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With this innovative strategy, math students focus on learning rather than their grade

Sixth-grade teacher Leah Alcala doesn't use the traditional grading strategy in her math class. Instead of giving grades immediately, she highlights students' mistakes, walks through...

Should student voice inform professional development?

Can educators design more meaningful professional development if they allow student voice to drive the conversation? According to professional development facilitator Michelle Blanchet, the...

Think learning standards can only be reached in the classroom? Think again.

The Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia will be hosting two area elementary school classes this spring. Their education programs are aligned with...

Enrollments continue to decline across Capital area – but not everywhere

According to the Concord Monitor, fluctuations in school enrollment--often even as little as 1% annually--are creating logistical challenges, from classroom space to staffing needs: Continuing...

On teaching civics: “I want to make them thinkers, to be able to argue...

The Union Leader featured a piece on the rise of civics in our schools. Here's an excerpt: Martha Madsen, president of the New Hampshire Institute...

Are NH students ready for life after high school?

How can we know what is working for students in our public schools? Each student is different, with unique strengths and areas of need....

When the focus is on the student, not the class

At Pittsfield Middle High School, student-centered learning has transformed the entire school culture--from grading, to the classroom schedule, to how teachers interact with students....
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Students are thriving in this NH school thanks to a new approach

"Students at Parker Varney Elementary School are thriving with this innovative model of learning", says Principal Amy Allen. Competency-based education has transformed the classroom...

NH DOE: Robotics grant deadline extended and new grants to become available next week

The New Hampshire Department of Education announced that the deadline for the Robotics Education Fund has been extended--and they've already seen a lot of...

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...

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