ED Beat NH tracks important changes in NH education policy as we transition to new leadership at the NH Department of Education and the State Board. Full coverage of related news is captured below and our interactive timeline puts the highlights in context!

 

Home-schooler oversight snags school choice bill

The statewide voucher bill, SB 193, would require home-schoolers who are enrolled in the program to take an approved annual assessment and report it...

School Officials Eye Voucher Bill

School administrators in the Upper Valley have mixed reactions on the impact that the proposed voucher bill, SB 193, would have on their districts,...

Risking it all for choice

The Laconia Daily Sun featured Reaching Higher NH's analysis of SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program, and reactions from...

Reaching Higher NH & Bartlett Center release reports on school choice bill

The Associated Press highlighted Reaching Higher NH's policy analysis of SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program in New Hampshire,...

Reaching Higher NH Analysis on SB 193 finds Disproportionate Impact on Cities and Property-Poor...

Reaching Higher NH held a public information session this morning to present their analysis of SB 193, a bill that would create a statewide...

Fall Mountain school budget aims to meet student needs despite reduced state funding

With its next budget, the Fall Mountain School Board is working to create a budget that balances student needs, proactive interventions, and a long-term...

Wilton-Lyndeborough School Board discusses voucher bill

The Wilton-Lyndeborough School Board members voiced their concerns with SB 193, the statewide voucher bill that is moving through the State Legislature. According to...

Event Announcement: Public Information Session on Statewide Voucher Bill

Reaching Higher New Hampshire Presents Public Information Session on SB 193: Breaking Down the Bill and its Potential Financial Impacts Wednesday, December 6th 9:00-10:00 a.m. Sulloway &...

Manchester at high risk for losses of state funding & increased taxes under statewide...

According to Manchester Ink Link, the Manchester School District could face substantial losses in state aid if SB 193, the bill that would create...

Most students in Laconia would qualify for vouchers

The Laconia Daily Sun featured a thorough piece on reactions from several different stakeholders in the passage of SB 193. The bill would create...

Governor Sununu applauds House Education Committee’s recommendation to pass voucher bill

Governor Sununu released a statement on Tuesday following the House Education Committee's recommendation to pass SB 193, the bill that would create a voucher...

School choice bill clears key committee in 10-9 vote

The Union Leader reported on the House Education Committee's recommendation to pass SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program through...
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Heavily amended school choice bill clears N.H. House committee

The Concord Monitor published a thorough rundown of the House Education Committee's debate and recommendation to pass SB 193, the bill that would create...

House Education Committee Recommends School Choice Bill

The Associated Press reported on the House Education Committee's recommendation to pass SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program through...

Bill to allow taxpayer dollars to pay for private tuition OK’d by committee

WMUR reported on the House Educationn Committee's recommendation to pass SB 193, the bill that would create a voucher program in New Hampshire through...

Union Leader: Ed Savings Accounts are a better choice

The Union Leader Editorial Board supported SB 193 in a recent editorial: Education is not a one-size-fits-all product. The classroom in which one student excels...

Laconia Superintendent: SB 193 would divert funds from public schools

Laconia educators oppose SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher system by authorizing "Education Freedom Savings Accounts," according to a report...

Portsmouth Herald: Don’t hurt public schools to fund private education vouchers 

The Portsmouth Herald Editorial Board pointed out several remaining complications of SB 193, the universal voucher bill, highlighting Reaching Higher NH's analysis: Today the New...

State Board member: Voucher bill, SB 193, part of a larger attack on public...

In a letter to the Portsmouth Herald, State Board of Education member Bill Duncan rallied against the universal voucher bill up for a vote today...

Analysis finds that new provisions in voucher bill could complicate implementation

Today Reaching Higher New Hampshire released an analysis of the latest version of SB 193, as put forth by members of the House Education...

Key House committee delays vote on school choice bill, citing last-minute amendments

The House Education Committee delayed the vote on SB 193, the universal voucher bill, on November 8. From the Union Leader: Despite an aggressive push...
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Lawmakers Postpone Key Vote on Sweeping School Choice Bill

NHPR reported that the House Education Committee has postponed its vote on SB 193, the universal voucher bill, and will take it up at...

