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Manchester panel OKs new academic standards, despite Common Core criticism

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The school board's Curriculum and Instruction Committee on Tuesday approved the draft version of the Manchester Academic Standards, sending them on to the full board.

Nashua school staff see tests as key to tracking student growth

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Nashua's i-Ready test scores show students are making some gains, but they also reveal huge numbers are below grade level.

Julie Lapierre, a teacher's assistant at Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology & Academic Center in Rochester, operates a coordinate measuring machine used in quality control functions during the high-tech manufacturing process.

ACM program to quadruple in Rochester by 2015

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In order to prepare the future workforce, Great Bay Community College plans to start expanding its facility to teach high-technology manufacturing skills this year.

Two Manchester schools off 'priority' list

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Improving student test scores helped remove Gossler Park Elementary School and Southside Middle School from a list of state “priority schools,” therefore eliminating its designation as a...

Nashua officials seek advice on issue of student cellphone searches vs. privacy

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Nashua school officials are asking for legal opinions on student cellphone searches in the wake of the Supreme Court decision banning searches without a warrant.

Manchester school district makes bid to run Job Corps center

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The school district has submitted a proposal to run the federal Job Corps center being built off Dunbarton Road.

NEASC votes to reaccredit Central High

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The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has officially voted to reaccredit Manchester High School Central, although the organization has placed the school on warning.

Trio charged with Madbury murder to go before grand jury

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Two of the three men charged with killing a fellow classmate with knives and a machete have agreed there is enough evidence for a trial, while the third faces a hearing later this month.

Londonderry school policy updates sought

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Londonderry school officials are considering updates to district policies to become complaint with state and federal mandates.

Former Chester College site sitting largely due to lack of interest

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After it was sold in 2012 because of financial problems, the fate of the former Chester College site remains uncertain.

New schedule feature will provide Nashua students with opportunities

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BOE is scheduled to vote on E-Block, a scheduling change that will give students 35 minutes a day for extra help or enrichment activities.

Manchester forums will allow public to question principal finalists

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The city school district will host forums to allow the community to ask questions of the finalists for the vacant principal positions at Hallsville Elementary School and Southside Middle School, the...

Nashua budget deliberations continue

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Special education costs and services dominate city budget talks still underway more than a week into the fiscal year.

Mount Washington College to close 2 campuses

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Mount Washington College to close campuses in Salem and Nashua, and move all students and faculty to Manchester campus.

Manchester education standards proposal derided at public hearing

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The district administration faced criticism at a public hearing on Tuesday for not doing enough to distinguish the Manchester Academic Standards from the controversial Common Core standards.

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