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University of New Hampshire president Mark Huddleston talks about the economic impact graduated students have on the state's economy, Friday, June 22, 2012 in Rochester, N.H. A new report concludes that the university contributed about $1.4 billion to the state's economy during the 2010-2011 academic year. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Citing state budget, officials raise tuition at New Hampshire’s universities

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a two-year freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s state universities will go up next year. Facing $9 million less than they requested in state funding, University System of New Hampshire officials will raise tuition by 2.75 percent and also cut spending to make up the difference. USNH trustees asked for $90 million from the state Legislature, which budgeted $81 million in funding for universities including the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College. At UNH, this means yearly tuition will rise from $13,670 to $14,050. At Plymouth and Keene, tuition will go from $10,410 per year to $10,700. …

Faculty, students worry about the effects of most recent community college layoffs

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Last month, the news of another round of faculty cuts at three of New Hampshire’s community colleges – White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia – sparked a fresh wave of controversy. Community College System of New Hampshire Chancellor Ross Gittell said the decision to lay off 24 full-time faculty members …

After retirement, Rath isn’t done teaching or learning

Sunday, June 28, 2015

During her last week at work, retiring Concord Superintendent Chris Rath wasn’t slowing down one bit. On Monday morning, Rath was busy cleaning her large, sunny room in the district’s central office. It was a daunting task, because as she put it, “I keep everything.” She sifted through the countless notes she’s jotted …

Local principal named as new superintendent of Franklin, Hill school districts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For the first time since 2013, the Franklin and Hill school districts will have a full-time, permanent superintendent – at least for next year. Daniel LeGallo, currently the principal of Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, will begin as superintendent of SAU 18 on July 1. “I’m thrilled,” …

Merrimack Valley School Board seeks board member, clerk

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School Board is looking to for a new clerk and board member. The open board member position must be filled by a Loudon resident, but residents in any of the school district’s five towns – Penacook, Loudon, Boscawen, Webster and Salisbury – are eligible to …

Henniker Community School assistant principal to take interim principal spot

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Henniker Community School Assistant Principal Karen Raymond will serve as interim principal at the school next year, replacing outgoing Principal Katherine McBride. The Henniker School Board appointed Raymond at its meeting Tuesday night. She has a long history with the school, serving for the past 20 years. Raymond …

11 arguments against ditching Pembroke Academy’s ‘headmaster’ title

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

After the members of the Pembroke School Board were unswayed by an effort to get them to reconsider their decision to change the title of Pembroke Academy’s headmaster position, a new petition has cropped up online. Arguing for the continuation of the school’s long tradition of headmasters, signers …

Community fundraiser planned for Concord High principal Gene Connolly

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nearly one year ago, more than a thousand Concord High School students and staff marched for principal Gene Connolly, carrying banners and a unified message – “Connolly Strong.” The walk came following news in June 2014 that Connolly …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading …

No criminal charges for Beaver Meadow School principal in incident with student

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Concord elementary school principal put on administrative leave last month after an incident with a student will not face any criminal charges, the police said. The police have been investigating an incident in which Beaver Meadow School …

Hillsboro-Deering school evacuated due to unknown odor, some students get sick

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Authorities said Hillsboro-Deering High School in New Hampshire was evacuated due to an unknown odor in the building. At least two students said they felt sick yesterday morning and ambulances were called, but by midday, no major illnesses or injuries were reported. WMUR reported the Central New Hampshire …

Food and dancing brings Concord’s international community together

Thursday, May 21, 2015

At the end of Concord High School’s third annual International Night, more than 100 students stood on the auditorium stage, singing “We Are the World” at the top of their lungs. About 10 students had started the song, …

State Employees Association denounces reductions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The public employees union that represents faculty, staff and adjunct professors at the state’s community colleges said recent staff cuts conflict with the college system’s mission. The Community College System of New Hampshire implemented personnel reductions this month affecting 27 staff and faculty positions at Lakes Region, White …