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jpf2361 April 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Where has all this money suddenly come from?? Why hasn't these funds been used to lower the TuitionRead More for in state students versus just implementing a 2 year freeze??
NHTI, Concord's Community College. Credit: Patch
steve forte April 18, 2014 at 06:08 pm
When one gets a college education it allows them to earn more money. There is nothing wrong withRead More them taking some of that " more money" and using it to pay for the education that allows them to earn it.
Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 06:28 pm
When troops demobilized after WWII, Congress passed the GI Bill to address the 1946 - '47 recessionRead More by educating a glut of unemployed labor in the form of idled GIs. ________________________________________________________ "POSTWAR PROSPERITY AT HOME: 1945 -1960" ________________________________________________________ "Perhaps the most important measure taken in combating the recession was the Montgomery G.I. Bill, which Congress had passed in 1944 to help the 15 million returning U.S. veterans reenter the job market. Also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act and the G.I. Bill of Rights, the G.I. Bill gave government grants to any veteran who wished to return to school. Neither Truman nor Congress predicted that more than half of returning veterans would take advantage of approximately $15 billion in federal grants to attend vocational schools, colleges, and universities. The G.I. Bill also set aside an equal amount of money to provide veterans with loans for new homes, farms, and businesses. ________________________________________________________ "Historians have since hailed the Montgomery G.I. Bill as the most significant law passed to address the concerns of the postwar years. It reduced fierce competition for jobs after the war and boosted the economy by helping millions of workers acquire new skills. Many have claimed that the economic boom in the 1950s would never have happened at all without the G.I. Bill." ________________________________________________________ http://www.sparknotes.com/history/american/coldwar/section4.rhtml ________________________________________________________ Educating New Hampshire's workforce isn't just good for the individuals who receive the education. It's good for all of us when the ripple effects of increased productivity and earnings enlarge the general pool of the state's prosperity.
George Williams April 23, 2014 at 08:31 pm
According to DegreeRegistry.org , a general MBA can be obtained for as little as $6k and as high asRead More $120k. If students would do a little research, they would find that it is not nearly as expensive to get a college degree
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Kathleen April 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Can't understand people on here advocating for their children to be 'friends' with their teachers onRead More FB...They are NOT friends, they are teachers, mentors and there are many other ways that they can mentor a child if they want to help them. How about the good ol' face to face discussion? Probably would do more to help a child that is in need of a little guidance better than FB. Also, many teachers today set up classroom blogs for day-to-day communication with their students, which is a great use of technology. Also, most of these kids shouldn't even be on FB since the rules of FB actually require that you be 18 to sign up. (though this is usually not enforced by FB or parents, me included). Once a student reaches 18 or 21 years of age and they are no longer students of their teacher(s), then fine if they want to be friends with their teacher(s). Just doesn't make sense to me that parents don't understand that their should be boundary lines while they are.
nedlam1968 April 9, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Unfortunately, we've become a society where too many do not understand boundaries. I don't thinkRead More it's appropriate for school staff to "friend" student's - there are "rules" that outline appropriate and inappropriate behaviors with students ... unfortunately, everyone thinks that what matters is being "buddies" with the kids ... too many professionals have forgotten how to be professional ...
Mrs. B April 10, 2014 at 12:09 am
Teachers friending students on Facebook is unprofessional. I would think a teacher would beRead More intelligent enough to know this without being told by authorities.
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Martha Magee March 23, 2014 at 08:32 am
You New Englanders really need to learn how to chill. Except for Prometheus. Prometheus is alreadyRead More cool. I say ban all shoes altogether. Require humans to walk barefoot on the Earth in the sunshine for a minimum of 1 hr a day and reconnect to Mother Nature. The problem is not flipflops. In fact, flipflops are a step in the right direction. The real problem is materialism ~ the disconnect with Nature.
Merry Christmas March 23, 2014 at 04:42 pm
I wear flip flops. Their especially good when you go to court because the judge likes people whoRead More dress well
Dark star March 26, 2014 at 08:49 pm
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commonsense March 16, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Fred, Do you think the changes will make it less biased? If not, what do you recommend as anRead More alternative?
deb of see-attleboro March 16, 2014 at 05:24 pm
According to his Patch profile, he is chairman of the Foxborough Democratic Town Committee. NoRead More mention of teaching. Reading his comments, I hope I am wrong about that.
Kathleen March 17, 2014 at 10:17 am
Obviously Dennis hasn't been reading the local newspapers. Is he even remotely familiar with what isRead More currently going on in neighboring Salem MA with the Bentley school? There's an example for you. The school is a Level 4 under performing school that is in it's second year of a three year turnaround program with not much success. (Next step would be for the state to come in and take over the school). It's to the point where the Mayor now wants to contract with a private company to have them take over the day-to-day management of the school. Despite lengthening the school day, revamping the school schedule, seeking outside help and securing a $500,000 federal grant, MCAS scores have actually gone down (during the 'turnaround') under the current administration. To make matters worse, the school has been without a principal since December due to the current principal being out on an extended family medical leave. Seems to me that this is a perfect example of our public schools failing our children. Does the fact that the school has one of the highest percentages of poor & limited English speaking students make it OK with him to just sit around and let the school fail these kids? You only get ONE chance with a child's education. These kids deserve better!
Andrea Shepard, shown during a 2012 photo of her as assistant principal at Hampton Academy. [Courtesy of tregoed.org]
lawrencius fine January 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm
glenn Farrell January 19, 2014 at 09:13 am
I would love to know the circumstances but they were kept from the public, "due to it being aRead More personnel matter"; according to the superintendent, which i don't think is fair. When the school board is negotiating teacher contracts, i don't want teachers, retired teachers or other members with conflicts of interest dealing with this issue
HereComesMagoo January 20, 2014 at 07:51 pm
I think the Town Manager should handle contract negotiations anyway. He is hired as anRead More "expert" on running a town. Board members are lay citizens who are elected, many with no experience in that realm. I shutter to envision some of those people negotiating their way through the parking lot let alone where my tax dollars go. I agree with Tim. Andrea has the support of a lot of parents in the community! (And grandparents).
The new University of New Hampshire logo.
eb50 December 10, 2013 at 06:42 am
No shocker here. unh blowing tuition money. I hear they are over 40k for out of state?? No wonderRead More there is almost no state and federal funding anymore.
Jim Martin December 10, 2013 at 07:38 am
65k is a bit much for that??! Why wasn't the logo designed by a local graphic artist? I'm sure itRead More would have been a better design and a lot cheaper too.
eb50 December 16, 2013 at 08:24 am
Our designed for free by a unh student??
This photo of Joshua Evans is attached to Evans' Marston School staff webpage. [Image courtesy of SAU 90's website]
greta mccann November 23, 2013 at 09:25 pm
He is such a great teacher! I hope that he is ok.
jpf2361 November 25, 2013 at 04:35 pm
Quite frankly I am sick and tired of protecting Town, City, and State Employees when it comes toRead More administrative leaves. How about protecting the TAXPAYERS that pay their salaries. Don't we have a right to know what's happening in our School's, Town and City Halls, Police Department's and State Government????
Fran Henderson. [Courtesy photo]
Kyle Stucker (Editor) November 20, 2013 at 10:59 am
Apologies for the strange color issues on the photo. It seems to be a quirk of the site at theRead More moment with this particular image file.
NikB November 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm
Winnacunnet High School has communication issues between the school board, administrators, staff,Read More students and the community?! Shocker....
Kyle Stucker (Editor) November 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm
What do you think can be done, NikB?
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glenn Farrell November 1, 2013 at 01:24 pm
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither libertyRead More nor safety. B. Franklin