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Shaker Regional School District has proposals to switch to SB 2, raze Gale School

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Shaker Regional School Board will present a warrant that includes articles for a $21,739,870 operational budget, a move to SB 2 town voting, approval of a collective bargaining agreement and $71,000 to raze the Gale School. SAU 80 includes Canterbury Elementary School and Belmont elementary, middle and high schools. Voters will be presented with a $60,334, or 0.28 percent, operational budget increase from 2015-16. It’s estimated to require a …

Reported use of cigarettes and alcohol down sharply in N.H. schools, but e-cigarette use is soaring

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Hampshire high school students are using much less alcohol and tobacco than they did a decade ago, while their use of illegal drugs has not declined nearly as much, according to the latest in a series of statewide surveys on risky teen behavior. But it’s the relatively new phenomenon of electronic cigarettes, …

Merrimack Valley School District: We are now compliant with all election laws

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Merrimack Valley School Board Chairman Mark Hutchins opened a public budget hearing recently by acknowledging the district has been violating state election laws for decades. Now they’re fixing it. “You’ll notice on the warrant article a couple of different things,” Hutchins said. “We are electing the moderator by ballot vote. In the past, we’ve done it from the floor – as long as …

Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity

Sunday, November 15, 2015

When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri – a school now known for one student’s hunger strike and other protests against the administration’s handling of racial bias and …

Concord students did less well compared to their peers as 11th graders than they did as 3rd graders

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The students in last year’s Concord High School junior class fell below the state average compared to how well they did when they were in third grade, while the same group in Bow moved further above the state average during that period, according to a Monitor analysis of …

Smarter Balanced Assessment results show Concord elementary schools lag below state average

Friday, November 13, 2015

Concord’s elementary schools are generally below the state averages for Smarter Balanced Assessment scores, according to recently released data. Furthermore, the results vary widely between different grades and different schools. For instance, 50 percent of Beaver Meadow Elementary school students met or exceeded the test’s achievement levels in …

Black administrator named Missouri System’s interim head

Friday, November 13, 2015

One of the University of Missouri’s first black law school graduates was appointed Thursday to lead the four-campus system through a tumultuous period of racial unrest, drawing praise from students who said he’s well-equipped to confront the problems …

New Hampshire Smarter Balanced test results are in, and they’re better than national scores

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The results are in. New Hampshire students exceeded the national average on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in both English language arts and mathematics. The test is meant to gauge where students are in their career and college readiness at elementary, middle and high schools. While the state bested …

U. of Missouri president, chancellor leave over race tension

Monday, November 9, 2015

The president of the University of Missouri system and the head of its flagship campus resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as indifference to racial tensions at …

Number of in-state freshmen attending UNH on the decline

Sunday, November 8, 2015

For the third year in a row, the number of Granite State students entering the University of New Hampshire is on the decline. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported that only 39 percent of this year’s UNH freshmen are in-state students. The percentage has declined steadily from 43 percent in …

Dartmouth designates new house communities

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dartmouth College is beginning its transition to a new residential model designed to provide students with more continuity when living on campus and greater interaction with faculty beyond the classroom. The move to a residential college system was among the changes President Philip Hanlon announced in January to …

UNH guest lecturers vindicate Patriots in Deflategate

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Three guest lecturers at a unique University of New Hampshire class claim their work has vindicated the New England Patriots of all wrongdoing in the Deflategate scandal. reported MIT engineering professor John Leonard was joined by UNH professors Michael Briggs and Martin Wosnik on Wednesday in leading …

Public school enrollments continue long, slow decline in Concord region

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The region’s long, slow decline in the number of public school students shows no sign of ending, judging from official enrollments for the new school year, and nobody expects that to change any time soon. In the past …