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Help Parker-Varney win big in Follett Challenge

Sunday, January 25, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0

Ten prizes, valued at $8,000 each, are in the “People’s Choice” category and will be based solely on how many votes applicants have received from the public for their videos. Video voting began January 19 and ends on January 30. Parker-Varney’s video is now posted on the Follett Challenge website. Click through to the story for the link to vote. READ MORE

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Manchester 5th-grader wins statewide MLK Day art competition

Friday, January 9, 2015 Carol Robidoux 0

The judges felt that Nikita’s art piece expressed an understanding of the power of standing together to “grow” from negativity. The depiction of a flower with incomplete petals indicates that Nikita understands that the work is not done, that today’s children must create a positive environment, in spite of historic negativity. READ MORE


WANTED: 1,000 community mentors

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Carol Robidoux 2

“Collaboration is essential for growing the extended learning opportunities we currently offer our students,” Livingston said during a Jan. 6 1,000 Mentors kick-off event at Newforma software company, on Elm Street. “We’re excited to work with organizations that support the concept of competency-based learning and want to help us reach our goals.”

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Online Fundraising: Helping teachers one request at a time

Monday, December 29, 2014 Carol Robidoux 0

Online fundraising sites are connecting educators with thousands of people who want to help them get what they need. Whether they’re looking for school supplies, technology, classroom furniture, or want to take their students on an incredible field trip, teachers now have several options for collecting cash donations. READ MORE

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City Year: A partner in education with Manchester schools

Sunday, December 28, 2014 Carol Robidoux 0

City Year corps members work in six of Manchester’s elementary schools – Bakersville, Beech Street, Gossler Park, McDonough, Parker-Varney and Wilson – providing support and mentorship to students. They work closely with children in academic subjects such as math, reading and writing, as well as encouraging attendance and social or emotional learning. READ MORE

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