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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8caf0000An Examination Of Higher Education In The Granite StateThis special series presented by NHPR takes a look at the uncertain future of New Hampshire's colleges, and how they are working to stay relevant, competitive, and worth the cost.Series stories and topics will air on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Exchange and Word of Mouth, and you can find all of the content and special web-only features right here.________Series made possible with support from EDvestinU & The Derryfield School.0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8caf0001

Getting In: What It Means To Be "College Ready"


We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be college ready.   A common complaint is that freshmen arrive without the fundamentals of writing and math.  Meanwhile, the nation’s top tier schools are tougher than ever to get into – and students are playing an admissions game, figuring out the right mix of grades, extra-curriculars and experiences. 


  • Allie Bidwell - education reporter for U.S. News & World Report
  • Colleen DesRuisseaux director of School Counseling at Bow High School.
  • Anne Miller –assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at Keene State College. She has worked in higher education for many decades.  
  • Tom Raffiochairman of the State Board of Education and President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental
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