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Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Governor Chris Sununu told the House Education Committee that wherever he goes, communities talk about New Hampshire’s need for full-day kindergarten. Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer is no exception–here’s an excerpt from their editorial urging the House to pass the Governor’s kindergarten grant program:

Governor, mayor come out in support of full day kindergarten funding at hearing

Governor, mayor come out in support of full day kindergarten funding at hearing

Governor Sununu’s proposal to target full-day kindergarten funding is gaining steam in New Hampshire, reported NHPR. The House Education Committee held a public hearing on SB 191, the Senate bill that was amended to include his plan, on April 18. The Governor himself attended to testify in support of the bill. […]

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Amendments would give Commissioner some latitude, but would look at DOE structure in depth over the summer

The Concord Monitor reported on two amendments proposed by Senator David Watters (Dover), one of which creates a committee to study the structure of the Department of Education. Here’s an excerpt of the article:

Governor Sununu: Drew Cline is “a great resource” for State Board of Education

Governor Sununu: Drew Cline is “a great resource” for State Board of Education

Governor Chris Sununu has nominated former Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline to the State Board of Education, reported the Union Leader. Cline will replace longtime member and current chairman Tom Raffio, who has served on the board for 10 years. 

Governor Sununu replaces Chairman Tom Raffio on State Board of Education

Governor Sununu replaces Chairman Tom Raffio on State Board of Education

The Associated Press reported that Governor Chris Sununu has replaced State Board of Education chairman Tom Raffio this week. Raffio has served on the State Board of Education for 10 years. From the report:

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Commissioner Edelblut questions science standards on NHPR’s Morning Edition

On NHPR’s Morning Edition, Commissioner Frank Edelblut criticized the Next Generation Science Standards, on which the State Board of Education adopted last year. Here’s an excerpt of the interview.

Commissioner Edelblut on NHPR: “I’m an advocate for the education of all our students”

Commissioner Edelblut on NHPR: “I’m an advocate for the education of all our students”

Commissioner Frank Edelblut sat down for an interview with NHPR to discuss his passion for education and SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in New Hampshire. Read excerpt here:

Union Leader: Public hearing scheduled for amendment to restructure DOE amid “mounting pressure”

Union Leader: Public hearing scheduled for amendment to restructure DOE amid “mounting pressure”

The Union Leader reported on yesterday’s Senate Education Committee meeting yesterday, where they announced a public hearing on the amendment to restructure the Department of Education:

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Senator David Watters to propose alternative to restructuring Department of Education

According to the Union Leader, Senator David Watters (Dover) plans to introduce an amendment that would potentially create a study committee to reorganize the Department of Education. Senator Watters’ amendment would replace the amendment proposed by Senator John Reagan (Deerfield) last week, which would have given Commissioner Frank Edelblut substantially […]

Study finds performance assessments show gains for students with disabilities

Study finds performance assessments show gains for students with disabilities

The Concord Monitor ran a piece on UNH researcher Carla Evans’s findings on PACE. She found promising results for students with disabilities. Here’s an excerpt: