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Souhegan HS Teacher Jenny Deenik on PACE: Performance Assessment is a way for students to gain back some precious learning time

Souhegan HS Teacher Jenny Deenik on PACE: Performance Assessment is a way for students to gain back some precious learning time

Jenny Deenik, a biology teacher at Souhegan High School, reflects on her work with New Hampshire’s pilot Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program in an interview with Ed Week–and how integrated assessments have helped students feel more engaged, while providing teachers with real-time feedback on student performance.

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.

Webinar Recording: NH Education Funding A-Z

Webinar Recording: NH Education Funding A-Z

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 […]

Transform Your Passion into Action: Run for School Board

Transform Your Passion into Action: Run for School Board

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 […]

Governor Sununu declares January 22-28 New Hampshire School Choice Week, praises commissioner nominee Frank Edelblut

Governor Sununu declares January 22-28 New Hampshire School Choice Week, praises commissioner nominee Frank Edelblut

Governor Chris Sununu talked about his own experiences with school choice at a Manchester event after declaring this week School Choice Week, according to the Concord Monitor:

“Learning for a purpose is deeper and longer lasting,” says charter CEO Kim Carter

“Learning for a purpose is deeper and longer lasting,” says charter CEO Kim Carter

At Making Community Connections Charter Schools (MC2) in Manchester and Keene, students are put in the driver’s seat of their learning experience. In a piece authored by The Hetchinger Report, Kim Carter–former NH Teacher of the Year and MC2’s Chief Education Officer–explains how personalized learning motivates students and prepares them for […]

PACE Evaluations at Spaulding High School

Franklin and Northfield urge towns to collectively demand education funding overhaul

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. 

PSA: NH DOE hosting statewide forums on how to improve student learning

PSA: NH DOE hosting statewide forums on how to improve student learning

The New Hampshire Department of Education is hosting forums throughout the state on how to improve student learning, what our communities expect from the educational system, and how we can support our schools.

VIDEO: PACE is a “reminder of what really matters” in assessment and learning

VIDEO: PACE is a “reminder of what really matters” in assessment and learning

Spaulding High School in Rochester is in it’s third year of the Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program, which replaces some end-of-the-year standardized tests with rigorous, engaging, locally-developed performance assessments. Check out this video on how their school is doing with PACE and how it’s transformed their school, culture, […]

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

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  […]