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Moharimet Elementary School’s first and only principal to retire in July

Moharimet Elementary School’s first and only principal, Dennis Harrington, will retire in July, according to Seacoast Online. They published a wonderful piece about his career–from his Peace Corps years in India to teaching in Poland, to leading Durham’s elementary school. 

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Commissioner Edelblut questions science standards on NHPR’s Morning Edition

On NHPR’s Morning Edition, Commissioner Frank Edelblut criticized the Next Generation Science Standards, on which the State Board of Education adopted last year. Here’s an excerpt of the interview.

For Business Concord Monitor Editorial Board: Additional charter funding shouldn’t come at the expense of struggling schools

Concord Monitor Editorial Board: Additional charter funding shouldn’t come at the expense of struggling schools

The Concord Monitor featured an editorial over the weekend questioning whether the expansion of charter schools and school choice in New Hampshire would give all students “a fair shake.” Here’s an excerpt:

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UNH physicist: “Edelblut fundamentally misunderstands how to train scientists” | MyTurn Concord Monitor

UNH physicist David Mattingly explains why practicing science, as the NGSS requires, is the best way to learn the material and become a problem solver.

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More letters: Supporting NGSS and full day kindergarten and opposing DOE reorganization

Letters to the Union Leader and the Concord Monitor on the key New Hampshire education issues.

House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor, House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools. “Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that public funds cannot be used for sectarian […]

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Bonnie Dunham on the Edelblut plan to reorganize Education Department, “There is no real emergency” | Union Leader

David Solomon reports that the Senate Education Committee voted down the Edelblut request for open ended authority to reorganize the New Hampshire department of education because Republican Sen. Ruth Ward heard so much opposition from constitutents.

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House Education Committee | WMUR

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House Education Committee | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee retained for further study a controversial voucher bill. It could be returned in 2018

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to fully support full day kindergarten, adding $5 million per year to the governor’s original proposal

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State Senate panel recommends killing bill to give education commissioner Edelblut broader management authority | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire Senate Education Committee sent a major department of education reorganization proposal to study committee.

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

The Union Leader reported that New Hampshire House Education Committee voted in support of SB 191, full day kindergarten. Now the bill goes to the full House and then to House Finance

House sidelines school choice bill | Union Leader

House sidelines school choice bill | Union Leader

The Union Leader reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to retain HB 193, the voucher bill, to work on answering the many questions about it.

Voucher Bill Tests Ambition of School Choice Advocates in N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio

Voucher Bill Tests Ambition of School Choice Advocates in N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio

NHPR interviews a home schooling family and a Christian school head about how home and private school families would benefit if HB 193 became law.

Three opinions on Commissioner Edelblut

Three opinions on Commissioner Edelblut

Letters to the Seacoast Media papers and the Union Leader express varying opinions about New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.