Sununu pushes tighter limits on ESA eligibility in school choice bill

Representatives will be introducing an amendment to SB 193, the universal voucher bill, that tightens eligibility for the program, according to the Concord Monitor: Gov. Chris...

Sununu Urges Lawmakers to Support Sweeping School Choice Bill

Governor Sununu urged the House Education Committee to support SB 193, the universal voucher bill, at Wednesday's Executive Session, according to NHPR: A controversial school choice...

SB 193: Analysis of Potential Impact on Tax Rates in Rural New Hampshire

On November 8, the House Education Committee will vote on SB 193, a bill to establish an education freedom savings account program (hereafter, we...

Advocates: Education aid bill would drain money from public schools

The Union Leader highlighted Reaching Higher NH's analysis of the universal voucher bill, SB 193, and the bill's effect on local budgets: Opponents of the...

Lots of public input as committee members decide whether to support voucher bill

The House Education Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would establish a universal voucher program through Education Freedom Savings Accounts on...

Proposed voucher bill could cost districts millions in state funding

On November 8, the House Education Committee will vote on SB 193, a bill to establish an education freedom savings account program (hereafter, we...

Education dollars: $3m in jeopardy after audit

New Hampshire may have to repay more than $3 million to the federal government, reported the Union Leader. An audit found that the state...

Beech Street principal to be sworn in as state Deputy Commissioner of Education

Christine Brennan, the principal of Beech Street Elementary School in Manchester, will be sworn in as New Hampshire's deputy commissioner of education, reported Manchester...

Keene Sentinel: Don’t let state lawmakers turn tax money into subsidies for private schools

The Keene Sentinel published an editorial on SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher system through education freedom savings accounts. Here's...

Would a proposed school choice proposal be constitutional in NH?

As legislators continue to work on Senate Bill 193, which creates a voucher system through educational freedom savings accounts in New Hampshire, questions remain...

Institute of Justice Attorney: Using state-funded vouchers at religious schools would be constitutional

Tim Keller, an attorney for the libertarian group Institute of Justice, wrote in the Union Leader that SB 193, which creates a statewide voucher system...

Audit Raises Concerns About Education Funding Oversight

A federal fiscal audit has found that New Hampshire needs improvement in five areas, reported the Associated Press: The U.S. Department of Education reviewed 19...

House Subcommittee Proposes Revised Voucher Bill

The House subcommittee that is working on SB 193, proposed legislation to create “Education Freedom Savings Accounts,” met on Thursday (9/21) to reintroduce a...

NH floats ambitious education plan to secure federal dollars

New Hampshire's Department of Education has been working on the state plan to comply with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds...

Accountability concerns arise over education savings account bill

According to the Concord Monitor, the subcommittee that is studying SB 193, the universal voucher bill that establishes "educational freedom savings accounts" in New...

Governor Sununu: Building a 21st century education system

Governor Chris Sununu underscored the importance of early childhood education and a 21st century education system in an article for Seacoast Online over the...

Policy Brief: SB 8 & Implications for NH Public Education

Senate Bill (SB) 8 was signed into law by Governor Sununu on June 29th, 2017 with an effective date of August 28, 2017. SB 8,...

UL: Councilors feign outrage

The Union Leader featured this editorial in response to a letter from Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky (District 2) and Chris Pappas (District 4): Why are...

Another View — Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas: Edelblut can do politics, or his...

This letter by Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky (District 2) and Chris Pappas (District 4) about Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut was featured in the Union...

Brentwood resident: Education commissioner’s plan lacks substance, research

Brentwood resident Jon Morgan wrote an oped in Seacoast Online about Commissioner Frank Edelblut's meeting with Exeter parents and grandparents about the future of...

Keno-garten could help communities like Milford offer full-day kindergarten

Milford canceled its plans to offer a full-day kindergarten program this fall, which would have cost parents $510 per month, due to low enrollment...

20 Years Later: Supreme Court Decision on Ed Funding and its Impact on NH

New Hampshire Magazine explored the Supreme Court's nearly 20-year old decision on education funding and what it's meant for New Hampshire schools. Here's an...

N.H. Won’t Overhaul the Common Core. Its Schools Chief Still Wants To.

