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Concord teacher hopes to inspire kids to explore computer science as part of Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical

Christa McAuliffe School teacher Heather Droulet was awarded the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. As a part of the sabbatical, Droulet will get a year off with pay and extra money for materials to bring an idea to life. For her, its getting more girls […]

Commitment to 21st century skills at Sanborn Regional School District makes national news

Commitment to 21st century skills at Sanborn Regional School District makes national news

New Hampshire has recommended that schools make 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, creativity and self-direction part of the regular curriculum. Educators call them “work study practices” and many schools have woven them into their curricula. EdSurge looks closely at how the Sanborn Regional School District has done it.

Nashua middle schoolers build robots, holograms, and more as a part of pre-engineering program

Nashua middle schoolers build robots, holograms, and more as a part of pre-engineering program

Nashua is full of hackers, coders, and structural engineers. They’re working with 3D printers, developing sensors for robots, and developing new apps. But they’re not adults–they’re sixth and seventh graders at Elm Street Middle School, and the Nashua Telegraph featured a great piece on them.

Strategies to help anxious and defiant students

Strategies to help anxious and defiant students

Anxiety can be a massive roadblock for all types of learners. The moment anxiety hits and the body is flooded with cortisol, students’ brains shut down: many will experience self-defeating thoughts, lose their ability to be empathetic, and have poor self-regulation skills, according to behavioral analyst and special educator Jessica Minihan. How […]

Concord’s media literacy course is a lesson in questioning assumptions

Concord’s media literacy course is a lesson in questioning assumptions

Concord High School’s media literacy class students have one complaint: they can’t watch a movie or television show without analyzing it. That’s the goal, according to the school’s English department–to teach students to question the media they engage with and become more informed media consumers, according to the Concord Monitor. 

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NH High School Students get a ‘Running Start’ on their College Credits

Students at Portsmouth High School have the chance to earn college credit in fields like computer science right from their high school, according to Seacoast Online. The high school partnered with Great Bay Community College, and thanks to funding from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, students can earn up to […]

Sanborn students bring lessons to life in amazing MacBeth performance

Sanborn students bring lessons to life in amazing MacBeth performance

Sanborn Regional High School’s Drama Troupe isn’t only tackling one of the most popular and challenging dramas of all time, MacBeth: the students are setting it in modern-day Aleppo, Syria. They’ve taken charge of everything, from re-imaging the plot’s context, to costume and staging, right down to the Arabic writing […]

Londonderry Third Graders learning scientific measurement

Multi-age classrooms and competency in Pittsfield result in greater student community and achievement

Pittsfield Elementary School is using multi-age classrooms and competency to create more flexible, supportive learning environments for their students, reported The Concord Monitor. Within the first month, teachers report that their students love the new approach and feel more “valued and supported.”

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, […]

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

The “egg-drop” challenge is a classic science project–students use egg containers, straws, or other materials to build a case that doesn’t let an egg break if it’s dropped. But with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the classic is transformed into something more dynamic: students design a spacecraft capsule and construct […]