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Forum offers city feedback

Author: JONATHAN VAN FLEET

Telegraph Staff

>P>Date: May 21, 2004

Publication: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)

NASHUA - Bill Bainbridge knows of places all over the country where teachers practically give away good grades.

Not in Nashua.

Bainbridge, the president and CEO of SchoolMatch, has seen school districts build new, gleaming high schools where some families get to send their children. The rest languish in an old, outdated building.

Not in Nashua.

Bainbridge, who was one of a team of visitors who evaluated the school district this past year, has seen schools stuck offering vocational...

Survey shows concerns about, praise of district

Author: JONATHAN VAN FLEET, Telegraph Staff

Date: May 18, 2004

Publication: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)

NASHUA - As a parent, Marsha Peterson thinks her kids have received a great education in city schools.

As the PTO president at Broad Street Elementary School, she'd like to see a few more parents get involved in their children's schools.

As a school nurse at the Academy of Learning and Technology and a school district employee, she feels she can approach her bosses if she has a problem.

"I can say nothing but good things" about the district, Peterson said. "Both my kids have thrived in ...

What is SchoolMatch?

Date: May 18, 2004

Publication: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)

SchoolMatch is a research and database service out of Westerville, Ohio, that evaluates the effectiveness of education in a school system or district. Its mission is "to enhance children's educational opportunities by providing parents, corporations and organizations with timely, accurate, comparative information on public and private schools."...

Letter From The Editor

Author: Dave Solomon, Editor, The Telegraph

Date: May 18, 2004

Publication: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)

The past year has been a difficult one for the Nashua school system. Consider some of the headlines: Test scores lower than average; Dropout rate higher than average; 32 teachers fired; Teachers vote no-confidence in superintendent; Parents upset about principal assignments.

All of this comes at a time when taxpayer investment in the Nashua school system has brought about new or remodeled school buildings that are the envy of the state. The bricks and mortar are strong, but schools are much...

Meeting gives public a chance to review SchoolMatch findings SCHOOLMATCH FORUM

Author: JONATHAN VAN FLEET

Telegraph Staff

Date: May 16, 2004

Publication: Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH)

WHAT: A presentation of SchoolMatch research on the Nashua school system.

WHEN: Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: Rivier College, Room 104 of Memorial Hall.

DIRECTIONS: www.rivier.edu.

NASHUA - The president and CEO of SchoolMatch will be here Thursday night to personally present the findings of an independent evaluation of the Nashua School District.

Bill Bainbridge, who visited the school district seven months ago with a team of SchoolMatch consultants, will be at Rivier...

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