At the State Board of Education meeting in July, the Board voted to affirm their support of the current state standards. Commissioner Edelblut said...

State Board affirms support for state standards, but DOE will proceed with informal review

Following up on what has been several months of public comment and debate, the State Board of Education will not be opening a formal...

Another View: The ABC’s of passing SB 191

Senator David Watters, the prime sponsor of SB 191, submitted a piece to Foster's Daily Democrat about his bill to fund full-day kindergarten. Though...

Betting that Keno funding will live up to expectations

This session, lawmakers voted to provide additional funding for full-day kindergarten programs, but the amount will be determined by how much money is brought...

Sununu Signs Off On Croydon Bill

Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 8, known as the "Croydon bill," at the Croydon Village School in Newport on Thursday, according to the Valley...

Croydon: Tiny N.H. town forever synonymous with school choice

Since 2012, the town of Croydon has been battling over school choice, and it has become the face of the statewide debate, according to...

Conway Board Declines Charter Lease Revisit, Members Say Commissioner “Overstepped” Bounds

The Conway School Board voted down a proposition to rent vacant school building space to Robert Frost Charter School despite calls from Commissioner Frank...

State House Dome: Education funding solutions redux

Sunday's edition of the State House Dome in the Union Leader featured the education funding formula and the study released by the NH Center...

Report finds disparity in state education funding persists 20 years after Claremont decision

Disparities in education are getting worse, according to a study done by the NH Center for Public Policy Studies. Here's an excerpt from the Keene...

Editorial: The same old education funding story

The Concord Monitor published an editorial in their Sunday edition about the state's education funding formula. Here's an excerpt: Start with the determination, in a state...

What’s in the state’s ESSA plan?

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have more flexibility in reporting, goal setting, and identifying struggling schools, reported the Concord Monitor....

Education mandate bill dies in the Senate

A bill that would have limited the State Board of Education's rulemaking authority died in the Senate on Thursday, reported the Concord Monitor. According to...

Editorial: Never-ending school funding battles

The Union Leader Editorial Board ran an editorial on the Supreme Court's decision in the Claremont case and its impact on state funding of education: ...Every...

N.H. Legislature Approves Kindergarten Funding, Keno

The House and Senate approved additional funding for full-day kindergarten through revenues generated by the online lottery game Keno, reported The Valley News: Under the bill...

How taxes rise while enrollment drops in N.H. school districts like Merrimack Valley

The Concord Monitor reported on a pattern that's happening in many districts across New Hampshire--rising costs for education, despite declining enrollments.  Part of it, said...

Edelblut to form education finance committee

Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut announced that the Department of Education will form an education finance committee, reported the Concord Monitor. The committee will study the...

CM Editorial: Kindergarten and keno don’t mix

The Concord Monitor Editorial Board featured this piece on the "Keno-garten" bill, which would provide additional funding for full-day kindergarten programs with revenue generated...

Our Turn: The Republican gamble with our kids’ futures

Senators David Watters (District 4) and Dan Feltes (District 15) and Executive Councilor Andru Volinksy submitted this piece to the Concord Monitor on SB...

Disability advocates raise alarm about rulemaking bill

A bill restricting the rulemaking authority of the State Board of Education could result in lower standards for students needing special education services, according...

Dave Solomon’s State House Dome: Democrats holding all the cards for ‘Keno-garten’ bill

The fate of "Keno-garten" at its full House and Senate vote on Thursday is unclear, according to the Union Leader's State House Dome. At...

Capital Beat: Lawmakers gamble on budget with kindergarten funding plan

"Keno-garten," the plan to provide more funding for full-day kindergarten programs through revenues from the newly authorized online lottery game, Keno, was at the...

Volinksy: Keno-garten funding bill unconstitutional under Claremont ruling

SB 191, which ties additional full-day kindergarten funding to the revenues from the newly authorized online lottery game Keno, is receiving some criticism, reported WMUR....

Another View — Terri Forsten: Don’t divert resources that should boost education for all

Concord Superintendent Terri Forsten responded to a recent opinion piece in the Union Leader that touted SB 193, the bill that creates education freedom...

Kindergarten bill creates Dover budget shortfall

The Dover School District could be facing a budget shortfall after counting on the passage of the original version of a Senate bill, reported...

