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Education at the State House: Legislative Update for February 4

Last week was a busy one at the state's capitol. The House had it's first session of the year (the Senate meets for the...

Hearing for Ed Commissioner runs over six hours as packed room listens to testimony...

By 1 pm, when the hearing for Ed Commissioner nominee, Frank Edelblut was set to begin, the room was not only packed with people...

First year PACE results are in: what do they mean for the future of...

The Department of Education recently released the results of the first Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program. It was piloted in four districts...

Nashua student: grades should represent learning

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

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.

Senator Shaheen: New federal education bill allows states to determine the best ways to...

The Conway Daily Sun reported on the statewide response to the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education reform bill that replaces No Child...

When it comes to student achievement, demographics need not be destiny

The Union Leader's David Solomon has done a major two-part followup, the most extensive reporting done to date, on the annual Smarter Balanced Assessment...

New federal education law gives NH more control over our schools, say Senators Shaheen...

In a Union Leader piece, New Hampshire Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) praised the new federal education reform bill, the Every...

Executive Council approves SAT for 11th graders–Union Leader

The Union Leader reported on the Executive Council's unanimous decision to approve the funding for the College Board SAT exam to be administered to...

As PACE program grows, teachers and administrators "thrilled" with progress

Senior staff of the Council of Chief State School Officers visited several of New Hampshire's widely-watched PACE districts recently to get an idea of how schools...