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Education

Kearsarge selects next superintendent

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School Board has selected its pick for superintendent. Out of two finalists, the board chose Winfried Feneberg, currently the superintendent in Windham, to replace outgoing Superintendent Jerry Frew. The other finalist was Bow High School Principal John House-Myers. School board Chairman Ken Bartholomew said both candidates were excellent but that Feneberg was ultimately chosen because he has experience as a superintendent. This “gave him an edge over …

Hopkinton’s Beech Hill School receives $1.3 million donation

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Beech Hill School in Hopkinton just got a big financial boost. A $1.3 million boost, to be precise. As of last week, the independent middle school received the money to pay off their start-up debt. “The first time I said it out loud I said it to the faculty,” said Beech Hill’s Head of School, Rick Johnson. “I got choked up a …

Incoming Concord superintendent will earn more than predecessor

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The new Concord School District superintendent will start out earning more than her predecessor. Incoming Superintendent Terry Forsten’s starting salary will be $137,000 per year, according to her contract. That’s nearly $2,500 more than the annual salary of longtime Superintendent Chris Rath. “We knew we were going to have to pay more than …

New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

Thursday, March 5, 2015

As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators wants to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, …

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app that helps community

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In the forest near Woodhill Hooksett Road in Bow, two tires and some scrap metal were dumped. Not far away, a pile of bottles and cans was found and household items were scattered nearby. This waste – and …

Voters approve Andover School District’s $4.7 million budget, study to look at transportation costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Student transportation costs are going up in the Andover School District, and voters want to look at the district’s options. After unanimously approving a $4.7 million operating budget at last night’s district meeting, voters green-lighted spending up to …

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School student wins state bee for second year in a row

Saturday, February 28, 2015

They breezed through the spelling of “anachronism,” “minaret” and “dichotomy,” but were tripped up by “mozzarella,” “rendezvous” and “kuchen.” Slowly but steadily, children filed off the stage and rejoined their families in the audience, until just two remained. …

No Child Left Behind debate in the House suspended

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The House suspended floor debate on a Republican bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind yesterday afternoon, with party leaders saying they had to shift the chamber’s focus to debate funding the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in the day, the chances for the education bill’s passage appeared …

Merrimack Valley School District has proposed budget decrease

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School District has proposed a $38.9 million operating budget for next year. The budget is down $391,010, or 1 percent, and includes no new programs or positions. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook. …

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday …

Chichester school petitioners ‘make a statement’ about SAU costs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A petitioned article on the Chichester School District’s warrant seeks to break out the SAU budget to be voted on separately, but – if passed – it isn’t likely to have an effect any time soon. The SAU expenses are currently worked in the schools’ regular budgets. If …

Pembroke’s $25M school budget gets widespread backing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For the first time in several years, the Pembroke School District’s budget received the approval of the municipal budget committee, school board Chairman Tom Serafin said. The school district meeting March 7, including 10 warrant articles and a $25 million budget, lacks controversy and could be in and …

Christa McAuliffe School brings local engineers to students for ‘Engineer Week’

Friday, February 20, 2015

Long after she watched a documentary on female astronauts, Stacey Brown remained fixated on the time in the astronauts’ lives when they all settled on their career paths. Each astronaut, Brown said, was inspired during childhood. Brown, a …