Weekly Legislative Update: Keno-garten, restrictions on rulemaking, and legislative approval of academic standards up...

Over the past week, the hot topics in Concord have been the state budget and lawmakers' work in the Committees of Conference to strike...

Lawmakers strike deal to add full-day kindergarten funded by Keno

The Union Leader reported on lawmakers' deal to increase funding for full-day kindergarten programs by legalizing the online lottery game Keno. Here's an excerpt: Democrats...

Keno-garten bill finalized, but without bipartisan support

According to NHPR, the agreement reached by a committee of House and Senate members to tie kindergarten funding to the online lottery game Keno...

Kindergarten funding decision delayed until Thursday

According to the Concord Monitor, the House and Senate are working on a compromise for SB 191, funding full-day kindergarten. The Committee of Conference...

Sununu presses Trump officials for continued funding of NH programs

Governor Chris Sununu met with Trump Administration officials earlier in the week, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, according to the Union Leader. During his...

Gov. Sununu addresses education concerns during DC trip

At a meeting in Washington, DC, Governor Chris Sununu met with Federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. There, he talked about charter schools and workforce...

Raising questions about the funding formula

Steve Norton and Greg Bird, from the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, questioned the state's education funding formula in Business New Hampshire...

Trading Kindergarten for Votes: UL Editorial Board

The Union Leader Editorial Board featured an editorial on the budget negotiations, including debates over funding for full-day kindergarten. Here's an excerpt: Legislative leadership should use...

PODCAST: Breaking down NH’s draft plan for the ESSA with the DOE and Center...

At the end of May, the New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) published its draft plan to comply with federal requirements under the Every...

State Board of Education Weighs Review of Math and English Standards

The State Board of Education is considering whether to review and revise the state's College and Career Ready standards in Math and English Language...

Rep. Tamara Le: SB 8 is fundamentally flawed and unconstitutional

Representative Tamara Le (Rock-31), a member of the House Education Committee, submitted this piece to Seacoast Online about Senate Bill 8, also known as...

State Board of Education seeking public comment on state standards at June 8 meeting

We would like to remind the public that the New Hampshire State Board of Education is seeking public input on whether to revise the...

Commissioner Edelblut visits Berlin schools

Commissioner Frank Edelblut visited Berlin and Colebrook as part of his statewide tour on Wednesday, reported the Berlin Daily Sun. The meeting gave North...

Kate Baker: A scholarship offers hope and a new path

Children's Scholarship Fund Executive Director Kate Baker wrote a piece for the Union Leader about the Fund. Here's an excerpt: In a recent Children's Scholarship...

State budget increases charter & CTE funding, kills amendment to halt cuts to education...

The Senate approved a $11.8 billion, two-year budget on Thursday, reported the Union Leader. Included in the budget were increases in charter school funding, career...

N.H. schools warn proposed Medicaid cuts could hurt local budgets

Proposed cuts to the Medicaid program under the federal health care bill, now making its way through the U.S. Senate, could mean $8.7 billion...

Full-day kindergarten a good investment

The Seacoast Online Editorial Board featured a piece supporting full-day kindergarten funding in their Sunday edition. It “has true educational value and deserves the...

What should we consider when reviewing our state standards?

The State Board of Education is considering whether to review the state’s academic standards for math and English Language Arts. They’re seeking public comment...

A Primer on New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Standards & Review Process

At its last meeting on May 11, the New Hampshire State Board of Education (SBOE) discussed and heard public input on a proposal from...

State Board of Education Seeking Public Input on State Math and English Standards

The State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the state's Math and English Language Arts standards at their upcoming meeting on June...

NH Dept. of Ed unveils draft plan to comply with new federal education law

The New Hampshire Department of Education released its draft plan to comply with the federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), according to...

Senate Finance removes full-day kindergarten funding from budget, increases charter funding and funds DOE...

The Senate Finance Committee voted 4-2 to remove full-day kindergarten funding from the budget on Wednesday, according to the Concord Monitor. In addition, the...

Reaching Higher updates Nashua residents on statewide initiatives

Dan Vallone, Reaching Higher NH's Director of Engagement, provided Nashua residents with an overview of this legislative session's education initiatives, reported the Union Leader....

