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Educator John Parodi, left, of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for, from right, Karen Tardif, Emma O'Neill, 11, and Reagan O'Neill, 9, all of Laconia, on August 21, 2014. Parodi pointed out the location of the landing on one of two high-resolution 12-foot images of the moon that marks the entrance to a newer exhibit at the center called Lunar Recon. The exhibit focuses on the work of the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter. 

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: Science fun at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Educator John Parodi (left) of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord describes the Apollo 11 lunar landing for (from right) Karen Tardif, Emma O’Neill, 11, and Reagan O’Neill, 9, all of Laconia, yesterday. Parodi pointed out the location of the landing on one of two high-resolution 12-foot images of the moon that marks the entrance to a newer exhibit at … 0

Concord School Board expected to vote on $8.6M bonds Monday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Monday, the Concord School Board is expected to vote on the issuance of up to $8.6 million in bonds for major capital projects. The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the high school library on Warren Street. If the plan – which was unanimously approved by the district’s capital facilities … 0

PHOTO: Fair equips students for school at Rundlett in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Students picking up their packets for the new school year at Rundlett Middle School in Concord could also pick up a new backpack, a full lunch bag, clothing, school supplies, toiletries and books at the Ready to Learn Fair on Wednesday. They also enjoyed free back-to-school haircuts and immunizations and could chat with … 1

Young African leaders spend summer at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Twenty-five young African leaders are spending the summer at Dartmouth College as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace and security in their home countries. The Washington Fellowship program is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama announced during his visit to … 0

Revamped E-Rate could bring gains in wireless for schools, libraries

Friday, July 4, 2014

A proposal for a revamped federal program could mean significant gains in wireless connectivity for New Hampshire schools and libraries. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission released a report detailing the potential effect of a proposal to modernize the E-Rate program, which allows schools and libraries to buy … 0

Teens attend engineering camp at Dartmouth

Friday, July 4, 2014

High school students from across the country are spending two weeks at Dartmouth College for a summer engineering camp. The “Design It! Build It!” workshop will be held Monday through July 18 at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Students will learn to use the machine shop and 3D … 0

Longtime Concord teacher, coach killed in Allenstown crash

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A day after the shocking death of 66-year-old Michael Phelps, educators in Concord recalled a beloved former colleague who had a sense of humor and a natural gift of relating to his students during a 35-year career in … 1

Colleagues laud departing Merrimack Valley School District superintendent’s legacy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The most noticeable changes in the Merrimack Valley School District hint at Superintendent Michael Martin’s legacy. Ten years ago, there was the $20 million districtwide construction bond that helped renovate the high school for the first time since … 0

UNH gets approval to renovate athletic complex

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The University of New Hampshire is a step closer to renovating its athletic complex. The University System of New Hampshire board of trustees Friday approved the school’s plan to renovate the complex as part of its campus master plan. The school had successfully raised $5 million in private … 1

Pembroke Academy to construct new ‘safety hallway’ at front entrance

Friday, June 27, 2014

Security issues and ruminations on the frailty of human existence aren’t quite your typical high school graduation speech fare – but to Pembroke Academy Headmaster Michael Reardon, it only made sense. Trying to navigate the world today is somewhat “akin to walking in a minefield,” he told seniors, … 0

At Armand R. Dupont School in Allenstown, officials rehearse school shooting response

Friday, June 27, 2014

It began at 9:52 a.m. yesterday with the sound of a gunshot – not a real threat, just an empty round – then another, then another, echoing from inside the Armand R. Dupont school in Allenstown. An emergency … 1

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