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Admissions staff serve students remotely and in-person ahead of fall 2020.

Free Tuition Announced at NH’s Community College – But What Does That Mean?

In July, the Community College System of New Hampshire announced tuition and fees relief for new and returning students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. And the “financial impact” piece can mean a range of things; from being furloughed, to having increased food and utility costs because children are spending more time at home. […]

An empty college cafeteria pictured July 2020

Schools Draft Fall Plans

In June, I read one of the most encouraging reports about a safe return to campus since the start of the pandemic. It described how daycare programs that stayed open for essential workers have successfully avoided outbreaks. However, the measures needed for success; such as keeping children in “pods” of 8, and isolating pods from each […]

Juliet, 3, getting used to the work-from-home routine.

NH Education Goes Online

It’s an interesting time in education. As we all know, New Hampshire leaders have asked us to stay home through May 4 to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means keeping up with school online to the best of our abilities. Now, we’re all about a month in to our “new normal.” So, how’s it […]

A male and female student pictured in their graduation gowns

The New Traditional Student

Change is a constant in New Hampshire education. I work at a New Hampshire community college, and we’re always evolving to accommodate new policy, technology, and new needs from the community. But one change I’m especially excited about is updating the idea of who “traditional” students are. For a long time, traditional college students were […]