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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 and benefits, and a decline in fall enrollment revenue. The plan trimmed 14 positions, including six faculty and eight staff. One part-time … 0

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 college. In its 57th year, the program is for high-achieving New Hampshire students to earn … 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 recommendations that can be shared with their peers. While several institutions have said they would … 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

Student with Asperger’s overcomes challenges to attend Hopkinton prom

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lizzie Busby is an 18-year-old junior at Hopkinton High School. She has lived in Contoocook with her mother and stepfather for five years now, and she has two older sisters and an older brother. At school, she’s involved … 2

John Stark Regional High School graduates 160 seniors

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Just before the 160 seniors graduated from John Stark Regional High School yesterday morning, commencement speaker Gerard Boyle, a judge in Concord’s district court and a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, asked the group to fall back on the core values they’ve learned over the years as … 0

For one Pembroke Academy graduate, a diploma was ‘a long time coming’

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Outside in the parking lot, her family’s car stood out with painted messages of congratulations addressed to “Mom.” Later that afternoon, she’d head to a cookout to revel in an accomplishment that was 17 years in the making. … 0

Franklin High’s Class of 2014 praised for hard work

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Showtime was fast approaching for seniors in the Franklin Middle School cafeteria last night. In 30 minutes, school and district officials would be commending them for their school spirit, talent and potential. In an hour, they would be … 0

At Belmont High School graduation, salutatorian draws life lessons from Pac-Man

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Senior year of high school isn’t all that different from a game of Pac-Man, said Belmont High School salutatorian Samuel Chiu. Think of the ghosts that chase the yellow spherical protagonist of the video game as the “challenges … 0

Second Start graduates seven students

Friday, June 13, 2014

Jesse Mannion spent three years at Concord High School, but she had little desire to attend class because she was bullied and felt disinterested in the classwork. After two years of hard work at Second Start Alternative High School, she’ll finish with both a certificate from the program … 0