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Bow High School teacher Marcel Duhaime addressed students during a presentation at Bow High School on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Students at Bow High School in Duhaime's class created a "Bow Dump Sites" application that helps track where waste has been left in the town. The project has landed the group as one of the 15 finalists in the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. 

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app that helps community

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In the forest near Woodhill Hooksett Road in Bow, two tires and some scrap metal were dumped. Not far away, a pile of bottles and cans was found and household items were scattered nearby. This waste – and other similar dump sites – were located, digitally tracked and reported or cleaned in December, all by a group of freshmen at …

Voters approve Andover School District’s $4.7 million budget, study to look at transportation costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Student transportation costs are going up in the Andover School District, and voters want to look at the district’s options. After unanimously approving a $4.7 million operating budget at last night’s district meeting, voters green-lighted spending up to $10,000 for a district transportation study. The overall budget is up $19,912, or 0.42 percent, …

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School student wins state bee for second year in a row

Saturday, February 28, 2015

They breezed through the spelling of “anachronism,” “minaret” and “dichotomy,” but were tripped up by “mozzarella,” “rendezvous” and “kuchen.” Slowly but steadily, children filed off the stage and rejoined their families in the audience, until just two remained. Contestants at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord participated in the New Hampshire …

Gilmanton School District seeks modular classrooms

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Gilmanton School, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, is looking for more space. Hoping to respond to a growing number of students in younger grades, the district is again asking voters to approve the installation of modular classrooms at the school. The total cost of …

Deerfield School District to ask voters whether to stay with Common Core

Friday, February 6, 2015

A petition warrant article in the Deerfield School District is proposing a curriculum change that other New Hampshire districts have also considered: opting out of Common Core. If passed, this article says Deerfield would “immediately discontinue participation in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Smarter Balanced …

Concord school budget projected to increase

Friday, February 6, 2015

Concord School Board members saw the first draft of the proposed budget for 2016 Wednesday night, which calls for an increase in funding and will likely raise tax rates. The proposed budget is $81.03 million, a $1.75 million increase over the current year’s budget. “I don’t think there …

Schools face tough call on when to cancel due to snow, Manchester apologizes for wrong decision

Thursday, February 5, 2015

By the afternoon, it was blue sky and sun above a fresh coating of snow. But yesterday’s morning commute was a slow slog through near-blizzard-like conditions. Getting to work is one thing, but deciding whether hundreds of employees …

College completion gap between rich, poor widens

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation’s richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades, according to a report released yesterday. The percentage of students from the lowest-income families – those making $34,160 a year or less – earning a bachelor’s …

Voters in John Stark Regional School District to consider budget less than default

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

John Stark Regional School District voters will be considering a proposed budget that is lower than the default budget at the district’s deliberative session tomorrow. “That is not an uncommon thing for us,” said Zach Lawson, vice chairman of the John Stark Regional School Board. The proposed budget …

NHTI and Southern New Hampshire University partner for dual enrollment agreement

Friday, January 30, 2015

NHTI and Southern New Hampshire University announced Wednesday they partnered in a dual enrollment agreement that will allow NHTI graduates to more easily transfer to SNHU to complete bachelor’s degrees. The agreement between the Concord community college and the Manchester-based university means that when students are accepted to …

Phillips Exeter picks UNH official as new principal

Friday, January 30, 2015

University of New Hampshire provost and vice president of academic affairs Lisa MacFarlane has been chosen as the next principal of Phillips Exeter Academy. MacFarlane will succeed Tom Hassan, the husband of Gov. Maggie Hassan who announced he would step down to focus more on his family and …

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they’re enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to …

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of …