Education

‘Running Start’ teacher honored

CONCORD – On Teacher Appreciation Day, New Hampshire high school teachers were recognized for their work promoting access to college credits by state and college leadership officials. Linda Fox of Pelham High School was among those honored. Fox has been teaching for 50 years, and has been a ...

Panelists address cybersecurity at forum

NASHUA – The Rivier University President’s Circle hosted a panel of cybersecurity professionals from the public, private, and service sectors on Tuesday for a leadership forum titled “Cybersecurity: The Evolving Threat Landscape and What Every Business Leader Needs to Know.” The ...

Marksmanship class approved in 5-3 BOE vote

NASHUA – Amid the ongoing national debate regarding gun rights, Nashua Board of Education members on Monday voted 5-3 to allow a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) course on marksmanship that will involve air rifles. In March, Maj. Brian Newton, Master Sgt. Nick Ellis and ...

Senators call on DeVos to fix program

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, both D-N.H., joined a group of their colleagues in calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to correct the Department’s missteps in implementing the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program. ...

Souhegan School Budget: Doing more with less

AMHERST – More efficient bus routes, more courses per teacher, more thrifty purchasing. Those are among the possible cost reductions school officials will examine as they try to reduce Souhegan High School’s operating budget by 5 percent next year. Five percent was the target the ...

2nd Nature Academy offering scholarships

NASHUA – The 2nd Nature Academy is looking for well-rounded and creative learners. It is offering 12 scholarships to qualifying students for a four-year high school education. As noted in the school’s mission statement, the educational community is “student-centered with core values ...

Teaming Up: Company works to mold an industry-to-school partnership

NASHUA – A team from Whelen Engineering, a company that designs and manufactures audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries worldwide, has been working with the Nashua Technology Center’s Marine Robotics class to develop a mold that will ...

Nashua students visit NYC

NASHUA – Video production and broadcasting students took a trip to New York City earlier this month, an adventure offered to students every other year. While in the Big Apple, students worked on their film skills at the New York Film Academy, studied Hitchcock and Animation at the Paley ...

$5,000 Brodsky scholarship prize to be awarded

Some high School journalism students are up for the $5,000 Brodsky Prize, named after Jeffrey Brodsky, a former high school journalist who grew up in Manchester. Nearly 30 years ago, Brodsky was a student at Manchester’s Central High School and was serving as co-editor of the school’s ...

South students win economics quiz bowl

NASHUA – Four Nashua High School South students took the title of champions last week at the Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge (HPEC), an economics quiz bowl. The Panther quartet included George Eid, Dev Parekh, Rebecca Zhu and captain Brandon Yan. Every April, teams of up to ...

Students get moving to raise funds

NASHUA – Sunset Heights Elementary School students got moving on Monday afternoon to help raise funds for their school during the second annual Step Up for Stingers Move-a-Thon. This fundraiser, organized by the school’s parent teacher organization, benefits the school’s community. The ...

Nashua South students cook for the community

NASHUA – If one were to walk into Nashua High School South teacher Heather Dubois’ classroom last week, they would have found piles upon piles of bacon, hundreds of muffins, watermelon carvings and other treats. Dubois and her students spent three days preparing to feed the community as ...

New Milford principal chosen; vote set for April 15

MILFORD – Chali Davis, an assistant principal at Concord High School, has been chosen the new Milford High School principal, replacing longtime Principal Bradford Craven, who is retiring. The school board is expected to vote on Davis’ appointment at its next meeting, April 15. Davis has ...

School board admonished

AMHERST – A former Souhegan Cooperative School Board member urged Amherst school officials last Monday night to pay attention to the election results. The Amherst School District’s operating budget and a warrant article for four new elementary school teachers were voted down on March 12. ...

Hometown heroes Aces & Eights headline ‘Play It Forward’ event

NASHUA – Consider it the rock of ages. Legendary Nashua band Aces & Eights once again invited students from the Nashua Community Music School to perform with them at the 5th annual Play It Forward show to benefit NCMS on Saturday night at Hollis’ Alpine Grove. The evening provided ...

A voice for the voiceless: Former war reporter visits Rivier University

NASHUA – Former Québec journalist Michèle Ouimet spent Thursday night at Rivier University, where she shared stories of what it was like covering wars and natural disasters and reporting in dangerous areas. Michèle Ouimet was a journalist at La Presse in Montreal for 29 years, from 1989 to ...

Wonder Walk: Creative Years raises over $6K for March of Dimes

NASHUA – After two weeks of raising money for the March of Dimes, students and faculty at Creative Years Child Development & Learning Center – all donning purple – were led by March for Babies Ambassador Amelia Brunelle as they participated in this year’s Wonder Walk. Over the ...