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Education

Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late statesman would have frowned on the tumultuous week at the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy. Despite public …

Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said yesterday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while also making broader efforts to create a safe campus culture. University System of New Hampshire officials asked attorneys at a Manchester law firm to review their procedures in general and their handling of four …

Technology is the focus of first-time Smarter Balanced implementation

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With headphones on, hands on laptop keyboards and gazes focused on the screens, fourth-grade students at Christa McAuliffe School answered math questions yesterday during a Smarter Balanced testing session. Schools are used to administering standardized tests, but the tests corresponding to the Common Core State Standards are a new experience for both students …

Boston College under investigation over access for disabled

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Boston College has become more difficult to navigate for people with disabilities in recent years, according to former and current students whose complaints have prompted an investigation into whether the school is violating accessibility laws. Students said in a complaint to the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil …

Nursing students treat patients in Costa Rica

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A dozen nursing students at Plymouth State University have spent part of their winter travelling to remote villages in Costa Rica, where they treated patients for chronic conditions like diabetes, emphysema, high blood pressure, and others. The trip was part of the Global Health course, a requirement of …

Local schools evaluate weight of snow on buildings, take preventive measures

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Epsom Central School Principal Patrick Connors’s job description has a catch-all ending that reads: “. . . and all other things as needed.” After this weekend’s snowstorm, what the school needed most was more shovelers on the roof. …

UNH president: Campus thriving despite lack of state funding

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The University of New Hampshire is thriving despite the state’s reluctance to view education as a public good, President Mark Huddleston said yesterday in his annual state of the university address. UNH welcomed it largest incoming class ever last fall and has seen record fundraising for the last …

Report praises UNH Law honors program as groundbreaking

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Every so often, and with enough frequency to matter, John Garvey receives a call at the University of New Hampshire School of Law from an employer in search of a rare treasure. They want a young standout – …

UNH makes top 20 list of university farms

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The University of New Hampshire has made a top-20 list of university farms in the country for its teaching and research. UNH was ranked No. 20 in the list published by Best College Reviews. It was noted for having an academically centered farming operation. The rankings are based …

Education funding looms large in Hassan’s budget, but not enough for tuition freeze at UNH

Friday, February 13, 2015

Even with $13 million more from the state in the next biennium, the University System of New Hampshire wouldn’t be able to avoid an in-state tuition increase. Officials at the university system, one of the few agencies to see a significant increase in Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal, …

University System of New Hampshire won’t set tuition until state budget approved

Monday, February 9, 2015

The University System of New Hampshire will wait to set in-state tuition rates until June, once the Legislature and Gov. Maggie Hassan approve the state’s next two-year budget plan and USNH learns how much state funding it will …

Granite State College gets new president from UNH

Monday, February 9, 2015

Granite State College, the University System of New Hampshire’s top program for offering online education, has a new president with a more traditional college background. Mark Rubinstein, currently vice president for student and academic services at the University …

CONCORD: Granite State College takes different tack

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chuck Bagley’s title at Granite State College may be lecturer, but he tries not to let that reflect too much in his teaching. “What we try to do is move people away from that lecturing model,” he said. Bagley, who is also the school’s director in faculty development, …