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Rumford Elementary School. Credit: Patch
Roberta Metalious July 5, 2014 at 02:10 pm
My old alma mater. My sixth grade class helped "develop" the original playground. I hadRead More the best teachers - Ms. Norris, Ms. Wiggin, Ms. MacDonald, Ms. Breton, Ms. Sargent and Mr. Pearson, my all-time favorite teacher (who married Ms. MacDonald, another favorite). All of the teachers (maybe with the exception of Ms. Sargent...lol) made school FUN!
Sherry Burbank July 5, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Does this sale put the property on the city's tax roll?
Leave RI June 2, 2014 at 09:33 am
Hahahaha..have to agree that Ru Paul and the poopflinger in the DC shithouse are just someRead More contradictions in their false Chill-cago pimp clothes. Although Moose-shell could put away some chicken and bbq it couldn't make any better of a decision then it's spouse.
Jake Raposa June 2, 2014 at 01:40 pm
Hey Tricia DiPasquale calm down with the essays. this isnt english class....ANYWAYS! haha butRead More honestly who cares if a kid has a couple of twinkies and has diabetes, its his life. wheres the freedom in america now a days? shake my head....
Paige Edwards Sullivan June 20, 2014 at 01:26 am
Federal government has to get out of the education business - we see how well they are handlingRead More healthcare (ACA/VA). Funding should not be tied to either the lunch programs or the 'Common Core' standards - (that are actually lower than what Massachusetts had in the first place). I agree schools should not be serving 'junk' but it should be up to each local DOE. Believe me if there is an issue the parents will make it known.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Play areas of the McAuliffe Elementary School are still blocked off nine months after repairs were made to the grounds. Credit: Tony Schinella
jpf2361 May 21, 2014 at 06:49 pm
What IDIOT didn't realize there was a difference in the Grading (16 feet) when the plans were drawnRead More up prior to construction?? It doesn't take an Engineer to see that South Spring Street is NOTICEABLY LOWER than Rumford Street. Why did these additional monies to fix an obvious problem have to come from the taxpayers when it should have come from the designers that screwed it up in the first place. Matt Cashman should have been on top of this as he was the "Clerk of the Works" for these School Building Projects. Why wasn't he penalized for not doing his JOB???
Julie Daley May 22, 2014 at 07:02 am
They need to plant more grass seed. It looks terrible over there.
Julie Daley May 22, 2014 at 07:02 am
The lawn looks awful. The company that seeded it did not do a good job either.
UNH procession, with body surfing, May 17.
David H. Mirsky May 18, 2014 at 07:51 am
In this regard, thank you to the teachers in our public schools (you know who you are) who inspireRead More and encourage our students.
New Hampshire students ranked highest in the nation on a tabulation of education testing. Credit: FindTheBest.com
Matt Gatzke May 16, 2014 at 02:09 pm
On a break, so not much time, but here is a link on the "teaching to the test" issueRead More (http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/perspectives/teaching-test), but there are many on the web. Over the years we spoke with our share of teachers in both DC, VA and NH schools about their love of teaching, but that they often had to put aside certain lessons in their specific fields because they were directed to focus on other things (related to state exams). You are right Super Fun Size, it was our responsibility and we took it very seriously in pursuing additional courses for them and both did very well in college. (Never said they had shortcomings, just that the classes they were offered in high school could have been more comprehensive. They merely pointed out to us that when comparing the kinds of classes offered back in their high schools, with what was offered in their peers schools, some standard classes weren't even offered at our high school. We helped get a biotech course funded at our high school via a grant, so no lack of involvement there. Donna...congratulations on taking the step on to college...best of luck.
Donna Westbrook May 16, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Sounds like the article from the Carnegie Foundation says integration is the key.. Check this oneRead More out.. http://anhpe.org/2014/03/26/portsmouth-teachers-illustrate-common-core-results-portsmouth-herald/ I think that as I stated elsewhere, we just need to make sure all kids get there educational needs met, and are not discriminated against in any way, not left behind because they could not keep up. The education system and the teachers, are responsible, but especially the teachers, after all, If I HAD to choose, I would really rather have the good teachers, of course we would want both good teachers and good curriculum. What really gets me is that when something happens to kids, like this, everyone seems to take the focus off of the kids, I mean they did the work! :) Thanks, I will need all the luck I can get.
Super Fun Size May 16, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Nashua North has an awesome two year Biotechnology lab program taught by Dr. Stewart a formerRead More Research Scientist at MIT.
CHS and MVHS. Credit: Tony Schinella
jpf2361 April 23, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Andrea, Maybe the Report is ranked by Population.
Kelly Deno Lainey April 23, 2014 at 07:12 pm
I do agree that Christine Rath needs to go. Her policies and ideals hold kids back. I amRead More experiencing it first hand with my child now. She is my 3rd at this high school so it isn't one of those situations where a parent thinks their kid is all that. My first two were fine but my 3rd is high honors and bored out of her mind. They won't allow her in more challenging classes because she is not in her junior or senior year
Tony Schinella April 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Test scores are just one criteria of the methodology, as stated in the article. Franklin scores wereRead More only slightly lower than the Concord schools. If you look at the information for all three schools you can see why it might be ranked higher: Franklin has a much higher economically disadvantaged level meaning it has more ground to make up. It also has the same AP participation as CHS and better than MVHS. It also has a better teacher-ratio than both schools. The US News & World Report annual high school study though is highly respected and the "go-to" source when looking at this kind of comparison data.
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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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.
Waffa Freij May 31, 2014 at 08:37 pm
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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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