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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.

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.

Souhegan HS Teacher Jenny Deenik on PACE: Performance Assessment is a way for students to gain back some precious learning time

Souhegan HS Teacher Jenny Deenik on PACE: Performance Assessment is a way for students to gain back some precious learning time

Jenny Deenik, a biology teacher at Souhegan High School, reflects on her work with New Hampshire’s pilot Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program in an interview with Ed Week–and how integrated assessments have helped students feel more engaged, while providing teachers with real-time feedback on student performance.

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.

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 Science Teachers’ Association Spring Meeting: April 1 at Pinkerton Academy

NH Science Teachers’ Association Spring Meeting: April 1 at Pinkerton Academy

The New Hampshire Science Teachers’ Association is hosting their annual Spring Conference on Saturday, April 1 at Pinkerton Academy. The Early Bird registration deadline for this event is March 1!

UNH awarded $200k to train and support K-3 math teachers in NH

UNH awarded $200k to train and support K-3 math teachers in NH

National network 100Kin10 awarded a $200,000 grant to the University of New Hampshire to promote excellence in STEM education in the early elementary school years, according to a press release in UNH Today. The project will include online coursework, a yearly summit, and on-site coaching for kindergarten through third grade math […]

Senators Watters and Kahn: Education initiatives will strengthen communities, boost employment

Senators Watters and Kahn: Education initiatives will strengthen communities, boost employment

Senators David Watters (District 4) and Jay Kahn (District 10) have sponsored a number of education-related bills, including funding full-day kindergarten, restoring funding for school building aid, and increasing funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE). Together, they submitted a column to the Concord Monitor outlining the initiatives as a […]

School Counselor Anne Burke with award-winners Laurel Auth and Katherine McCann, courtesy of The Amherst Patch

Souhegan students recognized as strong, resilient, and a “model for others”

Souhegan High School students Laurel Auth and Katherine McCann were honored at a reception by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions earlier this month, according to The Amherst Patch.