House Education Committee recommends passing amended “Croydon bill”

The House Education Committee recommended passing SB 8, the "Croydon bill," as amended, by a vote of 13-6.  “This is Frank’s bill,” House Education...

Letter: Full-day kindergarten is an investment in the future

In a letter to the Concord Monitor, Newport resident Jaclyn Goddette writes that early childhood education programs, like full-day kindergarten, are one way to help...

State board ‘implored’ to leave math, ELA standards alone | Concord Monitor

The State Board of Education's (SBOE) meeting on May 11, featured a lengthy debate about whether the Board should begin a process to review...

At State Board Meeting, Outpouring from Public in Support of State Standards and Public...

The State Board of Education meeting room was filled to capacity on May 11, as were the hallways outside, with parents, students, teachers, and...

Edelblut champions STEM and CTE

NHPR reported yesterday that DOE Commissioner, Frank Edelblut is requesting funding to support centers for Career Technical Education (CTE), expand internet service to schools...

Tom Raffio reflects on State Board of Ed’s last ten years

Tom Raffio, outgoing State Board of Education chair, penned a farewell op-ed in the Concord Monitor yesterday. He outlined the work the board has...

School choice solution proves elusive for Croydon

Dave Solomon gave an update on the legislative battle over school choice in the latest edition of the Union Leader's State House Dome. One of...

Sununu taps Cline to chair Board of Education

Drew Cline, who edited the Union Leader editorial page for 15 years until 2015 will become the next chair of the New Hampshire Board of Education.

Executive Council unanimously confirms Cline to Board of Education

Confirmed by a unanimous vote, former Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline was appointed to the New Hampshire Board of Education yesterday and immediately selected by Governor Sununu to serve as Chair. Executive Councilor Chris Pappas said, “He pledged to bring balance and be a check and balance on the Department of Education and the commissioner if need be.”

Education dollars: $3m in jeopardy after audit

New Hampshire may have to repay more than $3 million to the federal government, reported the Union Leader. An audit found that the state...

N.H. Students Will Face New Standardized Test Next Spring

Next spring, New Hampshire students will be taking a new statewide assessment to replace the Smarter Balanced Assessment, reported NHPR: Now, with the help of...

Audit Raises Concerns About Education Funding Oversight

A federal fiscal audit has found that New Hampshire needs improvement in five areas, reported the Associated Press: The U.S. Department of Education reviewed 19...

Governor calls for school to start after Labor Day

Governor Chris Sununu said that waiting until after Labor Day to open the state's schools could benefit the state in many ways, according to WMUR: Gov....

NH floats ambitious education plan to secure federal dollars

New Hampshire's Department of Education has been working on the state plan to comply with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds...

FIRST Robotics gets a $375k boost from the state

The NH Department of Education is starting a new grant program to fund robotics teams in schools across the state (see more details about...

UL: Councilors feign outrage

The Union Leader featured this editorial in response to a letter from Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky (District 2) and Chris Pappas (District 4): Why are...

Another View — Andru Volinsky and Chris Pappas: Edelblut can do politics, or his...

This letter by Executive Councilors Andru Volinsky (District 2) and Chris Pappas (District 4) about Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut was featured in the Union...

Brentwood resident: Education commissioner’s plan lacks substance, research

Brentwood resident Jon Morgan wrote an oped in Seacoast Online about Commissioner Frank Edelblut's meeting with Exeter parents and grandparents about the future of...

N.H. Won’t Overhaul the Common Core. Its Schools Chief Still Wants To.

At the State Board of Education meeting in July, the Board voted to affirm their support of the current state standards. Commissioner Edelblut said...

State Board affirms support for state standards, but DOE will proceed with informal review

Following up on what has been several months of public comment and debate, the State Board of Education will not be opening a formal...

Conway Board Declines Charter Lease Revisit, Members Say Commissioner “Overstepped” Bounds

The Conway School Board voted down a proposition to rent vacant school building space to Robert Frost Charter School despite calls from Commissioner Frank...

Commissioner Edelblut visits Berlin schools

Commissioner Frank Edelblut visited Berlin and Colebrook as part of his statewide tour on Wednesday, reported the Berlin Daily Sun. The meeting gave North...

