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Bill to allow taxpayer dollars to pay for private tuition OK’d by committee

WMUR reported on the House Educationn Committee's recommendation to pass SB 193, the bill that would create a voucher program in New Hampshire through...

State Board member: Voucher bill, SB 193, part of a larger attack on public...

In a letter to the Portsmouth Herald, State Board of Education member Bill Duncan rallied against the universal voucher bill up for a vote today...

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....

Math programs don’t add up as Manchester teachers cobble together lessons, use old workbooks

Manchester schools started their third year without a common, district-wide math curriculum, reported the Union Leader. Here's an excerpt: Critics, some who asked to speak...

Education as a Civic Question

A column in Education Week underscored the importance of citizenship in society and in our schools, and the importance of our local public schools as...

Policy Brief: SB 8 & Implications for NH Public Education

Senate Bill (SB) 8 was signed into law by Governor Sununu on June 29th, 2017 with an effective date of August 28, 2017. SB 8,...

Keno-garten could help communities like Milford offer full-day kindergarten

Milford canceled its plans to offer a full-day kindergarten program this fall, which would have cost parents $510 per month, due to low enrollment...

How teaching becomes the test in New Hampshire

Sanborn Regional High School principal Brian Stack wrote about New Hampshire's performance assessments in the industry publication Multi Briefs. Here's an excerpt: With the Performance...

On average, N.H. teachers get paid more in wealthy communities

Teacher salaries differ widely between districts in New Hampshire, and according to one school board chairman, the state's funding formula is a major factor...

Croydon: Tiny N.H. town forever synonymous with school choice

Since 2012, the town of Croydon has been battling over school choice, and it has become the face of the statewide debate, according to...