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Education

Air rifle course suspended amid public ‘fear’

NASHUA – From the “fear” of “normalizing guns in schools,” to concerns of lead contaminating the environment, numerous speakers on Monday expressed opposition to the planned JROTC air rifle course for the campus of Nashua High School North. After the nearly four-hour Monday Board of ...

‘Rational Fears’: Dozens speak on Nashua North JROTC air rifle course

NASHUA – Repeatedly citing their “fear” of guns in schools, dozens of students, parents and other concerned community members on Monday told Board of Education members they don’t want a JROTC air rifle course near Nashua High School North. This issue also indirectly led to the ...

Having a BLAST: High schoolers teach young students about Apollo 11

NASHUA – On Friday, Broad Street Elementary School students got a lesson in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, as the 50th anniversary is coming up July. Nashua High School North U.S. history teacher Charlie Ziniti took his students to four second and third-grade classrooms to teach the ...

Rivier University Class of 2019

Rivier University conducts its 84th commencement at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Saturday. A total of 594 graduates were awarded degrees. –Photos by GEORGE PELLETIER

Hohensee under fire: BOE president, superintendent want her to resign

NASHUA – Board of Education President Heather Raymond and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley want board member Doris Hohensee to immediately resign due to her social media posts that allegedly put a student in danger — and for her alleged pro-Nazi remarks. “As a father and as a community ...

Nashua’s Adult Learning Center recognized as education business leader

NASHUA – Nashua’s Adult Learning Center has been recognized as one of 10 companies honored by Business New Hampshire Magazine as 2019 Businesses of the Year. As noted in the nonprofit’s mission statement, the center is designed to provide the academic skills, job training and support ...

Women in Public Works: Female DPW employees aim to break stereotypes

NASHUA – Hoping to break the stereotypes of certain jobs being mostly for men, six female employees within the Nashua Division of Public Works spoke of “girl power,” Tuesday at Nashua High School South. Women representing all six departments of Public Works, including Administration, ...

‘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 ...