House Education Committee recommends passing amended “Croydon bill”

The House Education Committee recommended passing SB 8, the "Croydon bill," as amended, by a vote of 13-6.  “This is Frank’s bill,” House Education...

Edelblut champions STEM and CTE

NHPR reported yesterday that DOE Commissioner, Frank Edelblut is requesting funding to support centers for Career Technical Education (CTE), expand internet service to schools...

Weekly Legislative Update: School choice on hold, full-day kindergarten in play, Senate gets public...

This week, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on the state budget on Tuesday starting at 1 p.m. in Representative's Hall. And the House will vote on the kindergarten bill, requiring civics in high school, and expanding dual enrollment programs like Running Start.

Commissioner Edelblut Discusses Policy Priorities at Town Hall Meeting

On Friday, April 28th, NH Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut, held a moderated town hall at New England College (see Reaching Higher’s live stream...

Key takeaways from the Senate Committee’s hearing on amendments to reorganize the Department of...

On Tuesday (4/25) the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on amendments to HB 356, a bill to establish a committee to study...

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.

More letters: Supporting NGSS and full day kindergarten and opposing DOE reorganization

Letters to the Union Leader and the Concord Monitor on the key New Hampshire education issues.

N.H. Won’t Overhaul the Common Core. Its Schools Chief Still Wants To.

At the State Board of Education meeting in July, the Board voted to affirm their support of the current state standards. Commissioner Edelblut said...

State Board affirms support for state standards, but DOE will proceed with informal review

Following up on what has been several months of public comment and debate, the State Board of Education will not be opening a formal...

State Board of Education Weighs Review of Math and English Standards

The State Board of Education is considering whether to review and revise the state's College and Career Ready standards in Math and English Language...

State Board of Education seeking public comment on state standards at June 8 meeting

We would like to remind the public that the New Hampshire State Board of Education is seeking public input on whether to revise the...

What should we consider when reviewing our state standards?

The State Board of Education is considering whether to review the state’s academic standards for math and English Language Arts. They’re seeking public comment...

A Primer on New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Standards & Review Process

At its last meeting on May 11, the New Hampshire State Board of Education (SBOE) discussed and heard public input on a proposal from...

State Board of Education Seeking Public Input on State Math and English Standards

The State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the state's Math and English Language Arts standards at their upcoming meeting on June...

State board ‘implored’ to leave math, ELA standards alone | Concord Monitor

The State Board of Education's (SBOE) meeting on May 11, featured a lengthy debate about whether the Board should begin a process to review...

At State Board Meeting, Outpouring from Public in Support of State Standards and Public...

The State Board of Education meeting room was filled to capacity on May 11, as were the hallways outside, with parents, students, teachers, and...

Tom Raffio reflects on State Board of Ed’s last ten years

Tom Raffio, outgoing State Board of Education chair, penned a farewell op-ed in the Concord Monitor yesterday. He outlined the work the board has...

Sununu taps Cline to chair Board of Education

Drew Cline, who edited the Union Leader editorial page for 15 years until 2015 will become the next chair of the New Hampshire Board of Education.

Executive Council unanimously confirms Cline to Board of Education

Confirmed by a unanimous vote, former Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline was appointed to the New Hampshire Board of Education yesterday and immediately selected by Governor Sununu to serve as Chair. Executive Councilor Chris Pappas said, “He pledged to bring balance and be a check and balance on the Department of Education and the commissioner if need be.”

New Hampshire’s science teachers “urge our policy makers to stay the course” | OurTurn...

The New Hampshire Science Teachers' Association took a lead role in vetting the Next Generation Science Standards early on and has supported science teachers...
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Union Leader editorial: Cline to replace Raffio

The Union Leader Editorial Board featured this piece on their former editor's appointment to the State Board of Education: ...Democrats ginned up false outrage over...

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...

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...

Seacoast papers: “NH education chief must be kept in check”

The Portsmouth Herald, Foster's and the other Seacoast papers highlighted Commissioner Edelblut's positions on climate change and vouchers to caution readers that big changes are happening in New Hampshire public education and people should, "Speak up now. The action in the Legislature is moving fast."

