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NH Legislator outlines plan to increase high school graduation and college attendance rates in 2016 session

NH Legislator outlines plan to increase high school graduation and college attendance rates in 2016 session

Rep. Wayne Burton (D-Durham), in a Concord Monitor opinion piece, outlined the importance of higher education and his plan to achieve the new statewide goal to have 65% of Granite Staters will hold a post-secondary credential or degree by 2025. 

Recent Pre-K studies show again: quality is everything

Recent Pre-K studies show again: quality is everything

Tennessee recently released the results of two studies on their Pre-K programs, finding that any gains made by children evaporated by third grade. But other programs–including Boston-based programs–find substantial, lasting gains in reading and math scores, begging the question: why is Tennessee different?

How states can help districts implement student-centered learning models in their schools

How states can help districts implement student-centered learning models in their schools

Legislators and school board members can help districts that want to follow in the footsteps of New Hampshire’s innovative schools, like Pittsfield Middle High School–which incorporates a student centered learning model–achieve their personalized learning goals.

Concord Monitor: New Hampshire failing students with inadequate education funding

Concord Monitor: New Hampshire failing students with inadequate education funding

The Concord Monitor questions whether $4,200/year is enough to provide even an “adequate” education.

The impact of investing in early childhood development

The impact of investing in early childhood development

It’s not really debatable It’s been clear for years: early childhood development pays off big.

‘Thank God for New Hampshire’  – EdWeek about the PACE locally managed assessment program

‘Thank God for New Hampshire’ – EdWeek about the PACE locally managed assessment program

Here is New Hampshire, it’s easy to lose perspective on how important the PACE pilot program is.  Years in preparation, it is the nation’s first step beyond standardized testing.  The four participating districts – Sanborn, Rochester, Epping and Souhegan – are doing hard creative work that will clear the way for other […]

NH Deputy Education Commissioner Paul Leather testifies in Washington on how to move on from the bubble test

NH Deputy Education Commissioner Paul Leather testifies in Washington on how to move on from the bubble test

One of the biggest debates in American public education is over the annual standardized tests the 13 year-old No Child Left Behind requires of states.  New Hampshire is seen as a national leader in developing credible alternatives to over-testing in our schools. Last week, New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Education […]