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Education

Webster parents interested in sending kids to Hopkinton schools

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A groundswell of support is growing among some Webster residents interested in sending the town’s students to Hopkinton, as the town continues its push to study withdrawal from the Merrimack Valley School District. “For so many years I’ve heard whispers off and on about Webster going to Hopkinton,” said Webster resident Karin Page. “I get that a lot of parents want their kids to go to MV. They went there … 3

N.H. community colleges reduce tuition by 5 percent

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Classes at New Hampshire’s seven community colleges will be a little less expensive next year. Following through on a promise he made last year, Chancellor Ross Gittell and Trustee Chairman Paul Holloway announced yesterday that an increase in state funding allowed the Community College System of New Hampshire to reduce tuition by 5 percent. “We committed to the governor and Legislature that investing … 1

New SAT puts focus on achievement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attention, high school freshmen. If you’re planning to take the SAT in two years, you probably won’t need to memorize the definitions of words like obsequious, propinquity, enervation or lachrymose. But you will need to be alert to the several possible definitions of words such as “intense.” In a given passage, does it mean emotional, concentrated, brilliant or determined? You might also face … 0

Metalious resigns from Concord School Board

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Concord School Board plans to appoint a new member after the unexpected resignation of Nick Metalious. School Board President Clint Cogswell confirmed Metalious resigned Wednesday. “I didn’t think for a second that he was thinking of resigning or anything like that,” Cogswell said yesterday. “If you were … 0

Future of Unity school comes down to bond vote

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The future of a long-delayed new elementary school in Unity comes down to a bond vote this weekend. Residents are voting tomorrow on a $2.75 million bond at the Unity School District meeting. Officials said it will cost that much to complete the building. The Eagle-Times reported that … 0

Residents approve $1.9 million budget for Hill School District

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The budget is down, but taxes are up. That’s the story for Hill and Franklin residents in the Hill School District, where about 25 voters last night approved a $1.9 million operating budget at the district’s annual meeting. The budget is $11,707 less than the current year’s budget, … 0

Report ranks N.H. high in college graduation rate

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A new national report finds that 11 percent of college graduates who started at one of New Hampshire’s four-year public universities or colleges got their diplomas in another state. The report, released today by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, tracked students who started college in fall 2007. … 0

PHOTO: D.A.R.E. pizza night at Loudon Elementary School

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Loudon Elementary School hosted their annual D.A.R.E. Pizza Night and raffle last night to benefit the police department’s D.A.R.E. program. … 0

Families explain difficulties of Dunbarton’s peculiar student situation

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Snow days at the Westenberg household in Dunbarton can be bittersweet. During the heavy storms last month, Jake, a third-grader at Dunbarton Elementary School in the Goffstown School District, got the day off. Aidan, who attends middle school … 2

Hopkinton installs cameras in school, citing safety for all

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Usually buzzing with students’ animated conversations and shuffling feet, the empty halls of Hopkinton Middle/High School fell silent yesterday afternoon. The real activity was taking place in the ceiling above, where workers from Pelmac Industries began weaving the … 0

Enrollment dip leads to staff cuts in Concord School District’s $74 million budget

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Continued enrollment decline has prompted Concord School District officials to recommend cutting the equivalent of 12 full-time positions from next year’s budget. Superintendent Chris Rath has proposed a $74.17 million operating budget, $609,500 more than the current budget. Reductions in health care costs and staffing are offset by … 1

PHOTOS: Family Fun Night at Boscawen Elementary School

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Boscawen Elementary School’s Family Fun Night brought karate, crafts, cake and reptiles under one roof earlier this week. The annual event invites Boscawen students and their family members to roam the school and experience different stations set … 0

PHOTOS: 39th Army Band helps Webster students march into health

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The 39th Army Band, New Hampshire Army National Guard, performed for students of Webster Elementary School at the town hall yesterday. The performance kicked off the “March into Health Challenge,” an initiative started this year by Judy Elliott, … 0