A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts! A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!
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For Parents A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!

A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!

The New York Times’ Learning Network offers great resources for students and teachers including daily articles, discussion topics, news quizzes and student opinion pieces. It’s newest feature, Picture Prompts, provides images that teachers can use as tools to engage students in various writing assignments or discussions.

For Teachers NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

The “egg-drop” challenge is a classic science project–students use egg containers, straws, or other materials to build a case that doesn’t let an egg break if it’s dropped. But with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the classic is transformed into something more dynamic: students design a spacecraft capsule and construct […]

For Business Richer, deliberate, thoughtful engagement should be at the center of learning

Richer, deliberate, thoughtful engagement should be at the center of learning

Pittsfield Middle High School superintendent John Freeman knows a thing or two about community engagement. He transformed his schools from underperforming, traditional classrooms to successful student-centered learning environments. Change is hard for any organization and its success depends on effective communication and engagement. For superintendent Freeman, this meant working closely with parents, […]

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NH Superior Court justice rules cap on education funding unconstitutional

New Hampshire Superior Court Justice Brian Tucker ruled that a state cap on education funding is unconstitutional, according to WMUR. Legislation is already in place to remove the cap entirely by fiscal year 2018, but the ruling entitles the Dover School District to $1.5 million for aid for the 2016 fiscal year. 

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Tate Aldrich addresses the students of Laconia High School after being named 2017 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year on Friday afternoon.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

Congratulations to Tate Aldrich, NH’s Teacher of the Year!

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:

Video: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Action

Video: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Action

As we attend forums around the state to be part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) discussion, we are hearing amazing accounts of increased student engagement, deeper learning, higher level thinking skills and hands on application. Here’s what NGSS looks like in the classroom! More information on the forums can […]

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What people are saying about NGSS

The first forum on updating New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Science Standards took place on September 8 at Pinkerton Academy. Check out this video to hear accounts of hands on learning, real world application and the enthusiasm that students have for the deeper learning experiences that NGSS provides. Upcoming discussion […]

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Rethinking Career & Technical Education: it isn’t just for trades anymore

NHBR featured a great piece on New Hampshire’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, highlighting their efforts to give students real-world experience and helping train the next generation of industry leaders. 

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NH Superior Court justice rules cap on education funding unconstitutional

New Hampshire Superior Court Justice Brian Tucker ruled that a state cap on education funding is unconstitutional, according to WMUR. Legislation is already in place to remove the cap entirely by fiscal year 2018, but the ruling entitles the Dover School District to $1.5 million for aid for the 2016 fiscal year. 

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

Several public forums for teachers and parents to learn about and discuss NH’s K-12 science standards are being held throughout the state. Join the discussion at one of the following locations: September 8 Pinkerton Academy 6-7:30 pm (Academy Bldg Lecture Hall, Derry) September 20 Concord 6-7:30 (Concord High Media Center 170 Warren Street) September 22 Plymouth 6-7:30 (Museum of […]

What does your ideal classroom look like?

What does your ideal classroom look like?

The classroom itself can have a big impact on learning. Whether it’s to accommodate a project that students are working on or easy access to tech tools, learning spaces can help encourage creativity, collaboration, and communication. What would your ideal classroom look like? Would it be outdoors? Have couches?

So, what is PACE? Check out our new infographic!

So, what is PACE? Check out our new infographic!

What is PACE? Here’s a great infographic that explains the first-of-its-kind performance-based assessment program here in New Hampshire:

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“Raising a child isn’t like baking a cake:” The case for personalized learning

In an article for Seacoast Online, Dr. Elaine Heffner argued that there’s no single way to teach a child. Children have different strengths and challenges, they learn differently, and have different life experiences. New Hampshire schools acknowledge this by providing kids with a dynamic, rigorous learning environments. 

“The good news about educational inequality” is that the gap is narrowing

“The good news about educational inequality” is that the gap is narrowing

The school readiness gap between high- and low-income children is narrowing, partly because of better access to quality early childhood education programs and greater parental involvement, according to The New York Times.