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NHTI, Concord's Community College. Credit: Patch
john grady April 17, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Some folks view the costs of education as a burden. Some of us see it as an investment.
jpf2361 April 17, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Why is it up to me to pay to educate your Children. After all the World still needs ditch diggers asRead More well.
Stephen D. Clark April 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm
Great idea to reduce in-state tuitions. Kudos to the New Hampshire Democratic Party for getting itRead More done.
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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!
The new University of New Hampshire logo.
Pj Hodgdon Fiocco December 9, 2013 at 04:15 pm
Nice...but I think it lacks a little character, something that defines the school to make itRead More memorable. It really only says "NH" and the shield shape can't even be imagined into a "U" for university...I am from NH and if I saw this I would think it a logo to advertise travel in NH or even the state legislature, but not a school. But, I like the colors, and the design is clean and simple. Given a "logo recognition" style campaign to introduce it I think it could work.
Robert Barmore December 10, 2013 at 07:03 am
I prefer the previous logo. This one is very bland and doesn't have the academic feel of theRead More previous one.
Clement Sea December 10, 2013 at 07:53 am
This logo looks like something that should go on a shirt made by child laborers sold at Walmart.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
skram bled November 15, 2013 at 02:10 pm
I haven't used cursive for anything other than a signature since the day I graduated high school.Read More But kids should still learn it if only for the sake of being able to read it. Maybe just not spend so much time on it.
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Liz Pierce October 29, 2013 at 03:02 pm
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 humanRead More beings out of the 316 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
Louis CK on 'Conan'
Liz Pierce September 22, 2013 at 10:08 am
it's true...and close down their facebook accounts. and take them to volunteer at a local animalRead More shelter if they have nothing to do.
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