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Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor chides fellow retired justice David Souter about his glasses at the start of last night's Constitutionally Speaking program at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord.  (Alan MacRae / for the Monitor)

O’Connor, Souter criticize lack of civics education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Retired U.S. Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter didn’t always agree when they served on the bench together. But last night, appearing together at the Capitol Center for the Arts, they shared their mutual appreciation and unified concern for the state of civics education in American schools. “Our current national political climate makes promoting engagement, a shared … 15

Thirty percent of Virginia schools fall short of standards

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said yesterday that 555 out of the state’s 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the annual statewide Standards of Learning tests last year. Thirty percent of all schools in the … 0

New approach to suicide prevention debuts at John Stark Regional High School

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Last week, students in health classes at John Stark Regional High School in Weare received cards with a piece of advice spelled out clearly at the top: “Some Secrets Should be Shared.” Part of a new program on suicide prevention, the cards go on to explain: “If you are worried about a friend, it’s important to ACT.” That acronym stands for Acknowledge, Care … 0

Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A month after a California judge ruled that job protections for teachers violated children’s constitutional rights, one lawsuit making the same claim has been filed in New York, another has been announced and critics of teacher tenure in other states say they are preparing litigation as well. The … 1

Market Days event to offer teens chance to perform poetry

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Teenagers in New Hampshire have no shortage of opportunities to practice sports or play music. But Concord Public Library Foundation board member George Geers wants to make sure they also have plenty of chances to engage with poetry and perform at spoken word events in the area, too. … 0

College graduates are sorting themselves into elite cities

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Census data suggests that in 1980 a college graduate could expect to earn about 38 percent more than a worker with only a high-school diploma. Since then, the difference in their wages has only widened as our economy … 1

Access important as summer lunch program participation grows

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As the number of New Hampshire students who qualify for federally subsidized lunches grows, so too has the need for and access to summer lunch programming. The average participation in daily summer nutrition programs statewide increased by 275 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a 2014 study … 0

Mount Washington College closing 2 campuses

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mount Washington College said it will close its Salem and Nashua campuses and lay off 50 employees by Sept. 9. The Eagle Tribune reported college spokesman Stephen White said about 540 students would be affected. They will be able to continue their studies at the college’s campus in … 0

U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key – but complex – financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips. The picture … 0

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released yesterday by the Education Department. The survey of the … 0

Obama seeks better teachers for poor kids

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators. “When a school … 0

University System of New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze

Sunday, July 6, 2014

In-state students who graduate from one of New Hampshire’s public colleges and universities in 2016 could be the first in state history to pay the same tuition for four consecutive years. After years of significant increases, resident tuition was frozen at the 2012-13 rates for the last academic … 1

Manchester developer closes on Rumford Street school

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The developer who plans to put a for-profit arts center in the former Rumford Street School has closed on the building. Brian Thibeault of Manchester on Monday completed the deal to buy the building for $399,500. Billed as a place “to bring Concord’s artistic community together,” the Concord … 0