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Education

Students hang out in the dining room at Northeast Catholic College on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The College of Saint Mary Magdalen changed its name to Northeast Catholic College the week after students returned from winter break this month. This name change is the second in five years. Until the fall of 2010, the school was named Magdalen College.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

College of Saint Mary Magdalen becomes Northeast Catholic College, updating its image, curriculum and mission

Saturday, January 24, 2015

When Mike Girard began looking for colleges, he found a school named Magdalen College. When he arrived on campus four years ago, it was the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. And when he graduates this spring, his degree will say Northeast Catholic College. Girard, a senior, never transferred schools. The small liberal arts college that he attends in Warner has …

At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First-year NHTI students Kayley Beers and Morgyn Soucy think more could be done to improve Concord’s community college than offering free tuition. Instead of giving up-front free tuition, as outlined by President Obama, they said the government could instead offer a reimbursement plan. To be eligible for tuition reimbursement, students would have to …

iRobot engineer talks to Canterbury students about STEAM education

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fourth- and fifth-grade students sat on the floor in Canterbury Elementary School’s library yesterday, patiently listening to a presentation while waiting for the hands-on part of the morning: playing with a robot. “Did you know at iRobot, robots have the right of way?” Paul Caristi, an engineer with iRobot, asked the students. Caristi …

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 …

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 …

In Epsom, unexpected special ed costs disrupt school’s budget

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Surprised by significant, unbudgeted special education expenses, Epsom Central School has frozen all unnecessary spending and is preparing a budget for next year that represents a nearly $700,000 increase, yet still continues many of the austerity measures. SAU 53 Business Administrator Peter Aubrey said he realized in October …

With new schedules, one Concord elementary school cut too much into lunch

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In an effort to streamline the school day, one Concord elementary school may have become too lean with the amount of time it gives students to eat their lunches. The school district paid a consultant $5,000 to recommend …

Sex assaults heighten college admissions fears as deadline looms

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Michelle Casey, a high school senior applying to college, is steering clear of party schools, which she said she fears will put her at higher risk for sexual assault. So, Casey, 17, is passing up the flagship University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst after reading online about its …

USNH moving its administrative offices to Concord early next year

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The University System of New Hampshire will move its administrative offices from Lee to Concord early next year in an effort it says will improve efficiency and consolidate. The university system’s administration, which includes the chancellor’s office, human …

Students want exam delays amid Brown, Garner cases

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they’ve been busy protesting grand jury decisions in the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., and haven’t had time to …

Concord superintendent search committee holds community input session

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The recently formed superintendent search committee held a community input session last night that was aimed at giving Concord residents the chance to express their expectations for the search and the next superintendent. “I think we’ll represent this community very well,” said Clint Cogswell, president of the Concord …

Has homework lost its value in education?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

When Concord High School changed its homework policy this fall, some students changed their opinions about their assignments. “I did absolutely no homework,” said sophomore Andri Lassande. “It might not have been the best thing.” Students have never …

Concord superintendent search committee selected, holding community input sessions

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Concord School Board has finished putting together a committee that is tasked with searching for the next superintendent. The committee, composed of 14 people who live or work in Concord, will hold two community input sessions in the coming weeks to solicit feedback from the public about …