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NHTI opened the campus machinery and engineering lab to visitors yesterday as part of a state-wide celebration of manufacturing and education at community colleges. Far left, manufacturing instructor Jeff Musheno of Alexandria works with a student while Jon Vassiliades of Conway, middle, and Ryan Chartier of Bow, right, use lathes to make components for a vice.

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 from his busy schedule, he was shaking hands with local employers at an open house in the college’s advanced manufacturing lab. “I … 0

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 going well, we’d have heard about it.” This is the first school year the reorganized … 0

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 crime on or near their campuses each year and provide warnings in a timely manner … 0

Poll: Common Core loses support

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards – and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows. The … 1

Business development center adds minicourses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media. The new minicourses last up to 15 minutes each and cover three topics: “Pinterest for Business,” “Mobile Marketing” and “Instagram for Business.” They’re … 0

A look at some changes for local school districts

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Many students will head back to area schools by the middle of next week to begin a new year. To give readers a sense of some of the leadership changes that took place at schools over the summer, … 0

Taxpayers, school board in Chichester add odds over stipends

Friday, August 15, 2014

A much-deserved bonus for hardworking teachers or a betrayal of the public trust by the school board? The answer depends largely on who you ask in Chichester, where a group of residents is crying foul over the school board’s approval of a one-time stipend for teachers, months after … 0

New MV board member backed district withdrawal study

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The newest member of the Merrimack Valley School Board was among those leading a drive earlier this year to explore whether Webster should leave the district. Karin Page said she still supports a study that would examine a potential breakup of the district, but she said she won’t … 0

Concord school board to consider $8.6 million bond

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Concord residents are being asked to weigh in on the school district’s plan to bond up to $8.6 million for major capital projects at four schools. A public hearing on the plan is scheduled for Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. The board is … 1

Lunch lady rises to teachers’ union leader

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

She began her career in a school cafeteria, as a lunch lady. In three weeks, she will take over as head of the nation’s largest labor union, representing 3 million educators. Lily Eskelsen García, 59, a telegenic, guitar-slinging … 0

California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law

Sunday, August 10, 2014

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities across the country that are facing pressure over the handling of rape allegations adopt policies to define … 0

New Principal Andrea Elliot hopes to build momentum at Bishop Brady

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Giants of Bishop Brady High School have a new fan in principal Andrea Elliot. A New Hampshire native, Elliot arrives at Brady as a career educator with experience in public and Catholic schools. “I always thought I … 0

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 … 1