Education is one of the largest line items in the New Hampshire state budget. It’s often a large line item in local town budgets as well. Getting a thorough understanding of how funding works is important for all citizens — especially during budget and local election season. Check out the webinar […]
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Turn your passion for community leadership, children, and education into action by serving on your local school board. Turn your passion for community leadership, children, and education, into action by serving on your local school board. School boards play a significant role in fostering the vitality of local communities throughout […]
Franklin and Northfield are calling for a new education funding formula, declaring the current formula unfair and, if fully implemented, “unconstitutional,” reported the Concord Monitor. House Bill 2, passed in 2015, phases out districts’ stabilization grants over the next 25 years, disproportionately affecting lower-income towns.
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 […]
Here are a few great resources for teaching chemistry through Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Visit our website often for more resources like these! Five NGSS Standards About Chemical Reactions In this resource, high school educators will find desired outcomes, or what students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of […]
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 […]
What is PACE? Here’s a great infographic that explains the first-of-its-kind performance-based assessment program here in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire’s performance assessment model uses locally-developed assessments and requires students to show what they know by applying lessons to real world situations. This method fosters deeper learning and lasting retention of information. What does that look like? Check out this video to see a real performance assessment in action, from Edutopia:
Claremont is the latest example of how technology can save districts some serious cash.
By letting go of definitions, schools can find ways to personalize their classrooms that work on their terms.