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Education

Rundlett Middle School principal Tom Sica gets a haircut from David Caron of the New England School of Barbering while Kevin Ferry, 11, gets a trim from Noah Lorden during the Ready to Learn fair at Rundlett Middle School in Concord on August 20, 2014. “The biggest success was getting people to come and to get the supplies that they needed,” said Nicole Newman, who organized the event with fellow Rundlett paraprofessionals Lynn Reyes and Caroline Keane.

(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

PHOTO: Fair equips students for school at Rundlett in Concord

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Students picking up their packets for the new school year at Rundlett Middle School in Concord could also pick up a new backpack, a full lunch bag, clothing, school supplies, toiletries and books at the Ready to Learn Fair on Wednesday. They also enjoyed free back-to-school haircuts and immunizations and could chat with a nutritionist from Plymouth State University. The … 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 results of an annual poll by Gallup and the Phi Delta Kappa educators’ organization provide … 0

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 being offered by the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, which is a cooperative venture … 0

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