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UNH physicist: “Edelblut fundamentally misunderstands how to train scientists” | MyTurn Concord Monitor

UNH physicist David Mattingly explains why practicing science, as the NGSS requires, is the best way to learn the material and become a problem solver.

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Concord teacher hopes to inspire kids to explore computer science as part of Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical

Christa McAuliffe School teacher Heather Droulet was awarded the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. As a part of the sabbatical, Droulet will get a year off with pay and extra money for materials to bring an idea to life. For her, its getting more girls […]

Governor signs bill requiring 2 week notification before teaching sex ed in schools

Governor signs bill requiring 2 week notification before teaching sex ed in schools

NHPR reported that Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 103 into law, which requires school districts to provide at least two weeks’ notice to parents before teaching anything involving human sexuality or sexual education. Here’s an excerpt:

Londonderry Middle school science

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.

“No science standards review” says State Board in clear and unambiguous resolution

“No science standards review” says State Board in clear and unambiguous resolution

At its April 6, 2017 meeting, the State Board of Education directed the department not to undertake a review of the New Hampshire College and Career Ready Science Standards. Here are the board discussions and the final resolution, passed unanimously by the board.

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

Achievement gap study: PACE special education students do as well as other students in 8th grade math

UNH doctoral candidate Carla Evans looks at whether competency education improves academic achievement for special education students. She finds dramatic results: PACE students with IEPs do about as well in 8th grade math as those without IEPs.

Concord Monitor: State board, Edelblut clash on science standards

Concord Monitor: State board, Edelblut clash on science standards

The Concord Monitor gives says that, although commissioner Edelblut testified that he was “the implementation guy,” he wanted to review the science standards without SBOE authority. The board stated clearly that there would be no review.

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.