Education http://nhpr.org en Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem http://nhpr.org/post/why-law-schools-are-facing-enrollment-problem <p>After years of a so-called “lawyer bubble”, with firms expanding rapidly – these days, many new graduates struggle to get a job in the legal profession.&nbsp; In response, law school enrollment numbers are plummeting, leading some to scale back their operations and many to re-think the best way to deliver that juris doctorate.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 41633 at http://nhpr.org Why Law Schools Are Facing An Enrollment Problem Giving Matters: Kurn Hattin Provides Space For Kids http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-kurn-hattin-provides-space-kids <p><a href="https://kurnhattin.org/" target="_blank">Kurn Hattin Homes for Children</a>&nbsp;was established in 1894 for children whose families are not able to care for them. Lyssa Jackson was such a child, born to parents with mental illness. “I lived with my mother until I was about eight and at that point, I wasn’t going to school very often. My mother was keeping me out of school because she was not feeling secure with my teachers because of her own internal issues.”</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:22:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 50853 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Kurn Hattin Provides Space For Kids With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close http://nhpr.org/post/no-federal-funding-nashua-after-school-program-forced-close <p></p><p>The end of the school year in Nashua marks the end of the line for an after school program that organizers say was vital for the city’s middle school students.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:11:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 50765 at http://nhpr.org With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close UNH Preparing For Largest Incoming Class Ever http://nhpr.org/post/unh-preparing-largest-incoming-class-ever <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire says close to 3,400 first-year students are entering the school this fall — its largest incoming class ever.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:58:46 +0000 Associated Press 49602 at http://nhpr.org UNH Preparing For Largest Incoming Class Ever New Hampshire Technical Institute Names New President http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-technical-institute-names-new-president <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The community college in Concord, New Hampshire, has a new president.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:28:19 +0000 Associated Press 49431 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Governor Signs Universal Early Education Bill http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-governor-signs-universal-early-education-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law a bill calling for every 3- and 4-year-old in Vermont to have access to at least 10 hours a week of publicly funded, pre-kindergarten education.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:15:24 +0000 Associated Press 49327 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Governor Signs Universal Early Education Bill N.H. Charter Schools Continue to Grow And Attract Debate http://nhpr.org/post/nh-charter-schools-continue-grow-and-attract-debate <p>The original legislation to allow charters schools in New Hampshire passed way back in 1995, but it would take another ten years before the first of these publically funded independent learning facilities was opened.&nbsp; Since then charter school have had their ups and downs in the state: many had a hard time getting off the ground, a few had to close their doors, some have been criticized for not being alternative enough from their public school counterparts. There was even a moratorium on new facilities for two years. Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48855 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Charter Schools Continue to Grow And Attract Debate Empowering Kids At The Boys And Girls Club http://nhpr.org/post/empowering-kids-boys-and-girls-club <p><a href="https://www.concordkids.org/" target="_blank">The Boys and Girls Club</a> is more than a place to simply do homework or hang out with friends. Brittany Wheeler joined the Concord chapter four years ago, during her first year of high school. The club fosters a sense of community among the participants of its after-school program. As Wheeler says, it’s a place where kids “can feel safe after school and not get into trouble.”</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 48553 at http://nhpr.org Empowering Kids At The Boys And Girls Club Vermont Legislature Gives Green Light To Pre-Kindergarten http://nhpr.org/post/vermont-legislature-gives-green-light-pre-kindergarten <p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">Every three, four, and five-year-old &nbsp;in Vermont will be eligible for state-subsidized preschool, under new legislation &nbsp;that Governor Shumlin has promised to sign into law. Many school districts already offer early education&nbsp;<a href="http://education.vermont.gov/documents/educ_prek_program_directory.pdf" style="color: rgb(24, 95, 159);">programs</a>, but they vary widely in structure and quality. So a lot of details have to be worked out as the state sews together what is now a patchwork of programs. Wed, 07 May 2014 17:43:37 +0000 Charlotte Albright 48083 at http://nhpr.org Vermont Legislature Gives Green Light To Pre-Kindergarten 5.6.14: Human Behavior In Bonobos & The Commencement Speech Heard Round The World http://nhpr.org/post/5614-human-behavior-bonobos-commencement-speech-heard-round-world <p>Have a taste for variety? From human-like bonobos to beauty pageants, we offer the variety you crave. Join us for our Tuesday show and share comments and suggestions on <a href="https://twitter.com/wordofmouth" target="_blank">Twitter </a>and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wordofmouthradio" target="_blank">Facebook</a>! (Praise also welcome).</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 48077 at http://nhpr.org 5.6.14: Human Behavior In Bonobos & The Commencement Speech Heard Round The World Behind The Trend: An Increasing Number Of Foreign Students Attending N.H. Colleges http://nhpr.org/post/behind-trend-increasing-number-foreign-students-attending-nh-colleges <p>A 2013 report says 3,095 international students pursued higher education in New Hampshire; that was up 6.3 percent from the previous year. That report also estimates the foreign student expenditure in the state at $103 million dollars. To get an idea about the trend and what it means for schools both here and nationally, I spoke with Karin Fischer, a senior writer at the <a href="https://chronicle.com/article/Karin-Fischer/48567/"><em>Chronicle of Higher Education.</em> </a>She covers international education issues. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 47997 at http://nhpr.org Behind The Trend: An Increasing Number Of Foreign Students Attending N.H. Colleges Long-Delayed School To Open In Unity http://nhpr.org/post/long-delayed-school-open-unity <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A construction company and school officials say the new elementary school in Unity, New Hampshire, is expected to open Sept. 2.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The project had been delayed due to various problems. Earlier this year, residents approved a $2.75 million bond to complete it.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:37:56 +0000 Associated Press 47974 at http://nhpr.org Certifying Teachers In The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/certifying-teachers-north-country <div>The North Country Teacher Certification Program is a collaboration between Plymouth State University and White Mountains Community College. The program aims to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the North Country.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amelia Alton was a pre-school teacher with more than 20 years of experience, who wanted to be a classroom teacher, “I always wanted to try my hand at the first and second grade level. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46616 at http://nhpr.org Certifying Teachers In The North Country Belmont Students Aim To Change 'Red Raider' Mascot http://nhpr.org/post/belmont-students-aim-change-red-raider-mascot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three <a href="http://highschool.shaker.k12.nh.us/">Belmont High School</a> students are taking on an issue few adults would tackle these days.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Student Council members Andre Bragg, Taylor Becker and Ashley </span>Fenimore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> led a forum Wednesday night where they asked the community to consider whether the school’s mascot – “Red Raider” – was offensive to Native Americans.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:22:59 +0000 Ray Carbone 46935 at http://nhpr.org Belmont Students Aim To Change 'Red Raider' Mascot Former Manchester Superintendent Dies Following Cancer Diagnosis http://nhpr.org/post/former-manchester-superintendent-dies-following-cancer-diagnosis <p></p><p>The former superintendent of the Manchester School District has died following a cancer diagnosis made just weeks after stepping down from the post last year.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:42:11 +0000 Michael Brindley 46546 at http://nhpr.org Former Manchester Superintendent Dies Following Cancer Diagnosis