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N.H. college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More New Hampshire students are turning to their computers for summer classes, mirroring a broader trend of increasing online enrollment in the state’s university and community college systems. Summer online enrollment in the Community College System of New Hampshire is up 11 percent over last year, said Shannon Reid, spokeswoman for the system, which includes seven colleges. Earlier this week, Chancellor Ross Gittell announced that systemwide summer enrollment – both … 0

Hill School District’s separation from Franklin moves forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Hill School District’s separation from Franklin is moving forward. Hill is soliciting requests for proposals from area districts interested in absorbing the town’s small contingent of students. The intent is to enter into an exclusive contract with a district that would ensure all eligible students in grades seven through 12 would be enrolled and educated by the receiving district. The initial 10-year … 0

Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A federal appeals court panel ruled yesterday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back to lower courts for further review. In a 2-1 ruling, judges from … 0

Henniker’s New England College begins a repositioning effort to draw new students and stay financially sustainable

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New England College announced this month it has hired a vice president of enrollment, tasked with drawing new students to the school, roughly a week after the private college said more than a quarter of its full-time faculty accepted early retirement. The two moves are part of a … 0

Hopkinton High School program helps young entrepreneurs get a glimpse into the business world

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hopkinton High School student Evan Ruderman faces some choices this summer – should he sell his line of watches in big-box retail stores such as Urban Outfitters or go local, putting the timepieces on his website and on … 0

Concord High graduates celebrate four years of hard work and overcoming challenges

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Like many graduates at Concord High School’s commencement ceremony yesterday, Kyle Cushman was feeling excited and anxious to move on from his senior year and begin the next phase of his life. And for the 18-year-old that next … 0

Pittsfield Middle High School graduates told to embrace where they came from

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yesterday was a day full of victories – some little, some not so much – for the Pittsfield Class of 2014. Katrina Haynes, for one, had never given a speech in public before. (“It terrifies me,” she told … 0

Literary references inspire at Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 graduation

Sunday, June 22, 2014

As the members of Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 dispersed to celebrate their graduation with full plates at backyard cook-outs or restaurant buffets, surely the words of class President Emma Hamilton echoed somewhere, eventually, in the … 0

PHOTOS: Old-fashioned lawn party for Weare’s 250th anniversary

Saturday, June 21, 2014

As a part of the year-long celebration of the town of Weare’s 250th anniversary, residents gathered on the grounds of the Clinton Grove Academy for an Old-Fashioned Lawn Party on Saturday afternoon. The school house was open for … 0

Pittsfield Middle High School continues to implement ‘student-centered’ approach

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A few years ago, the classes that Ryan Marquis and Quinn Boyce were taking at Pittsfield Middle High School involved a lot of “book work” and less conversation or open-ended projects. Teachers Jenny Wellington and Derek Hamilton did … 0

SNHU, New Hampshire Institute of Art discuss possible merger

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University and the New Hampshire Institute of Art are considering a merger, according to a memo sent Thursday from SNHU’s president to faculty and staff. The memo said merger talks have been at the exploratory level and are now moving to the next phase to … 0

PHOTOS: First class of full-day kindergartners graduates at Andover Elementary School

Thursday, June 19, 2014

“We are making history” Jane Slayton, principal at the Andover Elementary and Middle School, announced on Wednesday evening. The reason for the proclaiment were the nearly 30 students lined up on stage behind her that were a part … 1

Goffstown school plans to close soon after nearly 100 years

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Catholic school in Goffstown is closing after nearly 100 years, due to declining enrollment and funds. Villa Augustina School said it will cease operating June 30, unless it gets a large donation for next year. WMUR reported that the school put out a statement likening the institution … 0