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Joseph Doiron June 14, 2014 at 09:18 am
Watched Salem High graduation on TV but could not distinguish one word that was said. The worseRead More acoustic reception I ever heard.
Jessica Menchion June 13, 2014 at 01:26 pm
The decision to have graduation in the gym tonight and only give each graduate 2 tickets isRead More deplorable. I’m sure there will be repercussions for next year but I’m at a loss for words for my son’s entire family’s disappointment.
Jennifer Pacheco June 13, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Came all the way up from Florida to be told that I can watch it on TV, nice job Salem you should allRead More be embarrassed and ashamed of your self( and your planning!!!), what the hell is wrong with having it tomorrow afternoon or Sunday morning!!!!!! Thanks thanks alot!!!!
Kristen Foster (left) and Yao Long (right) present the check to Deacon David Costello at Salem High School. (Courtesy photo)
marilyn043 June 13, 2014 at 09:28 am
I am senior and went to the breakfast. I appreciate the student council for all they do for seniorRead More citizens and want to thank you for all you do!
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
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.
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
Yes!
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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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Patriot March 12, 2014 at 08:49 pm
Deborah, we come from different walks in life. You will travel a road and learn from your travels. IRead More have also gather experiences that lead me to different conclusions. Time will show us which road was the best to travel. I harbor no ill will for those that voted for this bond. I will pray that who ever manages the money watches the accounting closely. We could not survive a big dig. This chapter is written and we must move to the next. I will not congratulate the prevailing side because we may never know what was won or lost.
Stephen Baker March 12, 2014 at 10:45 pm
The gloating from those who supported Article 2 is nauseating and ignorant. I can only assume thatRead More you have no appreciation of what it is like to struggle to provide for yourself and your family. You live in a world in which money is no object, taxes bear no burden and we can always afford everything we want. Good for you but what is to be left to those of us who struggle? Are we deserving of nothing more than your insults and lecturing?
Deborah March 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Mr.Baker why is it that you feel compelled to insult people in every post you make? As far as yourRead More assumption goes, you are wrong. I know I have struggled, and sacrificed, but always for my kids, and now for the children of others since mine have all finished the high school. I am willing to do that because I think the school, and education are worth it. I am far from wealthy, and I am sure many others that voted yes for 2 are in the same boat. You should never assume I don't see it as gloating either. I see it as defending my vote. Why should I feel guilty for voting yes. Maybe the people that did not want it should feel guilty for not voting.
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Kathleen March 17, 2014 at 10:08 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 a 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 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!
Kathleen March 17, 2014 at 10:09 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 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!
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!