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Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

Most towns have had their town meeting day last week. If you ran for a local position, we appreciate your dedication! Win or lose, it’s important to make your voice heard. We’re tracking local results on issues like full-day kindergarten and school building aid, so stay tuned.

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.

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

The Concord Monitor published an editorial about a school voucher bill that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. SB 193 will be the most expansive voucher bill in the country and could cost the state about $60 million or more its first year. What do you think about this type of voucher program? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Weekly Legislative Update: Marathon voting session, town meeting day, and budget hearings

Weekly Legislative Update: Marathon voting session, town meeting day, and budget hearings

Last week, the House had a two-day marathon voting session where they voted on almost 20 bills. Among those passed, an amended version of HB 620. In it’s original language, HB 620 could have removed many of the rights and protections that the state has for special education students and their families. However, […]

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

Competency-based learning could hold the key to helping students succeed by using their strengths to show what they know.

Webinar Recording: NH Education Funding A-Z

Webinar Recording: NH Education Funding A-Z

Education is one of the largest line items in the New Hampshire state budget. It’s often a large line item in local town budgets as well. Getting a thorough understanding of how funding works is important for all citizens — especially during budget and local election season. Check out the webinar […]

HB 620 and its impact on special education services in New Hampshire

HB 620 and its impact on special education services in New Hampshire

On Thursday, March 8th, or Friday, March 9, New Hampshire’s House of Representatives will vote on a bill that could swiftly and negatively impact New Hampshire’s children, especially those receiving special education services. 

Strategies to help anxious and defiant students

Strategies to help anxious and defiant students

Anxiety can be a massive roadblock for all types of learners. The moment anxiety hits and the body is flooded with cortisol, students’ brains shut down: many will experience self-defeating thoughts, lose their ability to be empathetic, and have poor self-regulation skills, according to behavioral analyst and special educator Jessica Minihan. How […]

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 […]