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 […]
The United States Department of Education recently announced the one-year extension of New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program and the expansion into nine districts, according to a press release by the Governor’s office. PACE replaces some end-of-the-year standardized tests with locally-developed, project-based assessments given throughout the school year.
New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry recently visited Oyster River Middle School in Durham, praising their work with competency education, according to Seacoast Online. The school was talking to Commissioner Barry about expanding competency, where students advance based on what they know rather than how long they’ve spent on a […]
The Washington Post featured Ted Dintersmith, father of two, venture capitalist, author of Most Likely to Succeed and executive producer of the documentary by the same name to discuss the film and his thoughts on the future of education. He’ll be in New Hampshire in late October to meet with schools […]
Where skill, knowledge, and motivation meet is where schools should focus on teaching, according to an article in The New York Times. And that’s exactly what New Hampshire schools are doing by coming together with their communities to talk about how to prepare students for life in the 21st century, where […]
Spaulding High School in Rochester is in it’s third year of the Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program, which replaces some end-of-the-year standardized tests with rigorous, engaging, locally-developed performance assessments. Check out this video on how their school is doing with PACE and how it’s transformed their school, culture, […]
Schools grounded in competency-based education principles show increases in motivation, confidence, and self-management among their students. The biggest gains were in the schools that recognized competency as a core foundation for the classroom.
In 2014, 26 companies–many in high tech or science-related fields, pledged their support for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and STEM in schools, according to Ed Week. As part of their pledge, they agreed that NGSS is the next step forward to prepare our students for life in the […]
Tate Aldrich, an English teacher at Laconia High School, was named New Hampshire’s Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Department of Education. The Department highlighted his dedication to his students and his commitment to them:
The tension between local control and shared resources has been driving discussions about the consolidation of New Hampshire’s School Administrative Units (SAUs). This was recently featured as the focus of NHPR’s The Exchange. Right now, NH has about 165 school districts organized into about 103 School Administrative Units (SAUs), but with steadily […]