting more than $100,000 from this year’s budget, board members accepted a bid from New Hampshire-based company Cafe Services, which they estimated would save the school $28,000. The bid …

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 …

School districts try to tighten unpredictable spending for substitute teachers

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Concord School District salary database Merrimack Valley School District database Districts vary on teacher salaries --------- Since at least 2011, Concord has overspent its budget for subs by $70,000 or more each year. Across town, Merrimack Valley has had leftover money is the account for substitutes – as …

Concord teachers receive better pay, benefits than peers in neighboring Merrimack Valley

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Concord School District salary database Merrimack Valley School District database Spending on substitute teachers often unpredictable --------- In the Merrimack Valley School District, the 14 highest-paid teachers made between $70,000 and $78,000 last school year. In the neighboring Concord School District, 192 teachers – more than half of …