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Personalized learning works! New research shows that student-centered approaches lead to higher math and reading scores

Personalized learning works! New research shows that student-centered approaches lead to higher math and reading scores

Results from a study performed by the RAND Corporation find that personalized learning practices like project-based learning have positive and lasting effects on students’ reading and math performance.

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Jack Heath hosts board co-chairs Alan Reische and Tom Rath on NH Today radio show

Board co-chairs Alan Reische and Tom Rath were on the WGIR’s NH Today Show with Jack Heath this morning (here’s the link) talking about the importance of New Hampshire’s public schools and the purpose of Reaching Higher NH. Here are a few highlights: Alan Reische, attorney with Sheehan Phinney Bass […]

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The Eagle-Tribune: Reaching Higher NH, “A ‘supergroup’ that’s looking out for the good of the kids”

In a long piece, thoroughly reported by Doug Ireland, the Eagle Tribune featured the Reaching Higher NH announcement today.  Here are some of the highlights: You could call it a “supergroup” of sorts. But this isn’t a conglomerate of well-known musicians producing an album. It’s a high-powered group of business professionals, […]

“Teachers, attorneys, business leaders launch education group”–Washington Times/AP

“Teachers, attorneys, business leaders launch education group”–Washington Times/AP

The Washington Times featured an Associated Press piece highlighting the bipartisan nature of Reaching Higher: CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A non-partisan group of political, business and education leaders hope to have a say in guiding the state’s education policy through a new non-profit. Reaching Higher New Hampshire is a newly […]

Nashua Telegraph on Reaching Higher NH: “Group of difference-makers takes aim at the right issue”

Nashua Telegraph on Reaching Higher NH: “Group of difference-makers takes aim at the right issue”

The Nashua Telegraph makes the point that, although there are probably too many coalitions around already, Reaching Higher NH is welcome because it is made up of people who can make a real difference on an important issue.

Reaching Higher NH board members stress importance of supporting NH public schools in Union Leader

Reaching Higher NH board members stress importance of supporting NH public schools in Union Leader

Reaching Higher NH board members were featured in a Union Leader article stressing the importance of supporting New Hampshire’s public education system and advocating for the great work that our teachers and schools are doing:

Reaching Higher NH in Concord Monitor and Nashua Telegraph: Advocating for NH’s public schools, fostering innovation and confronting challenges

Reaching Higher NH in Concord Monitor and Nashua Telegraph: Advocating for NH’s public schools, fostering innovation and confronting challenges

In an oped the Concord Monitor titled “Our Turn: To improve education, reach higher,” the Nashua Telegraph featured as “Reaching Higher NH aims to meet school challenges,” and the New Hampshire Business Review titled, “Let’s champion our public schools: Reaching Higher NH will work to ensure the promise of our public schools […]

Reaching Higher NH: Coalition of Political Leaders, Business Owners and Educators Come Together to Support and Sustain Public Education in NH

Reaching Higher NH: Coalition of Political Leaders, Business Owners and Educators Come Together to Support and Sustain Public Education in NH

Reaching Higher NH released the following press announcement today: The Board of Directors of Reaching Higher NH is excited to announce the formation of a new, bipartisan education policy resource for legislators, parents, teachers, and communities in the following press release:

Reaching Higher NH featured in WMUR’s Primary Source!

Reaching Higher NH featured in WMUR’s Primary Source!

Reaching Higher NH’s launch has been featured on WMUR’s Primary Source, which covers breaking political news in New Hampshire. We are excited to formally announce the bipartisan coalition of parents, teachers, businesses, and communities to the Granite State! REACHING HIGHER NEW HAMPSHIRE. A new bipartisan effort grassroots effort to “support, […]

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.