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

The New Hampshire Science Teachers’ Association took a lead role in vetting the Next Generation Science Standards early on and has supported science teachers at all levels in understanding the new standards and using them in their classroom.  Here’s what they had to say today in the Concord Monitor. The […]

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

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

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 state education funding. The hearing was scheduled after there was significant public outcry over an amendment introduced by Senator John Reagan (R-Deerfield) that would have precipitated dramatic changes […]

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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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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.

House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor, House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools. “Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that public funds cannot be used for sectarian […]

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Bonnie Dunham on the Edelblut plan to reorganize Education Department, “There is no real emergency” | Union Leader

David Solomon reports that the Senate Education Committee voted down the Edelblut request for open ended authority to reorganize the New Hampshire department of education because Republican Sen. Ruth Ward heard so much opposition from constitutents.

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House Education Committee | WMUR

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House Education Committee | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee retained for further study a controversial voucher bill. It could be returned in 2018

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to fully support full day kindergarten, adding $5 million per year to the governor’s original proposal

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State Senate panel recommends killing bill to give education commissioner Edelblut broader management authority | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire Senate Education Committee sent a major department of education reorganization proposal to study committee.

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

The Union Leader reported that New Hampshire House Education Committee voted in support of SB 191, full day kindergarten. Now the bill goes to the full House and then to House Finance