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As PACE program grows, teachers and administrators “thrilled” with progress

As PACE program grows, teachers and administrators “thrilled” with progress

Senior staff of the Council of Chief State School Officers visited several of New Hampshire’s widely-watched PACE districts recently to get an idea of how schools are implementing the pilot project. EdWeek wrote a great story about what they learned, under the headline, “This Is Not a Test: One State’s Assessment Pilot […]

Tom Rath in the Union Leader: “Smarter Balanced results tell an important story”

Tom Rath in the Union Leader: “Smarter Balanced results tell an important story”

In a Union Leader piece featuring reaction to New Hampshire’s Smarter Balanced Assessment results, Reaching Higher NH co-chair Tom Rath and board member Scott McGilvray offer perspective: “The Smarter Balanced results tell an important story,” said Reaching Higher NH co-chair, former attorney general Tom Rath. “They show that a great number of […]

Understanding your child’s Smarter Balanced Assessment results

Understanding your child’s Smarter Balanced Assessment results

The New Hampshire Department of Education releases statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment results today and parents have started receiving reports from their schools on the results for each of their students. Here is some help in interpreting the results.

Facebook CEO’s focusing philanthropic efforts on unlocking human potential through personalized learning

Facebook CEO’s focusing philanthropic efforts on unlocking human potential through personalized learning

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla are focusing their philanthropic efforts on personalized learning and supporting schools and teachers that incorporate innovative learning approaches, helping students unlock their full potential.

Personalized learning works! New research shows that student-centered approaches lead to higher math and reading scores

Personalized learning works! New research shows that student-centered approaches lead to higher math and reading scores

Results from a study performed by the RAND Corporation find that personalized learning practices like project-based learning have positive and lasting effects on students’ reading and math performance.

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Jack Heath hosts board co-chairs Alan Reische and Tom Rath on NH Today radio show

Board co-chairs Alan Reische and Tom Rath were on the WGIR’s NH Today Show with Jack Heath this morning (here’s the link) talking about the importance of New Hampshire’s public schools and the purpose of Reaching Higher NH. Here are a few highlights: Alan Reische, attorney with Sheehan Phinney Bass […]

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The Eagle-Tribune: Reaching Higher NH, “A ‘supergroup’ that’s looking out for the good of the kids”

In a long piece, thoroughly reported by Doug Ireland, the Eagle Tribune featured the Reaching Higher NH announcement today.  Here are some of the highlights: You could call it a “supergroup” of sorts. But this isn’t a conglomerate of well-known musicians producing an album. It’s a high-powered group of business professionals, […]

Nashua Telegraph on Reaching Higher NH: “Group of difference-makers takes aim at the right issue”

Nashua Telegraph on Reaching Higher NH: “Group of difference-makers takes aim at the right issue”

The Nashua Telegraph makes the point that, although there are probably too many coalitions around already, Reaching Higher NH is welcome because it is made up of people who can make a real difference on an important issue.

Reaching Higher NH board members stress importance of supporting NH public schools in Union Leader

Reaching Higher NH board members stress importance of supporting NH public schools in Union Leader

Reaching Higher NH board members were featured in a Union Leader article stressing the importance of supporting New Hampshire’s public education system and advocating for the great work that our teachers and schools are doing:

Reaching Higher NH in Concord Monitor and Nashua Telegraph: Advocating for NH’s public schools, fostering innovation and confronting challenges

Reaching Higher NH in Concord Monitor and Nashua Telegraph: Advocating for NH’s public schools, fostering innovation and confronting challenges

In an oped the Concord Monitor titled “Our Turn: To improve education, reach higher,” the Nashua Telegraph featured as “Reaching Higher NH aims to meet school challenges,” and the New Hampshire Business Review titled, “Let’s champion our public schools: Reaching Higher NH will work to ensure the promise of our public schools […]