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Public News Service - NH: Education

Family Resource Centers' programs reach about 25,000 New Hampshire residents a year. (D Mosher/Flickr)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - As summer rapidly approaches, kids can find plenty to do at Family Resource Centers all across the state, which also provide opportunities for parents who want to get started on getting their high school equivalency diploma. There are 18 Family Resource Centers in New Hampshire a

Members of the Senate Finance Committee take up the New Hampshire budget Monday at the State House. The House failed to pass its budget bill last week. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate is now in the driver's seat with a hearing Monday on the state budget, following last week's failure in the House to come to agreement on a budget bill. Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord sits on the Senate Finance Committee, meeting Monday afternoon. He says the fir

More Granite State children had health insurance in 2015 compared to 2013. (Brian Brown/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire is a top tier state for ensuring that children have the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. A report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows between 2013 and 2015, the number of children without health insur

Younger voters in the Granite State say Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton picked the right issue when they talked about student debt Wednesday at UNH. (L. Meyer)

DURHAM, N.H. – Those most impacted by college debt say it is no coincidence that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday joined Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally at University of New Hampshire in Durham. Lucas Meyer, president of the New Hampshire Young Democrats

New Hampshire ranks sixth in the nation for graduation rates, but a new report says the state could do even better by graduating more students with disabilities. (Eevenson/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - As New Hampshire students take pride in earning their high school diplomas, a new report ranks the state in the top 10 for graduation rates. New Hampshire ranks sixth in the U.S. in the new report, Building a Grad Nation. Lead author and senior education adviser Jennifer DePaoli

Barbara Van Dahlen, the national founder of Change Direction, will be at the State House along with Gov. Maggie Hassen and the congressional delegation to launch Change Direction NH. (Change Direction)

CONCORD, N.H. - First Lady Michelle Obama was among the first supporters of a new approach to mental health called Change Direction, and now the Granite State is becoming the first in the nation to launch a statewide effort. Doctor Bill Gunn is director of Primary Care Behavioral Health at the NH

For National Library Week, the Laconia Public Library has been partnering with the New Hampshire Bar Association to provide free foreclosure-relief programs. (Found5dollar)

LACONIA, N.H. - National Library Week is being celebrated in lots of ways in the Granite State. At the Laconia Public Library, the focus has been on helping locals in financial distress learn about ways to save their homes. Julie Todaro, president-elect of the American Library Association, said th

Supporters of a bill in the New Hampshire Legislature say their goal is to make it easier for families to access mental health services for children. (NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire has plenty of resources available to help children with mental health issues, but advocates say it can be difficult for families to access them. They claim the system is fragmented, with differing approaches to care and multiple providers. Effie Malley, director of t

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