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NH leads the way, but competency-based ed is catching on in other states

New Hampshire started its move toward competency-based education over 10 years ago.  Most recently, school districts who choose to do it have participated in...

Implementing competency-based learning the New Hampshire way

Education Next featured an in-depth report on competency-based education in New Hampshire and how the state is leading the nation in innovative educational models....

Nashua student: grades should represent learning

The new grading scale emphasizes student growth and learning rather than how well they meet individual teacher expectations.

NH’s online charter school moves to a competency-based learning model

NH's online charter school is shifting to a competency-based learning model, where students can demonstrate mastery of concepts in a variety of ways.

Sanborn Superintendent Brian Blake "a true champion for children"

Dr. Brian Blake, superintendent of Sanborn Regional School District, was recently recognized as 2016's Superintendent of the Year by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association and the American Association of School Administrators. Dr. Blake has worked to implement competency-based education models and the PACE program in his district, and has made it a model for innovative and student-centered learning.

Empowering students to become active participants in their education

One of the pillars of student centered learning is encouraging students to "own" their learning goals, meaning that they become active participants in their...

Sanborn Regional High School principal: competency-based education has transformed my school

Sanborn Regional High School principal Brian Stack - together with the school's teachers, administrators and students - has transformed the learning culture of SRHS....

Sanborn Regional School District praised as ‘leader in education’ by Governor Hassan and Nellie...

Sanborn Regional School District was recently awarded $100,000 by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for its commendable work in competency-based education and personalized learning,...

In the new PACE assessments, students must prove they can apply concepts rather than...

Souheghan High School, Spaulding High School in Rochester, and Concord High School all have something in common--they've moved to competency-based performance assessments. The Concord...

Student-centered assessments put learners’ strengths first

In the Maine classrooms of RSU 2, the school districts serving several communities near Augusta, instructional coach Courtney Belolan helps teachers use a different...

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