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Facebook CEO’s focusing philanthropic efforts on unlocking human potential through personalized learning

Facebook CEO’s focusing philanthropic efforts on unlocking human potential through personalized learning

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla are focusing their philanthropic efforts on personalized learning and supporting schools and teachers that incorporate innovative learning approaches, helping students unlock their full potential.

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, […]

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 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 […]

Recent Pre-K studies show again: quality is everything

Recent Pre-K studies show again: quality is everything

Tennessee recently released the results of two studies on their Pre-K programs, finding that any gains made by children evaporated by third grade. But other programs–including Boston-based programs–find substantial, lasting gains in reading and math scores, begging the question: why is Tennessee different?

Huffington Post features “Smart Parents” blog to help parents advocate for student centered learning models

Huffington Post features “Smart Parents” blog to help parents advocate for student centered learning models

The Huffington Post, in partnership with the Nellie Mae Foundation, is launching a new blog called “Smart Parents,” featuring articles and stories about innovative  

More NH graduates meet ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks

More NH graduates meet ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks

The results are in, and more New Hampshire students are meeting the ACT’s College and Career Ready Benchmarks than in the past five years. 

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A new poll says that parents don’t like standardized tests, but the story is more nuanced than that

Sixty-seven percent of public school parents felt that there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in a recent poll released by Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup, reported The Washington Post. But that’s only half the story.