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New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Hampshire is joining a national effort to make education more accessible to college students across state lines. The New England Board of Higher Education recently voted to make New Hampshire the first state in New England and the 18th nationally to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, which is aimed at making it easier for students to take online courses offered by schools in other states. The agreement allows …

Kearsarge Regional Elementary School students propose mastodon as official N.H. fossil

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The fourth-graders at Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in Bradford are preparing for a busy winter. The class is mapping out meetings with legislative committee chairs, penning letters to lawmakers and scheduling testimony at State House hearings, all in the name of the mastodon. The mammal, similar in appearance to an elephant, walked the …

Weare School Board approves creation of upper elementary school for next fall

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fourth-grade students in Weare will attend class in a newly created upper elementary school at Weare Middle School beginning next academic year. The Weare School Board voted Tuesday night to create this upper elementary school – “a school within a school” – moving the highest grade level from Center Woods Elementary School to the middle school as a short-term space solution. The upper …

New Hampshire author and illustrator is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Standing in front of a class of eighth-grade students yesterday morning, Marty Kelley asked if they wanted to first hear the good news or the bad news. “The bad news is you’re going to work really hard this …

Study: Massachusetts schools punish more minorites

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Massachusetts public schools punish a disproportionately high number of minorities and students with disabilities with out-of-school suspensions, putting them at higher risk of dropping out or getting in trouble with the law, according to a civil rights group. About two-thirds of those suspensions are for minor infractions, including …

Three Rivers School in Pembroke seeks input for playground

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pembroke’s Three Rivers School is seeking public input on a proposal to revamp its playground, Principal Jon Marston said. Parents and the public are invited to attend a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the school’s library. Marston said the playground currently “doesn’t exist.” “We have a couple …

Program gives support, guidance to New Hampshire college applicants

Monday, November 17, 2014

Concord High School senior Irene Ireme grabbed the confirmation letter off the printer and flashed a wide smile. She had just applied to the University of Connecticut. By day’s end, Ireme expected to submit applications to Keene State …

Bachelor’s students studying at NHTI for superior technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When a group of former NHTI students moved on to the University of New Hampshire in Manchester to pursue bachelor’s degrees, they didn’t expect to be coming back to their old community college for its technology. But that’s …

More positions being cut at NHTI

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Slumping revenue and increased expenses prompted NHTI to cut additional full-time positions yesterday, just as the community college system asked the state to add an additional $3 million to next year’s budget. The Concord community college announced it cut five full-time positions and one part-time position. The school …

New director to start at UNH Cooperative Extension

Friday, November 14, 2014

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is getting a new leader. Kenneth La Valley has been selected to be the next dean and director as of Dec. 1. La Valley joined the cooperative extension and NH Sea Grant in 2004. He received the UNH Presidential Award of …

College prices continue to creep up

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said yesterday. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

Concord School Board meeting takeaway: Homework still counts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A misconception was clarified at last night’s Concord School Board instructional committee meeting: Homework still counts. Members of the administration answered school board members’ questions and presented an update on grading and competencies to the committee, including changes that were implemented this academic year. School board member Oliver …

Mass. school demonstrates ‘active shooter’ system

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

With students off for the Veterans Day holiday, a simulated school shooting at Methuen, Mass., grammar school yesterday showed what “active shooter” technology could do to help the police catch a gunman if the horrible threat ever strikes …