Education http://nhpr.org en 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 "Grey's Anatomy" Creator And Alumna Addresses Dartmouth Class Of 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/greys-anatomy-creator-and-alumna-addresses-dartmouth-class-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://dartmouth.edu/" target="_blank">Dartmouth College</a> alumna who is the creative force behind TV shows like “<a href="http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy" target="_blank">Grey’s Anatomy</a>” and “<a href="http://abc.go.com/shows/scandal" target="_blank">Scandal</a>” returned to her alma mater to give Sunday’s commencement speech.&nbsp; </span>Shonda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rhimes spent much of her speech talking about the practical realities of daily life.&nbsp; She also derided commencement speakers who tell students to dream bi Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 49875 at http://nhpr.org "Grey's Anatomy" Creator And Alumna Addresses Dartmouth Class Of 2014 N.H. Student Data Privacy Law "One Of Most Comprehensive" In Nation http://nhpr.org/post/nh-student-data-privacy-law-one-most-comprehensive-nation <p></p><p>There’s a database in New Hampshire, nestled in hard-drives in the Department of Education, with all sorts of information about student test scores, graduation rates, and achievement. It shows how poor kids do on tests compared to rich kids, and how minorities do compared to whites, and whether schools are improving on those tests.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whenever the data in it is accessed, it’s totally anonymous; only a handful of employees at the DOE can match these test-scores with student names.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49704 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Student Data Privacy Law "One Of Most Comprehensive" In Nation UNH President Wants Two More Years Of In-State Tuition Freeze http://nhpr.org/post/unh-president-wants-two-more-years-state-tuition-freeze <p></p><p>The president of the University of New Hampshire wants to hold the line on tuition costs for at least another two years.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:00:42 +0000 Michael Brindley 49608 at http://nhpr.org UNH President Wants Two More Years Of In-State Tuition Freeze Law School Dean Broderick Stepping Down To Lead Rudman Center http://nhpr.org/post/law-school-dean-broderick-stepping-down-lead-rudman-center <div></div><div><p>Former Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, John Broderick, will step down as dean of the UNH law school.</p><p>Broderick will become the first executive director for the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/rudman-center">Rudman Center </a>for Justice, Leadership and Public policy, which opened last year.</p><p>The Rudman Center, which is part of the UNH law school, seeks to provide leadership training and foment commitment to public service.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:39:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49046 at http://nhpr.org Law School Dean Broderick Stepping Down To Lead Rudman Center How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online http://nhpr.org/post/how-snhu-edging-out-its-competition-online <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The week started with the news of Southern New Hampshire University’s new <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-launching-10k-bachelors-degree-program">$10,000</a> bachelor’s degree program. Recent undergraduate enrollment numbers show the small, Manchester school is now equal in size to UNH in Durham, with a vast majority of its students online.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:46:33 +0000 Brady Carlson & Ryan Lessard 48239 at http://nhpr.org How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/unh-manchester-rebranding-boost-enrollment <p>At a recent cookout behind the red-brick mill building that houses UNH Manchester, senior Derek Burkhardt describes what’s been an eight-year run to get his bachelor’s.</p><p><em>“I actually attended UNH Manchester right out of high school,”</em> says Burkhardt.<em> “But I took some time off in between school to save up some money to be able to afford school, but also to join AmeriCorps. So once I was done with that I came back to continue my education.”</em></p><p>Like many students here Burkhardt says he chose UNH Manchester because that’s where he lives.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48184 at http://nhpr.org UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment Dartmouth Investigation Once Again Puts Spotlight on Campus Life http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-investigation-once-again-puts-spotlight-campus-life <p>Susy Struble was a 16-year-old high school student when, during a weekend visit to Dartmouth College, she was raped at an off-campus party.</p><p>Like many rape victims, Struble chose not to tell anyone about the assault, and two years later, she was back at Dartmouth as a student.</p><p>One night during her freshman year, she opened her door to a tall, sandy-haired man. Obviously drunk, he forced his way in, pushed Struble against the wall and tried to kiss her. Struble was able to fend off her attacker, who she realized was the same man who had raped her two years earlier.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 48121 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Investigation Once Again Puts Spotlight on Campus Life How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] http://nhpr.org/post/how-stem-became-buzzword-decade-video <p>If it seems like, these days, everyone is talking about STEM - that now common acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs - it's because they are.</p><p>In this animated two-way, we take a look at what the push for STEM means for the state - from our public university system, to the State House, and through the business community - and for students.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Deg4t2NixXY" width="520"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 05:56:50 +0000 Sara Plourde & Emily Corwin 48120 at http://nhpr.org How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] Increasingly Students Don't Pay College's 'Sticker Price' http://nhpr.org/post/increasingly-students-dont-pay-colleges-sticker-price-0 <div>Rising tuition attracts a lot of headlines, but the amount that schools give out in financial aid is also on the rise. Wed, 07 May 2014 22:45:21 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown & Brady Carlson 48111 at http://nhpr.org Increasingly Students Don't Pay College's 'Sticker Price' N.H. Higher Ed: A Place Of Extremes http://nhpr.org/post/nh-higher-ed-place-extremes <p>Some of the troubles plaguing higher education are hitting institutions a lot harder in New Hampshire. High public tuition? We have the <a href="http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/tuition-and-fees-sector-and-state-over-time">highest</a>. State aid to public universities? We have among the <a href="http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&amp;id=3927">lowest</a>. For many students, that means they're facing huge debts which will be difficult to repay. That reality is causing students and institutions to reevaluate.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:33:14 +0000 Ryan Lessard 47948 at http://nhpr.org Colleges See Summer As Potential Revenue Source http://nhpr.org/post/colleges-see-summer-potential-revenue-source <p>The men of Dartmouth were treated to a heroes’ welcome each fall.</p><p>“October, 1947, and the campus is rejuvenated after the slow, sleepy quiescence of the summer weeks,” reads the stoic narrator of an old film reel. “The college town of Hanover throbs excitedly with new life.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hanover has been throbbing year-round since the 1970s, though, when Dartmouth became the last Ivy League to accept women.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 47947 at http://nhpr.org Colleges See Summer As Potential Revenue Source Hassan Nominates Public School Activist To Board Of Education http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-nominates-public-school-activist-board-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Maggie Hassan's nomination of longtime education activist Bill Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education is drawing fire from supporters of charter schools and an education tax credit law.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:44:41 +0000 Associated Press 47946 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Nominates Public School Activist To Board Of Education SNHU Launching $10K Bachelor's Degree Program http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-launching-10k-bachelors-degree-program <p></p><p>Southern New Hampshire University is launching a new bachelor’s degree program that will <a href="http://go.collegeforamerica.org/BA" target="_blank">cost students $10,000 in total</a>.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:24:12 +0000 Michael Brindley 47892 at http://nhpr.org SNHU Launching $10K Bachelor's Degree Program As Research Gets More Expensive, Universities Will Be Pushed To Justify Costs http://nhpr.org/post/research-gets-more-expensive-universities-will-be-pushed-justify-costs <p></p><p>Research at big universities is expensive, and the price tag is rising. At the same time securing money for research is getting harder as more and more academics are competing for research grants that are less and less generous. This raises a question: are universities that do research more likely to raise tuition.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 47880 at http://nhpr.org As Research Gets More Expensive, Universities Will Be Pushed To Justify Costs