Educators Convene at Babson to Talk About Tech in Education

Educators from around the world gathered at Babson College last week for a conference on topics ranging from campus connections to global classrooms.Sponsored by the multinational computer-maker Lenovo, conference sessions centered on a new participatory and social approach, with the podium  open to audience members.Keynote speakers for the three-day event included Cecilia D’Olive...

One in 10 NH Households Experiences Food Insecurity

Access to healthy food is becoming increasingly difficult in some parts of New Hampshire, as grocery stores relocate and consolidate to cut down on costs, leaving some Granite State residents completely dependent on convenience and corner stores for basic goods The new study by Nena Stracuzzi and Sally Ward of the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute finds that more than 10% of New Ha...

Ed Spending in New England: The Outlook

Education spending for each of the New England states in fiscal 2011 will likely be affected by the national recession, with four of the six New England states already forced to make budget cuts to education in fiscal 2010, according to a new report by the National Governors Association (NGA).The NGA published its most recent twice-annual Fiscal Survey of States last week, reporting on the fiscal ...

Flexibility is Key for Working Parents

Flexibility with work is key to maintaining the "work-life balance" issue with which many parents struggle. Nearly a quarter of working parents have passed up promotions because of issues relating to  flexibility, according to a report produced by the Carsey Institute, UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Employment Security this week at the NH Work-Life Summit....

19th Better Government Competition Awards Dinner

The Boston-based Pioneer Institute will hold its  19th Better Government Competition Awards Dinner on Friday June 18, featuring keynote speaker, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R–Mass.)The event will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Mass. from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 each and can be reserved online. RSVP by Friday, June 11....

Honoring David Knapp

The University of Massachusetts will honor the late David C. Knapp on Saturday, June 26 at 4 p.m. at the UMass Boston Campus Center.Knapp died April 13. He served as UMass president from 1978 to 1990 and chaired NEBHE  from 1998 to 2000....

Watch for New Bylines!

Get used to seeing some new bylines in NEJHE's online incarnation at nebhe.org.Besides insightful contributing writers, we will draw on the perspectives of NEBHE's staff, particularly Tuition Break program director Wendy Lindsay, our new director of policy and research Matthew Crellin, and NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas.Also meet our two communications assistants: Christine Cassis and S...

Dodd to UConn?

Could U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd be the next president of UConn? That's the question asked by the Hartford Courant's Capitol Watch blog one day after UConn President Michael Hogan announced he is leaving Storrs next month to become president of the University of Illinois....

College Crusade of RI Awards $1 Million

The College Crusade of Rhode Island awarded  $1.1 million in college scholarships to 349 Rhode Island students during the 2009-10 academic year. Most of the scholarship recipients are from low-income families in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket and attend colleges in New England....