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Merrimack Valley School District $38.9 million budget passes; survives motion to cut

Thursday, March 5, 2015

For the second straight year, a group of familiar budget hawks tried to cut the Merrimack Valley School District budget at the annual meeting. For the second straight year, their efforts failed. Voters in a packed Merrimack Valley High School last night eventually approved the $38.9 million budget proposed by the school board. The approved budget is down 1 percent from the current year, though the taxpayer share will increase …

New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

Thursday, March 5, 2015

As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators wants to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, but kids do need to be able to sign their names, they do need to …

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app that helps community

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In the forest near Woodhill Hooksett Road in Bow, two tires and some scrap metal were dumped. Not far away, a pile of bottles and cans was found and household items were scattered nearby. This waste – and other similar dump sites – were located, digitally tracked and reported or cleaned in December, …

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they’re enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to …

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Students take on hunger

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For the second year in a row, students from Concord High School organized a fundraising event, Hunger Games for Hunger. Students raised more than $1,000 for the Friendly Kitchen. Joe Ossoff and Skye Reese lead the organizing, but …

Administrators, legislators testify on bill that would allow community colleges to grant four-year degrees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A bill to allow the Community College System of New Hampshire to grant four-year degrees to its students might not change much after all. That’s because no existing law prevents the community colleges from issuing bachelor’s degrees now, according to testimony before the House Education Committee yesterday. Current …

Kearsarge Regional School District voters approve land transfer to Warner, will vote on four additional articles in March

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kearsarge Regional School District voters authorized the district to transfer land next to the Odd Fellows building to the town of Warner at the school district’s annual meeting Saturday. “That’s been the missing piece that we’ve never had before,” said Jim McLaughlin of Warner’s Odd Fellows Building Committee. …

N.H. officials, students react to Obama’s community college plan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Aaron Cox sat in a hallway at NHTI yesterday, waiting to complete financial aid paperwork before classes begin at the community college next week. Cox, 25, is enrolled in a program for computer programming at the school in Concord, where costs exceed $7,000 a year for a full-time …

Robotics team prints 3D map

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OZ-Ram, the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics team from John Stark Regional and Hopkinton high schools, created a map using a 3-D printer. The map includes states and countries with a height that correlates …