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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  […]

Sanborn High School

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 […]

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:

PACE Evaluations at Spaulding High School

SAT scores are in: NH juniors are better prepared, but there’s still work to do

According to the Union Leader, 90% of New Hampshire juniors took the SAT last year, which replaced the Smarter Balanced assessment. Of those students, 67% met the proficiency benchmark for English language arts, and 41% met the benchmark for math. 

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

Don’t jump in yet: kindergartners who share, collaborate have better life outcomes, study suggests

From working together, to resolving problems on the playground, early childhood programs like kindergarten and preschool help kids develop their social and emotional skills at a young age. But a new study from the American Journal of Public Health suggested that these social-emotional skills have long-lasting effects on adulthood–including employment […]

Nashua doubles down on competency grading

Nashua doubles down on competency grading

Nashua’s Board of Education voted to officially endorse the competency-based grading system their teachers have been working on for several years, according to The Nashua Telegraph. 

Students use pre-Calculus to complete a performance assessment

Disaster relief mission makes math relevant for this pre-Calculus class

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: 

Are school-business partnerships the answer to addressing the skills gap?

Are school-business partnerships the answer to addressing the skills gap?

New Hampshire businesses, especially manufacturing-based companies like GE Aviation in Hooksett, are coming out to emphasize the state’s labor shortage, according to The Boston Globe. Today’s manufacturing jobs are increasingly technical and require different sets of skills than decades ago. In response, New Hampshire’s schools are working with industry to […]

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

Teachers need to lead the change in our schools

As New Hampshire schools rise to the challenge of preparing students for 21st century life in an ever changing economy, supporting our teachers is more critical now than ever before. While integrating technology into the classroom can help prepare students for a tech-centric world, it isn’t enough–teacher leadership is an important part […]

NH Schools are Developing 21st-Century Critical Thinkers

NH Schools are Developing 21st-Century Critical Thinkers

The path our children take in the 21st century, whether it’s career, college, or civic life, requires a greater ability to think critically, collaborate with others, and communicate effectively. That’s why our classrooms are thinking differently about learning to help students become 21st century critical thinkers.