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Governor Sununu: Drew Cline is “a great resource” for State Board of Education

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 replace longtime member and current chairman Tom Raffio, who has served on the board for 10 years. 

Governor Sununu replaces Chairman Tom Raffio on State Board of Education

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 Board of Education for 10 years. From the report:

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

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.”

Commissioner Edelblut on NHPR: “I’m an advocate for the education of all our students”

Commissioner Edelblut on NHPR: “I’m an advocate for the education of all our students”

Commissioner Frank Edelblut sat down for an interview with NHPR to discuss his passion for education and SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in New Hampshire. Read excerpt here:

Union Leader: Public hearing scheduled for amendment to restructure DOE amid “mounting pressure”

Union Leader: Public hearing scheduled for amendment to restructure DOE amid “mounting pressure”

The Union Leader reported on yesterday’s Senate Education Committee meeting yesterday, where they announced a public hearing on the amendment to restructure the Department of Education:

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Senator David Watters to propose alternative to restructuring Department of Education

According to the Union Leader, Senator David Watters (Dover) plans to introduce an amendment that would potentially create a study committee to reorganize the Department of Education. Senator Watters’ amendment would replace the amendment proposed by Senator John Reagan (Deerfield) last week, which would have given Commissioner Frank Edelblut substantially […]

Study finds performance assessments show gains for students with disabilities

Study finds performance assessments show gains for students with disabilities

The Concord Monitor ran a piece on UNH researcher Carla Evans’s findings on PACE. She found promising results for students with disabilities. Here’s an excerpt:

Cornerstone Action liason: Current science standards fall short

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? Commissioner Frank Edelblut came under fire for wanting to improve public education in New Hampshire. You would think that everyone would join him in an […]

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Union Leader: “Not so fast, Frank: Edelblut should outline reforms”

The Union Leader, in its lead editorial today urged the legislature to reconsider Senator John Reagan’s (R-Deerfield) amendment to restructure the Department of Education: 

WMUR: “New proposal would study possible reorganization of state education department”

WMUR: “New proposal would study possible reorganization of state education department”

The Senate Education Committee has set April 25 (probably 9:00 AM) for a public hearing on Education Commissioner Edelblut’s proposed reorganization plan. WMUR reporter John DiStaso details the competing proposals.