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College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

(AP) - It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school president sent out an email canceling all nonessential gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cast members quickly messaged friends, who streamed into ...

$46 million charter school grant hangs in balance at State House

CONCORD – The debate about a $46 million federal grant to increase the number of charter schools in New Hampshire – such as the Academy for Science and Design and the MicroSociety Academy in Nashua – continued on Tuesday, as members of the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on the ...

Voters again asked to fund renovations at Alvirne High

HUDSON – After multimillion-dollar renovation proposals for Alvirne High School narrowly failed to register enough public support in each of the two prior years, Hudson School District officials are trying again in 2020. “The number one driver on this project is student safety,” ...

Warren and Sanders want to cancel student loan debt

NASHUA – Three out of four seniors graduating from New Hampshire colleges and universities face student loan debt, with the average amount owed being $34,415. The percentage of New Hampshire graduates saddled with student loan debt is the highest for all 50 states, according to OneClass.com. ...

A celebration of teachers at NEFie Awards

NASHUA — Thirteen educators received recognition Thursday evening during the Nashua Education Foundation (NEFie) Awards, a ceremony which seeks to acknowledge outstanding educators in the Nashua School District. For nearly a decade, members of the Nashua Education Foundation have worked ...

Students’ test results concern Nashua BOE

NASHUA — The percentage of New Hampshire fifth-graders rated “proficient” in math, science and English dropped from the 2017-18 academic term to the 2018-19 school year. New Hampshire Department of Education officials have said they distribute individual student results to families by ...

BAE’s Women in Technology program accepting applicants

NASHUA – Young women looking for a chance to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields have the opportunity to do so by applying to be a part of BAE Systems’ Women in Technology (WiT) program by Sept. 17. The endeavor gives local female high school ...

Campbell High School graduates 114

LITCHFIELD – After years of increasing workloads, preparation with flash cards, study sessions and receiving test scores, 114 Campbell High School students saw their hard work pay off during their Friday commencement exercises. Class Secretary Ethan Burns said on Friday, his class will look ...

New thrift shop opens today

NASHUA – Many teachers in the U.S. have to spend a portion of their paychecks to stock their classrooms with extra supplies, such as pencils and notebooks because those costs are often not figured into budgets. This may soon change for teachers in the Greater Nashua area, however. Teacher ...

Hollis Brookline bids farewell to successful students

HOLLIS – Information from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that students typically spend about 1,000 hours in a classroom each school year. For some students, sitting in various classrooms for about six hours a day comes easy. For others, it doesn’t work. Hollis ...

Rotary Club of Nashua honors five students with scholarships

NASHUA – Adhering to its motto “service above self,” the Rotary Club of Nashua on Monday honored five students who are giving back to the community in an effort to better the world. Rotary Club of Nashua Scholarship Committee Chair Jane Marquis presented about $30,000 worth of ...

Nashua students and educators attend Sustainability Summit

NASHUA – Consumption, climate, water and energy were some of the large topics discussed at the recent 2019 Sustainability Summit, which a group of Nashua High School North and South students and educators got a chance to attend. The Sustainability Summit took place May 24-26 at Loyola ...

Local graduate headed to Coast Guard Academy

BROOKLINE – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy announced that Brookline resident Elizabeth Atkinson was recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential. Atkinson, who is a 2019 graduate of Hollis Brookline High School, accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard ...

Milford BOE backs Huizenga

MILFORD – Dozens of teachers and paraprofessionals, some wearing black T-shirts saying “Milford Strong,” showed up at the recent School Board meeting to protest the Board’s continuing support for the district’s superintendent. That was May 30, but in early May, 150 members of the ...

Merrimack High graduates 261 students

MERRIMACK – On a day of celebration fitting of the sunshine that hung over Merrimack High School during the school’s 2019 commencement, the school graduated 261 seniors, sending them off with bright futures. Walking out of their school for the last time as students to the applause of ...

Milford High School graduates 210 seniors at commencement ceremony

Donning gowns and caps, the latter adorned with thoughts, messages and mantras, the 2019 graduating class of 210 from Milford High School celebrated its commencement on Saturday morning. Principal Dr. Bradford Craven, a student favorite at the high school, offered his remarks on the occasion ...

Fairgrounds Middle School students recognized for facing adversity

NASHUA – Hard work, respect, perseverance, strength. These were some of the words used to describe 24 Fairgrounds Middle School students who were honored Wednesday night during the fourth annual Ray Dube Student Recognition Award Ceremony. This awards ceremony was named after a Fairgrounds ...

Looking Back: Superintendent reflects on two years in Nashua

NASHUA – When School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley came to the Gate City in July 2017, he became Nashua’s third superintendent in as many years. He admits that coming in, he found plenty of chaos – and acknowledges there are times when things still get a bit ...

Academy for Science and Design graduates 41

NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design graduated 41 seniors Friday night at Nashua Community College. Recently chosen by the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards committee as the top New Hampshire secondary school, the STEM-specialty school saw all 41 of its seniors qualify to ...