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For Parents Portsmouth Joins Several NH Towns in Changing High School Start Times

Portsmouth Joins Several NH Towns in Changing High School Start Times

The Portsmouth, NH School Board recently voted to switch the high school’s start time from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., reported NHPR. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need about 9 hours of sleep per night. But changes in natural sleep patterns, poor sleeping habits, and other factors keep teens […]

For Teachers Sanborn High School

Forum: Discussion on a new direction for NH’s science standards

  The NH Department of Education is hosting a public forum for teachers & parents to learn and comment about the direction for our new K-12 NH Science Standards. The forum will be in the Alvirne High School Music Room in Hudson on Thursday, October 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. See […]

For Business Forum: Let’s Talk Science!

Forum: Let’s Talk Science!

The next forum on updating New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Science Standards will take place on October 27th at the Alvirne High Music Room in Hudson. At previous forums, we have heard some great stories about hands on learning, real world application and the enthusiasm that students have for the deeper learning […]

For Legislators Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Here are a few great resources for teaching chemistry through Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Visit our website often for more resources like these! Five NGSS Standards About Chemical Reactions In this resource, high school educators will find desired outcomes, or what students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of  […]

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Milton teacher: ELOs “open up the world for students”

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. 

Nationwide, teachers say lack of voice in decisions and classroom culture drive them out

Nationwide, teachers say lack of voice in decisions and classroom culture drive them out

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?

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NH fourth graders lead the country in science

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 […]

PACE Evaluations at Spaulding High School

Franklin and Northfield urge towns to collectively demand education funding overhaul

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. 

Londonderry Third Graders learning scientific measurement

Multi-age classrooms and competency in Pittsfield result in greater student community and achievement

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.”

Basics and Beyond: NH business community supports Next Generation Education!

Basics and Beyond: NH business community supports Next Generation Education!

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. […]

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: NH Showings

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED: NH Showings

Upcoming Showings:
November 28 (Monday): Piermont Village School, Piermont, 6 p.m.

PACE Evaluations at Spaulding High School

NH student test scores see across-the-board gains

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.

UL: NH needs to pick up the PACE, say business leaders

UL: NH needs to pick up the PACE, say business leaders

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 […]

PSA: NH DOE hosting statewide forums on how to improve student learning

PSA: NH DOE hosting statewide forums on how to improve student learning

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.