Next Steps New Hampshire recognized Nute High School teacher Fern Downing as the 2016 Transition Professional of the Year, according to Foster’s Daily Democrat. Downing has “allowed many to realize the goal of high school graduation,” said the committee.
NPR featured an eye-opening story about why teachers are leaving the profession. For many, they want more of a say in school policies, including putting learning at the center of the classroom instead of passing. For others, it’s preparation. How can we help support our teachers?
When it comes to science, nobody beats New Hampshire. More New Hampshire students scored at-or-above proficient in science on the nation’s report card than any other state in the country, according to the Union Leader. Plus, fourth graders with disabilities tied for highest achievement with Massachusetts and Kentucky. Over 70 […]
Franklin and Northfield are calling for a new education funding formula, declaring the current formula unfair and, if fully implemented, “unconstitutional,” reported the Concord Monitor. House Bill 2, passed in 2015, phases out districts’ stabilization grants over the next 25 years, disproportionately affecting lower-income towns.
Pittsfield Elementary School is using multi-age classrooms and competency to create more flexible, supportive learning environments for their students, reported The Concord Monitor. Within the first month, teachers report that their students love the new approach and feel more “valued and supported.”
New Hampshire schools are committed to educating students for the next generation, where the basics are fused with 21st century skills that students need to succeed. Where today’s English classes build students’ communication skills to shape tomorrow’s leaders. Where today’s Math classes include real-world applications to train tomorrow’s problem solvers. […]
November 28 (Monday): Piermont Village School, Piermont, 6 p.m.
The Department of Education released the 2015-2016 statewide assessment results, and they show improvement in almost every grade and subgroup, according to the Union Leader.
The Sunday edition of the Union Leader featured an editorial endorsing the PACE program in the BIA Business Perspectives column. The oped was submitted by Dick Couch and Barbara Couch of Hypertherm in Hanover, NH. Dick is the board chairman and Barbara is vice president for corporate social responsibility. We […]
The New Hampshire Department of Education is hosting forums throughout the state on how to improve student learning, what our communities expect from the educational system, and how we can support our schools.