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Education

New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Hampshire is joining a national effort to make education more accessible to college students across state lines. The New England Board of Higher Education recently voted to make New Hampshire the first state in New England and the 18th nationally to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, which is aimed at making it easier for students to take online courses offered by schools in other states. The agreement allows …

Kearsarge Regional Elementary School students propose mastodon as official N.H. fossil

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The fourth-graders at Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in Bradford are preparing for a busy winter. The class is mapping out meetings with legislative committee chairs, penning letters to lawmakers and scheduling testimony at State House hearings, all in the name of the mastodon. The mammal, similar in appearance to an elephant, walked the …

Weare School Board approves creation of upper elementary school for next fall

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fourth-grade students in Weare will attend class in a newly created upper elementary school at Weare Middle School beginning next academic year. The Weare School Board voted Tuesday night to create this upper elementary school – “a school within a school” – moving the highest grade level from Center Woods Elementary School to the middle school as a short-term space solution. The upper …

Chichester Central School wins national Blue Ribbon award

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chichester Central School has been named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of three National Blue Ribbon Schools in the state. The kindergarten through eighth-grade school is one of 340 across the country that will be …

Native American schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation’s lowest performing. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with an improvement plan …

Hopkinton school district creates a “living painting,” first district in state to participate in “Art for the Sky”

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hopkinton Superintendent Steve Chamberlin and art teacher Kim Emerson visited the field behind the library last Columbus Day weekend to scope it out for the site of the living art project that took the district a year to …

Concord School Board picks New Hampshire School Boards Association to help search for superintendent

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Concord School Board voted last night to hire the New Hampshire School Boards Association as the firm to assist with the search for a superintendent. The board heard three separate presentations at a public meeting before deciding on NHSBA. The two other presentations were from the Educational …

Concord School Board to interview superintendent search firms

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Concord School Board is interviewing superintendent search firms tonight in an effort to move along the process of hiring someone to lead the district beginning next summer. Mark Joyce, executive director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, met with the school board last Wednesday and advised …

Canterbury kitchen helps Lakes Region Community College culinary program grow

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the heart of historic Canterbury Shaker Village, chef Patrick Hall is building a culinary arts program from scratch. He took the vision he had for years and added a small group of students. Then, he created and …

Class of 2014 SAT scores remain stagnant

Sunday, October 12, 2014

SAT scores stagnant SAT scores among the nation’s high school seniors remain stubbornly stagnant. The College Board, which administers the test, says scores from the Class of 2014 were virtually unchanged from recent classes. Overall, the mean score in reading was 497. It was 513 in math and …

Highly educated millennials flourish as economy sags

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paul Courtney was about midway through his senior year at Georgetown University when he decided to go to law school. Seeing an opportunity to wait out a lackluster job-market rebound, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia in 2012. The 25-year-old already has a …

At Pembroke Academy, Best Buddies off to a royal start

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just weeks after the Best Buddies program kicked off at Pembroke Academy, junior Cheyenne Boucher and her buddy, Owen Sansoucie, who has Down syndrome, were named homecoming king and queen. Boucher said she learned at the late-September high …

School board to discuss hiring process for new superintendent

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Concord School Board members will soon face a challenge that the board hasn’t faced in years: hiring a new superintendent. Chris Rath, superintendent of the Concord School District, announced her retirement recently. She’ll step down June 30, ending a 30-year career in the district – 14 of those …