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Lawmakers: Teaching civics is a civic duty

Last week, the House Education Committee had a public hearing on SB 43, a bill that would require high schoolers to take a half-credit course dedicated to civics as a graduation requirement. Senator Lou D’Allesandro, the bill’s sponsor, was there to defend it, according to the Concord Monitor:

EC to debate Commissioner Edelblut’s Croydon donation before voting on 4-year appointment

EC to debate Commissioner Edelblut’s Croydon donation before voting on 4-year appointment

Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s undisclosed, $1,000 donation to the Croydon School Board’s legal fund will be a central topic at the next Executive Council meeting, reported NH1 News. That’s when the Council is expected to vote on his 4-year appointment. 

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.

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Letter: A little sunshine on Concord kindergarten

Concord resident Betty Hoadley submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor: 

Valley News: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Donated to Croydon School Board’s Legal Defense

Valley News: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Donated to Croydon School Board’s Legal Defense

The Valley News reported that Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut donated $1,000 to the Croydon School Board’s legal defense fund several months ago. Read the full story here:

Pittsfield resident: Time for school lawsuit

Pittsfield resident: Time for school lawsuit

Pittsfield resident Christopher Cheney submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor, regarding concerns over education funding:

NH best in nation for K-12, according to U.S. News’ “Best States” rankings

NH best in nation for K-12, according to U.S. News’ “Best States” rankings

New Hampshire is a great place to live. Number two overall, actually, according to US News and World Report’s “Best States” rankings. But where New Hampshire shines is in it’s education system–the Granite State is the best in the nation, according to measures of college readiness, math and reading scores, and high […]

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New Hampshire

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New Hampshire

The Senate was busy last week, voting on almost ten education-related bills. The chamber passed the “Croydon bill” and SB 193, a bill that creates education freedom savings accounts. Neither have received a lot of attention, but can dramatically change how public education works in New Hampshire. Both bills allow […]

UNH awarded $200k to train and support K-3 math teachers in NH

UNH awarded $200k to train and support K-3 math teachers in NH

National network 100Kin10 awarded a $200,000 grant to the University of New Hampshire to promote excellence in STEM education in the early elementary school years, according to a press release in UNH Today. The project will include online coursework, a yearly summit, and on-site coaching for kindergarten through third grade math […]

Mark Shriver: Working together toward full-day kindergarten

Mark Shriver: Working together toward full-day kindergarten

Save the Children Action Network’s president, Mark Shriver, supported Governor Sununu’s commitment to funding full-day kindergarten programs in a letter to the Union Leader: