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Faculty, admin at odds over reason for NHTI cuts

Saturday, August 2, 2014

NHTI faculty and top officials are at odds over the recent move to cut 14 teaching positions. The Concord-based community college announced an expected $3 million budget shortfall and savings plan this week, less than a month before the school year begins. Eight faculty members met Wednesday afternoon to discuss their concerns with what they say is a top-heavy administration that continues to add positions while the burden to cut … 0

Concord High Principal Connolly announces ALS diagnosis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly has been diagnosed with ALS, he said today in a letter distributed to members of the Concord educational community. He also announced he will stay on as principal despite the recent diagnosis. “I love my job here, and will continue to work and be a part of … 0

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 … 3

Literary references inspire at Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 graduation

Sunday, June 22, 2014

As the members of Merrimack Valley High School’s Class of 2014 dispersed to celebrate their graduation with full plates at backyard cook-outs or restaurant buffets, surely the words of class President Emma Hamilton echoed somewhere, eventually, in the … 0

PHOTOS: Old-fashioned lawn party for Weare’s 250th anniversary

Saturday, June 21, 2014

As a part of the year-long celebration of the town of Weare’s 250th anniversary, residents gathered on the grounds of the Clinton Grove Academy for an Old-Fashioned Lawn Party on Saturday afternoon. The school house was open for … 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