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The city skyline is seen at dusk on Boston Harbor in Boston, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy has shifted to bestow greater and greater rewards on the well-educated. By 1990, that number was about 57 percent. By 2011: 73 … 0

Access important as summer lunch program participation grows

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As the number of New Hampshire students who qualify for federally subsidized lunches grows, so too has the need for and access to summer lunch programming. The average participation in daily summer nutrition programs statewide increased by 275 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a 2014 study by New Hampshire Kids Count, making volunteer efforts and state and federal grants all the … 0

Mount Washington College closing 2 campuses

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mount Washington College said it will close its Salem and Nashua campuses and lay off 50 employees by Sept. 9. The Eagle Tribune reported college spokesman Stephen White said about 540 students would be affected. They will be able to continue their studies at the college’s campus in Manchester. He said the decision was prompted by a 30 percent decline in enrollment over … 0

At untraditional graduation, Parker Academy students reflect on personal growth

Friday, June 13, 2014

It looked, in some ways, just like any other high school graduation. Just before 1 p.m. yesterday, a senior juggled flowers as she sped down a staircase to get ready for the event. Another held tightly to a … 1

Texting while driving is latest teen risk as smoking declines

Friday, June 13, 2014

While smoking among American teens has fallen to a 22-year low, most adolescents admit to engaging in a new type of risky behavior: texting while driving. About 60 percent of U.S. high school seniors say they have texted behind the wheel, according to the Centers for Disease Control … 0

Deaf salutatorian overcomes isolation, obstacles in Franklin

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Born hard of hearing, Carter Henry was never going to breeze to his goal of graduating near the top of his high school class. But by December, Carter had grinded his way to the No. 2 ranking by … 0

Obama holds up Mass. technical school as model for U.S.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Saluting graduates as they leave the safety of high school behind, President Obama held up a revitalized New England technical school yesterday as a model for the United States in an increasingly competitive global workforce. At Worcester Technical … 0

Gates Foundation: Delay using test scores to evaluate teachers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Obama administration is resisting mounting calls for a moratorium on using student test scores to evaluate teachers, students and schools. On Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has invested more than $200 million to create, support and implement the Common Core State Standards, said states … 0

Ray Duckler: Administrators weigh in on a smoking topic

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

They might have felt like Red Auerbach, the late Celtics legend, while puffing on those cigars. In the end, though, they were more red-faced than anything else. I’m talking about the two high school lacrosse players in Massachusetts … 0

Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers as unconstitutional yesterday, saying such laws harm students – especially poor and minority ones – by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost … 3

Quarter of NEC’s full-time faculty take early retirement

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More than a quarter of the full-time undergraduate faculty at New England College has accepted voluntary, early retirement packages offered by the private, Henniker-based school. The early retirement option is one of several steps the college is taking to ensure it is innovative and sustainable over the long … 1

Merrimack Valley School District in final planning stages of Safe Routes to School project

Monday, June 9, 2014

Almost five years after applying for federal Safe Routes to School money, the Merrimack Valley School District is in the final planning stages for its major project. The proposal for Boscawen Elementary School includes installing 1,165 feet of new sidewalk on B.E.S.T. Avenue, where grass and hardpack straddle … 3

With success already under their belts, Hopkinton’s Class of 2014 graduates

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Clad in green and white robes, 83 graduating Hopkinton High School students sat side by side in the Durgin Arena barn last night. On stage, they looked out at adoring family members and friends crowded into the seats … 0