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Edelblut officially confirmed as N.H. education commissioner

Edelblut officially confirmed as N.H. education commissioner

Frank Edelblut, a businessman who has no professional background in public education, has officially been confirmed as New Hampshire’s new education commissioner.

On Wednesday, the Republican-led Executive Council voted 3-2 to confirm Gov. Chris Sununu’s pick for overseeing the Granite State’s public schools.

Harvard Prof. George Whitesides delivers speech about origin of life at UNH

Harvard Prof. George Whitesides delivers speech about origin of life at UNH

Highly credited scientist George Whitesides recently addressed a group of curious students and professors at UNH, where he delivered his speech about the origin of life as part of the Harold A. Iddles Lecture Series.

After being introduced by the chemistry department’s chairperson Glen Miller, Whitesides started his lecture began by discussing the chemistry that shaped life.

Using complex chemical equations, the celebrated scientist started developing a hypothesis about how life is formed and the different sorts of conditions essential for that to happen.

Nashua Board of Education proposes 2.8% rise in fiscal 2017 school budget

Nashua Board of Education proposes 2.8% rise in fiscal 2017 school budget

The Board of Education’s recently proposed budget of $105,313,179 for the financial year of 2017 represents an increasing of 2.8 per cent over the current spending plan.

The proposed budget is roughly $94,000 more than the budget recommended by Superintendent Mark Conrad. It is also worth-mentioning here that Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess’ request for an increase of not more than 2 per cent.

The budget, which doesn’t include benefits and pension costs, also aims to allow recruitment of two dozen school employees. The benefits will likely add nearly $33 million to the bottom line.

Group protests Rocketship’s final bid for new Concord charter school

Group protests Rocketship’s final bid for new Concord charter school

A group of local educators, parents and administrators organized a rally Thursday morning in Sacramento to protest Rocketship's controversial bid for a location in the neighborhood of Monument Corridor.

Redwood City-based Rocketship's plan for a new charter school was originally turned down by Mt. Diablo Unified School District in August last year. Later, the Contra Costa County Board of Education upheld the plan's rejection after the non-profit network of charter schools appealed the decision.

N.H. high school students add to their education by leaving school

N.H. high school students add to their education by leaving school

Sixteen-year-old Nick Fratto is one of the students at a high school in Hampton, New Hampshire, who added to their education by leaving school.

Instructors at the Winnacunnet High School allowed students to leave campus in November last year on as many as three days per week. The students drove toward North Hampton and did not return for around a couple of hours.

While leaving school could make an outsider believe that the students were cutting class, they indeed added to their education by gaining firsthand experience in the marketing business.

N.H. student expulsion rates far lower than national average

N.H. student expulsion rates far lower than national average

The rate of expulsion of school students in New Hampshire is far lower than in other states in the U. S., a report by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire revealed.

According to the newly published report, the national rate of students' expulsion was 2.7 per cent between 2010 and 2014. The estimated national expulsion rate for middle and high school students was more than 100 times higher than that of New Hampshire, which was recorded at 0.02 per cent.

CDC reports Many US Schools are bad in teaching Sex Education

CDC reports Many US Schools are bad in teaching Sex Education

A report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that in last two decades, the number of teenagers in the United States who admitted to having safe sex or being sober last time they had sex remained stable.

The leading national public health institute of the country said that the new statistics are disappointing. The CDC found that too few schools of the country are currently meeting recommendations for sex education.

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