Seacoast Online: All-day kindergarten a necessity Seacoast Online: All-day kindergarten a necessity
Representative Gile: How I became an advocate for full-day kindergarten Representative Gile: How I became an advocate for full-day kindergarten
Nashua Alderman: “Let’s think about taxpayers for a change” Nashua Alderman: “Let’s think about taxpayers for a change”

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For Parents Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

Most towns have had their town meeting day last week. If you ran for a local position, we appreciate your dedication! Win or lose, it’s important to make your voice heard. We’re tracking local results on issues like full-day kindergarten and school building aid, so stay tuned.

For Teachers The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

Competency-based learning could hold the key to helping students succeed by using their strengths to show what they know.

For Business 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. […]

For Legislators Letter: Schools are the lifeblood of any community

Letter: Schools are the lifeblood of any community

Hampton resident Juli Snaer wrote this letter to the editor of Seacoast Online:

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Lawmakers: Teaching civics is a civic duty

Last week, the House Education Committee had a public hearing on SB 43, a bill that would require high schoolers to take a half-credit course dedicated to civics as a graduation requirement. Senator Lou D’Allesandro, the bill’s sponsor, was there to defend it, according to the Concord Monitor:

Concord residents debate full-day kindergarten, cite unexpected expenses that “can’t be ignored”

Concord residents debate full-day kindergarten, cite unexpected expenses that “can’t be ignored”

On March 8, Concord’s school board submitted their budget proposal–which didn’t include full-day kindergarten. According to the Concord Monitor, a hearing earlier this week drew a large crowd debate the topic.

EC to debate Commissioner Edelblut’s Croydon donation before voting on 4-year appointment

EC to debate Commissioner Edelblut’s Croydon donation before voting on 4-year appointment

Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s undisclosed, $1,000 donation to the Croydon School Board’s legal fund will be a central topic at the next Executive Council meeting, reported NH1 News. That’s when the Council is expected to vote on his 4-year appointment. 

Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

Most towns have had their town meeting day last week. If you ran for a local position, we appreciate your dedication! Win or lose, it’s important to make your voice heard. We’re tracking local results on issues like full-day kindergarten and school building aid, so stay tuned.

Nashua middle schoolers build robots, holograms, and more as a part of pre-engineering program

Nashua middle schoolers build robots, holograms, and more as a part of pre-engineering program

Nashua is full of hackers, coders, and structural engineers. They’re working with 3D printers, developing sensors for robots, and developing new apps. But they’re not adults–they’re sixth and seventh graders at Elm Street Middle School, and the Nashua Telegraph featured a great piece on them.

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

Letter: A little sunshine on Concord kindergarten

Concord resident Betty Hoadley submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor: 

Rep. Richard Ames, courtesy of the Keene Sentinel

Rep Ames: Voucher damage underestimated

Representative Dick Ames submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor:

Valley News: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Donated to Croydon School Board’s Legal Defense

Valley News: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Donated to Croydon School Board’s Legal Defense

The Valley News reported that Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut donated $1,000 to the Croydon School Board’s legal defense fund several months ago. Read the full story here:

Rep Porter: ‘School choice’ bills turn taxpayer dollars into private funds

Rep Porter: ‘School choice’ bills turn taxpayer dollars into private funds

Representative Marjorie Porter submitted this piece to Concord Monitor regarding SB 193, which creates education savings accounts for New Hampshire students:

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

The Concord Monitor published an editorial about a school voucher bill that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. SB 193 will be the most expansive voucher bill in the country and could cost the state about $60 million or more its first year. What do you think about this type of voucher program? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.