Students learning about careers

Dr. Patricia Furey, chief of vascular surgery of Catholic Medical Center, gives a hands-on presentation to students in Chris Aspinwall’s biology class during Career Day at Manchester West High School in March. Among the proposals of Manchester Proud is to expand partnerships between businesses and schools.

School board members can expect a room packed with business people this week when they consider adopting a strategic plan for city schools.

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For the past two years, business and education leaders have worked under the banner of Manchester Proud to come up with ways to improve a school district that suffers from the kinds of problems that arise when poverty hangs like a dark cloud over too many of its classrooms.

Mike Cote is the business editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader. Contact him at or (603) 206-7724.

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