About 60 9th grade students in Manchester High School West are participating in a new science-focused magnet program called STEAM Ahead, this year. The partnership between the school district and several local tech companies also involves state colleges. It aims to boost the local workforce and retain youth and talent.
It’s morning in biology teacher Christine Aspinwall’s class. The students are scrambling to fill beakers with pureed food.
A key Manchester Board of School committee vote on how to implement federal Common Core standards has been delayed. The state adopted the Common Core in 2010, which outlines what students should know before passing each grade.
The Hooksett School board voted recently to begin negotiating an early withdrawal from Manchester High Schools. Tonight will be the first, joint school board session between Hooksett and Manchester. And talks are expected to start on bitter terms.