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Business leader Val Zanchuk: “Don’t destroy a top public school system” – MyTurn in the Concord Monitor

Business leader Val Zanchuk: “Don’t destroy a top public school system” – MyTurn in the Concord Monitor

New Hampshire civic and business leader Val Zanchuk writes an oped about the damage vouchers would do to New Hampshire’s top performing school system, making the point students from higher income families would be the primary beneficiaries.

Make Private School Free or Die: The Fight Over Education Savings Accounts in New Hampshire – The 74

Make Private School Free or Die: The Fight Over Education Savings Accounts in New Hampshire – The 74

“The 74”, a national web site that covers education from a conservative viewpoint, reported on SB 193.  Here are some excerpts: Soon [“Live free or die.”] may prevail in schooling as well, as lawmakers decide whether to create a universal system of education savings accounts and a conservative new governor […]

Concord Monitor: Voucher bill probably to be retained over the summer and state employees oppose DOE reorganization

Concord Monitor: Voucher bill probably to be retained over the summer and state employees oppose DOE reorganization

The Monitor provides background on the lack of sufficient Republican support for the ambitious voucher bill and reports that the State Employee Association has weighed in heavily against Commissioner Edelblut’s proposed reorganization plan.

Concord Monitor: State board, Edelblut clash on science standards

Concord Monitor: State board, Edelblut clash on science standards

The Concord Monitor gives says that, although commissioner Edelblut testified that he was “the implementation guy,” he wanted to review the science standards without SBOE authority. The board stated clearly that there would be no review.

Senators Watters and Kahn: Education initiatives will strengthen communities, boost employment

Senators Watters and Kahn: Education initiatives will strengthen communities, boost employment

Senators David Watters (District 4) and Jay Kahn (District 10) have sponsored a number of education-related bills, including funding full-day kindergarten, restoring funding for school building aid, and increasing funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE). Together, they submitted a column to the Concord Monitor outlining the initiatives as a […]

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:

“Workforce Accelerator 2025” will help students get real-world experience through career pathways

“Workforce Accelerator 2025” will help students get real-world experience through career pathways

Thanks to a new partnership between businesses, schools, and local organizations, more students will have the chance to get real-world experiences and skills. According to a press release, the Business and Industry Association (BIA) is working with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and local schools to develop “career pathways.”

NH’s skills gap and unemployment rate may cause companies to look elsewhere

NH’s skills gap and unemployment rate may cause companies to look elsewhere

New Hampshire’s 2.6% unemployment rate and the increasing skills gap are cause for alarm for many employers– they can’t find qualified people to fill positions, reported NHPR. It’s having a massive impact on sectors like manufacturing and the trades. Many could be forced to look to other states for expansion […]

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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. 

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. […]