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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!
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Kevin Underriner January 26, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Whaddya see? Whaddya see?!! We'll miss you Coach Pease. Your support of the girls' soccer team wasRead More inspiring for the team and their parents.
Jason Claffey (Editor) November 27, 2013 at 06:20 pm
"We work really hard, love the students that we work with, and are some of the lowest paidRead More employees in the district. The reduction of our hours took us out of the retirement system that many of us were relying on." –Brandi Gould via Facebook
Jason Claffey (Editor) November 27, 2013 at 06:20 pm
"We need these paras in our schools!" –Whitney Bowley via Facebook
Ming Brookside November 29, 2013 at 10:52 am
I was a para in this school system. People DO NOT REALIZE the EXTREME EFFORT, SUPPORT, ENCOURAGINGRead More of students by Para's assist! We, as paras, receive very little money to begin with! This is appalling! YET, we can spend hundreds of thousand of dollars for air conditioning at CMS! Exeter School Board, take a GOOD LOOK AROUND - walk in their, (para's) shoes literally and see how 'easy' it is!!!!
Carla Ranks. Credit: Courtesy photo
Karen Elcik Young August 28, 2013 at 11:34 am
She was always an inspiration. Her sense of humor got me through the day! Kids loved her calm andRead More loving way. Karla Ranks earned this by far! What a great woman!
Alycia Young August 28, 2013 at 01:26 pm
Much deserved! Carla Ranks is a fabulous educator and an amazing person!
Ginger Cole August 28, 2013 at 09:42 pm
Way to go Carla Your Dad would be very proud of you.
The Phillips Exeter Academy Library. Courtesy photo.
Claudia Cruz August 11, 2013 at 06:14 pm
My first job ever was at the Academy library. I worked there my entire four years at PEA. Even whenRead More I wasn't working, I would stay and read, catch the amazing views on the 8 floor or watch movies in the foreign film alcove. It was a significant part of my time at Exeter.
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