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NHTI receives federal grant for IT training program

Monday, September 29, 2014

NHTI yesterday announced it received $2.5 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program “Get IT! Growing the Economy Through Information Technology.” The grant project was one of 270 awarded yesterday to community colleges across the country. Get IT! is a statewide project to develop, improve and expand training for adults seeking careers in industries that require certified information technology skills. The funds will allow the college to … 0

Superintendent announces her retirement after nearly three decades with Concord schools

Friday, September 26, 2014

Chris Rath, superintendent of the Concord School District, will retire at the end of this school year. Rath, 67, has worked in Concord schools for nearly three decades. She delivered her letter of retirement to Clint Cogswell, president of the Concord School Board, yesterday morning at their weekly meeting. “I have enjoyed the … 1

Concord schools superintendent Chris Rath to retire this year

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Concord Superintendent of Schools Chris Rath announced Thursday that she will retire from the superintendent’s job at the end of this school year, according to a press release. In a letter written to Clint Cogswell, president of the Concord School Board, Rath said she has witnessed a lot of change over her long tenure in the district. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to … 0

New MV board member backed district withdrawal study

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The newest member of the Merrimack Valley School Board was among those leading a drive earlier this year to explore whether Webster should leave the district. Karin Page said she still supports a study that would examine a potential breakup of the district, but she said she won’t … 0

Concord school board to consider $8.6 million bond

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Concord residents are being asked to weigh in on the school district’s plan to bond up to $8.6 million for major capital projects at four schools. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. The board is … 1

Lunch lady rises to teachers’ union leader

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation’s largest labor union, representing 3 million educators. Lily Eskelsen García, 59, a telegenic, guitar-slinging … 0

California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law

Sunday, August 10, 2014

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities across the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape allegations adopt policies to define … 0

New Principal Andrea Elliot hopes to build momentum at Bishop Brady

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Giants of Bishop Brady High School have a new fan in principal Andrea Elliot. A New Hampshire native, Elliot arrives at Brady as a career educator with experience in public and Catholic schools. “I always thought I … 0

Faculty, admin at odds over reason for NHTI cuts

Saturday, August 2, 2014

NHTI faculty and top officials are at odds over the recent move to cut 14 teaching positions. The Concord-based community college announced an expected $3 million budget shortfall and savings plan this week, less than a month before the school year begins. Eight faculty members met Wednesday afternoon … 1

Concord High Principal Connolly announces ALS diagnosis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly has been diagnosed with ALS, he said today in a letter distributed to members of the Concord educational community. He also announced he will stay on as principal despite the recent diagnosis. … 0

NHTI cuts 14 positions to close $3 million shortfall

Monday, July 28, 2014

NHTI has cut its workforce by 14 positions and trimmed other expenses to close an expected budget gap of about $3 million, in a move that has been sharply derided by faculty. The expected 2015 budget gap announced yesterday is the result of increased expenses, primarily for payroll … 3

Students in St. Paul’s summer program not ready to say goodbye

Monday, July 28, 2014

St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program isn’t your average summer camp. For 5½ weeks this summer, 267 students from 76 New Hampshire high schools came to the Concord school to pursue their academic passions and get a taste of the social conventions they will experience when they go to … 1

Work continues after Dartmouth summit ends

Monday, July 28, 2014

Participants in Dartmouth College’s recent summit on sexual assault will continue their work in the coming months. Representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities attended the summit earlier this month in Hanover. There, they were divided into five working groups that will continue working together to develop … 0