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Portsmouth teachers approve 3-year contract

Portsmouth teachers approve 3-year contract

PORTSMOUTH — The local teachers’ union has ratified a three-year contract with the school district that calls for modest salary increases, increased sharing of health care costs and larger class sizes. The School Committee is expected to formally approve the contract at its 7 p.m. meeting tonight, Nov. 26, at Town Hall. Under the contract approved

Portsmouth NECAP science scores down from last year

PORTSMOUTH — The latest round of New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science scores released Monday presented a case of good news/bad news for the Portsmouth school district. First the good: From 2008 (when the tests were instituted) to 2013, students have increased their overall proficiency on NECAP science testing by 12.6 percent. Now the bad:

Alex Goss (left) and Atticus Pardo De Zela, both 7 and students at Hathaway School, wait for their bus on Soares Drive on the opening day of school Tuesday morning. Alex is in the first grade, while Atticus is in second. They're accompanied by their moms, Andrea Devaul Goss (left) and Jenni Pardo De Zela.

Portsmouth teachers start school without contract

PORTSMOUTH — Teachers started the school year with new students but no contract Tuesday morning. Amanda Boswell, the new president of the Portsmouth chapter of the National Education Association (NEA), said union officials and the School Committee met for a negotiating session Monday but no agreement was reached. Another session was set for today, Aug. 28.

Lynn Krizic has stepped down as Portsmouth's superintendent of schools.

Krizic resigns as Portsmouth school superintendent

PORTSMOUTH — A little over two years after she was hired to lead the Portsmouth school district, Dr. Lynn Krizic has resigned as superintendent effective July 31, according to School Committee Chairman David Croston. The reasons for her departure are not entirely clear. Dr. Krizic, citing family matters, requested and was granted by the School Committee

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