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Closing Pittsfield’s high school would devastate community, say residents

Closing Pittsfield’s high school would devastate community, say residents

Over 75 people attended Pittsfield school board meeting on Thursday to voice their support for the high school, reported the Concord Monitor. The meeting followed a decision by the town’s select committee to explore whether to close the school and send students to a different district: “Don’t the people in town […]

Select board considers closing Pittsfield’s high school

Select board considers closing Pittsfield’s high school

Pittsfield select board is considering closing the district’s high school, which has undergone a complete transformation and is a national model for student-centered learning.

Londonderry South School students working together

NH a nationwide model for innovative assessment with PACE

New Hampshire’s PACE program is getting a lot of attention from other states hoping to move away from standardized testing.

New study explores student tech and engineering literacy

New study explores student tech and engineering literacy

“We live in a world of rapid technological change, and our nation’s continued prosperity rests on how we can use technology to innovate.”

STEAM Ahead puts project-based learning to work

STEAM Ahead puts project-based learning to work

“The freedom of choosing projects based on my learning style allowed me to learn more about myself as well as the subjects.”

Competency quickly becoming the standard in college admissions and hiring

Competency quickly becoming the standard in college admissions and hiring

Admissions offices and businesses agree: competency-based learning captures “the essence of education,” writes Campus News.

Emotional engagement is essential to learning

Emotional engagement is essential to learning

“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about.”

Merrimack parent: participation in assessments is essential

Merrimack parent: participation in assessments is essential

Merrimack parent Bonnie Dunham emphasized the importance of student participation in annual assessments in an opinion piece for the Concord Monitor: The statewide assessments are the only regularly conducted monitoring activity that lets schools know whether they are meeting the needs of children with disabilities and children in the other […]

How can we give our students the skills they need to succeed in life, careers, and college?

How can we give our students the skills they need to succeed in life, careers, and college?

Graduation rates are at an all time high, that doesn’t mean that more kids are prepared for life after graduation, writes Nellie Mae President and CEO Nick Donohue for NPR affiliate WBUR.

NC recognizes importance of pre-K in providing quality public education

NC recognizes importance of pre-K in providing quality public education

North Carolina is one of the few states that offers free, high-quality pre-kindergarten to its most vulnerable children, reported NPR affiliate WFAE.