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Education

Merrimack Valley SD: Washington Street School not for sale

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Washington Street School in Penacook is officially off the market. In response to an unsolicited offer from the Penacook Community Center to buy the building, Merrimack Valley School District officials have drafted a position paper that says the building is an important asset that will not be sold. “It’s not that we don’t respect and feel like we’re a partner with the community center. It’s that this particular location, …

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, starts Jan. 12, the university announced yesterday. He succeeds James Birge, who became president in 2009 and announced his intent to resign last summer. Card was most recently acting dean of the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant watches as children in the after-school group practice brushing and flossing. Above right: Tanya Tisdale, …

Highly educated millennials flourish as economy sags

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paul Courtney was about midway through his senior year at Georgetown University when he decided to go to law school. Seeing an opportunity to wait out a lackluster job-market rebound, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia in 2012. The 25-year-old already has a …

At Pembroke Academy, Best Buddies off to a royal start

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just weeks after the Best Buddies program kicked off at Pembroke Academy, junior Cheyenne Boucher and her buddy, Owen Sansoucie, who has Down syndrome, were named homecoming king and queen. Boucher said she learned at the late-September high …

School board to discuss hiring process for new superintendent

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Concord School Board members will soon face a challenge that the board hasn’t faced in years: hiring a new superintendent. Chris Rath, superintendent of the Concord School District, announced her retirement recently. She’ll step down June 30, ending a 30-year career in the district – 14 of those …

Wesleyan, Temple lead tide of colleges scrapping admission tests

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A new wave of colleges including Wesleyan University, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University are scrapping standardized tests as an admissions requirement, saying there are better ways to evaluate applicants and expand diversity. In the past two years, at least 20 schools in the United States, including Brandeis …

School board won’t back off history class review

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A suburban Denver school board refused to back off plans to review U.S. history courses for what some see as anti-American content, despite waves of protest from students and parents who accused the new conservative majority of trying …

Belmont students fight Yik Yak app with positivity

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hundreds of students at Belmont High School arrived to school yesterday morning to find an encouraging message neatly – and anonymously – taped on their lockers. “You’re flawless; every part of you is unique and wonderful.” “Your hard …

NHTI hosts open house celebrates New Hampshire Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Donald Kilian of Epsom works full time as a security guard, part time for the National Guard and is taking his final semester of courses in engineering at NHTI. Last night, between classes, instead of taking a break …

Dunbarton-Bow transition has been without issue for students, schools

Thursday, October 2, 2014

About a month into the academic year, the merger of Dunbarton students into Bow schools has gone well, according to school officials. Students are “starting to feel like they belong here,” Bow High School Principal John House-Myers said. “We’re getting really good reports,” he said. “If something wasn’t …

Dartmouth: Sexual assault reports were up in 2013

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The number of sexual assaults reported at Dartmouth College increased from 24 to 35 last year, but officials said the numbers likely reflect more victims coming forward rather than an actual increase in offenses. Under the federal Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to report statistics about …

Pittsfield schools ‘making education history’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fred Bramante, a former chairman of the state Board of Education, said yesterday the Pittsfield School District is pioneering the future of education with its focus on extending learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. “This little town, …