Cornerstone Action liason: Current science standards fall short

Ann Marie Banfield, the education liason for Cornerstone Action, submitted this opinion piece to the Concord Monitor: What is everyone afraid of? Better science standards?...

BREAKING NEWS: Draft amendment proposes to increase power and authority of NH education commissioner

At yesterday’s (4/11/17) Senate Education committee meeting, Senator Reagan (R-District 17), introduced a draft amendment that proposes to substantially increase the authority and power of...

Nashua Telegraph: Nashua BOE proceeds with science standards pilot

Nashua High School South student Ben Telerski advocated for the standards. “As a student, the Next Generation Science Standards seem to be exactly what’s needed,” he said, noting the state Board of Education voted not to review science standards until 2022. “So I don’t know why this discussion is even happening.”

Fall Mountain school budget aims to meet student needs despite reduced state funding

With its next budget, the Fall Mountain School Board is working to create a budget that balances student needs, proactive interventions, and a long-term...

Wilton-Lyndeborough School Board discusses voucher bill

The Wilton-Lyndeborough School Board members voiced their concerns with SB 193, the statewide voucher bill that is moving through the State Legislature. According to...

Grant awarded to create vision for rural schools in Androscoggin Valley

The Berlin School District was awarded a grant to find out how the rural school districts of Androscoggin Valley can work together to create...

Manchester school district wins $300k Barr grant to redevelop West High School

The Manchester School District was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Barr Grant Foundation to redevelop a public high school. Manchester will use the...

Math programs don’t add up as Manchester teachers cobble together lessons, use old workbooks

Manchester schools started their third year without a common, district-wide math curriculum, reported the Union Leader. Here's an excerpt: Critics, some who asked to speak...

New Hampshire’s testing pilot, PACE, gaining ground

The Concord Monitor featured a great piece on New Hampshire's Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) program, which allows districts to come together to...

On average, N.H. teachers get paid more in wealthy communities

Teacher salaries differ widely between districts in New Hampshire, and according to one school board chairman, the state's funding formula is a major factor...

Sununu Signs Off On Croydon Bill

Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 8, known as the "Croydon bill," at the Croydon Village School in Newport on Thursday, according to the Valley...

Croydon: Tiny N.H. town forever synonymous with school choice

Since 2012, the town of Croydon has been battling over school choice, and it has become the face of the statewide debate, according to...

Report finds disparity in state education funding persists 20 years after Claremont decision

Disparities in education are getting worse, according to a study done by the NH Center for Public Policy Studies. Here's an excerpt from the Keene...

My Turn: A father’s hope after daughter’s dyslexia diagnosis

Father and family physician Dr. Travis Harker wrote about his daughter's diagnosis of dyslexia in the Concord Monitor. He said that three years ago, his...

Reaching Higher updates Nashua residents on statewide initiatives

Dan Vallone, Reaching Higher NH's Director of Engagement, provided Nashua residents with an overview of this legislative session's education initiatives, reported the Union Leader....

Hanover students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship program has awarded three Hanover High School students with $2,500 each toward their college educations, according to the Valley News: Hanover...

“It’s a pregnant moment for state education policy” | NHPR

We missed this report last week but it's worth catching up with Josh Rogers' review Senate and House Education Committee decisions last Tuesday: It’s a...

Troy resident: The way NH funds public schools is an “unfair system”

Troy resident Marcia Press is taking action after attending a four-hour town meeting on the school budget, where she says that her community was...

Police chief: Investing in kids can help fight crime

Enfield Police Chief Richard Crate urged the legislature to invest in New Hampshire kids by funding early childhood education programs in the Concord Monitor....

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

Christa McAuliffe School teacher Heather Droulet was awarded the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. As a part of the...

Boscawen mom supports school choice at press conference

National and local school choice advocacy groups held a press conference in Concord to support SB 193, the bill that would create an "education...

Three opinions on Commissioner Edelblut

Letters to the Seacoast Media papers and the Union Leader express varying opinions about New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.

Governor Sununu on SB 193: I have concerns about putting public funds towards non-public...

On NHPR's The Exchange this morning, Josh Rogers ran a clip of a  statement given by Governor Sununu on SB 193. The bill would create...

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