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Education

NHTI and Southern New Hampshire University partner for dual enrollment agreement

Friday, January 30, 2015

NHTI and Southern New Hampshire University announced Wednesday they partnered in a dual enrollment agreement that will allow NHTI graduates to more easily transfer to SNHU to complete bachelor’s degrees. The agreement between the Concord community college and the Manchester-based university means that when students are accepted to a degree program at NHTI, they can apply for dual admission to SNHU at the same time. This agreement is effective immediately, …

Phillips Exeter picks UNH official as new principal

Friday, January 30, 2015

University of New Hampshire provost and vice president of academic affairs Lisa MacFarlane has been chosen as the next principal of Phillips Exeter Academy. MacFarlane will succeed Tom Hassan, the husband of Gov. Maggie Hassan who announced he would step down to focus more on his family and the governor’s political career. Associated Press MacFarlane is an alumna of Phillips Academy Andover and …

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they’re enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to move past its hard-partying reputation, but the latest steps come amid a national furor over …

Students want exam delays amid Brown, Garner cases

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Minority students at three prestigious law schools say they want to delay final exams because they’ve been busy protesting grand jury decisions in the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., and haven’t had time to …

Concord superintendent search committee holds community input session

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The recently formed superintendent search committee held a community input session last night that was aimed at giving Concord residents the chance to express their expectations for the search and the next superintendent. “I think we’ll represent this community very well,” said Clint Cogswell, president of the Concord …

Has homework lost its value in education?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

When Concord High School changed its homework policy this fall, some students changed their opinions about their assignments. “I did absolutely no homework,” said sophomore Andri Lassande. “It might not have been the best thing.” Students have never …

Concord superintendent search committee selected, holding community input sessions

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Concord School Board has finished putting together a committee that is tasked with searching for the next superintendent. The committee, composed of 14 people who live or work in Concord, will hold two community input sessions in the coming weeks to solicit feedback from the public about …

Big History Project added to Concord curriculum for next academic year

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Students at Concord High School are required to enroll in geography and world culture classes as freshmen and a class on American history in the 20th century as sophomores, courses that educate them on hundreds of years of history. An elective in the social studies department planned for …

Dartmouth partners with Posse Foundation

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dartmouth College is partnering with a youth leadership and college access organization to provide full tuition scholarships to groups of veterans. Joining Vassar College and Wesleyan University, Dartmouth is the third institution to join The Posse Foundation’s Veterans Program, which has set a goal of expanding to a …

Four teams compete in We The People Constitution competition in Concord

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Four teams of students flexed their constitutional muscles yesterday as they squared off in an academic competition called “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution.” Teams of students from John Stark High School, Hollis-Brookline High School, Milford …

Concord Community Music School provides healing outlet through song

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

In a small, square room on a recent Tuesday evening at Concord Community Music School, 9-year-old Sophia Bush sat tall atop a stool as she tapped, tapped, tapped on the drum set before her. Her teacher, Julieann Hartley, …

Concord cosmetology expo lets hairdressing students get ahead

Monday, December 1, 2014

Meghan Hardy’s first clients were her Barbie dolls as a young girl. Now a senior studying cosmetology at Concord Regional Technical Center, Hardy has moved from playing with dolls to pursing a career in the beauty industry. “I …

The inadequate child care system that confronts student parents

Sunday, November 30, 2014

As a growing number of young parents find a way to pay for and attend college, they’re confronting a spotty and inadequate child care system that drives many to drop out or load up on debt – a …