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George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

Monday, July 27, 2015

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT. The announcement from the private university in the nation’s capital reflects a growing belief in some college admission circles that standardized tests are a barrier to recruiting disadvantaged students. While that view is sharply debated, many …

Partnership lets Major League Soccer players earn degrees

Monday, July 27, 2015

Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school’s current students. The partnership, announced Monday, is the first of its kind for the 20-year-old league, which has 20 clubs throughout the United States and Canada. The university – which has 3,000 students at its Manchester campus …

Dartmouth to promote gap year service

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dartmouth College is partnering with a project that encourages incoming students to take a year off serving their communities in areas such as health, poverty, conservation and education. The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project connects young people in search of service opportunities, nonprofits and agencies that have such positions and funders from the private sector, government and other areas. Starting with the Class of …

Concord educator to receive distinguished award

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Concord educator will be recognized for her years of service this weekend. Roberta Tenney has been selected for the 2015 Outstanding Educational Leadership Award by the New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, according to the organization’s press release. Tenney recently retired from her position as …

Father protests Belmont High's decision to not permit photo of graduating daughter with her son

Thursday, June 4, 2015

In her picture, Belmont High School student Mackenzie Ranger is posing outside by a lake, foliage visible in the background. Her hair is braided neatly along her forehead and her smile is bright. Ranger is sitting on the …

Harvard gets biggest gift ever: $400M from Wall Street alum

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history – a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and alumnus John Paulson, the university said yesterday. The endowment from Paulson will support the School of Engineering …

VIDEO: Concord High Principal Gene Connolly an inspiration to students

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly will continue in his position next year as he fights against the advancing effects of ALS. His perseverance and presence has proved inspirational to students at the school. See Friday’s paper for the full story. …

Concord School Board finalizes $75.32M budget

Monday, June 1, 2015

After completing contract negotiations with teachers and staff members, Concord School Board officials signed off on their final budget for the next school year. With board members Kass Ardinger and Clint Cogswell absent, the board passed its proposed $75.32 million budget at last night’s meeting. The amount is …

St. Paul’s graduates urged to “be vulnerable” as they enter a new chapter

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Though the rain fell heavily in Concord yesterday, spirits could not be dampened when 157 St. Paul’s School students hailing from around the world received their diplomas. As thousands of parents and friends sat and watched in the …

Young Concord mechanics will vie for the title of ‘top student auto technicians’ in Michigan next week

Saturday, May 30, 2015

As a kid, Ian Zaczyk learned to fiddle with farming equipment in Bow. Classmate Spencer Carney of Hopkinton learned his stuff by working on his friend’s old racing cars. Together, the two seniors at the Concord Regional Technical …

Financial literacy fair gives students a taste of adulthood, budgeting

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hunter David wants to become an electrical engineer. It’s a decent job that will pay him about $60,000 a year, but still about $5,000 below the state’s median family income. While Hunter, a 14-year-old student at Bow Memorial …

Rundlett Middle School mourns loss of student

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A sixth-grader at Concord’s Rundlett Middle School died Wednesday night after a medical emergency, according to a statement from school officials. The girl needed to go to the hospital for a medical emergency earlier in the day, according …

Facing budget cuts, Henniker school board votes to privatize food service

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

At the end of a tense Henniker School Board meeting Tuesday night, board members decided to privatize Henniker Community School’s food services. Faced with cutting more than $100,000 from this year’s budget, board members accepted a bid from …