PODCAST: Breaking down NH’s draft plan for the ESSA with the...

At the end of May, the New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) published its draft plan to comply with federal requirements under the Every...

Voucher bill brought back by Senate in late night vote

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This past week the House voted two times to kill SB 193, the statewide voucher bill, by sending it to interim study. But late...

The big question for 2019: How will we pay for our...

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The way New Hampshire pays for its schools has been a hot topic for decades. With recent tweaks to the education funding formula and...

At State Board Meeting, Outpouring from Public in Support of State...

The State Board of Education meeting room was filled to capacity on May 11, as were the hallways outside, with parents, students, teachers, and...

Achievement gap study: PACE special education students do as well as...

UNH doctoral candidate Carla Evans looks at whether competency education improves academic achievement for special education students. She finds dramatic results: PACE students with IEPs do about as well in 8th grade math as those without IEPs.

Some Districts Lose, Others May Gain Under Recent SB 193 Amendment

SB 193, a bill that would create a statewide education savings account (ESA or voucher) program, is now in its third iteration since being...

Lots of public input as committee members decide whether to support...

The House Education Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that would establish a universal voucher program through Education Freedom Savings Accounts on...

Beech Street principal to be sworn in as state Deputy Commissioner...

Christine Brennan, the principal of Beech Street Elementary School in Manchester, will be sworn in as New Hampshire's deputy commissioner of education, reported Manchester...

House considers changes to Manifest Educational Hardship provision

The House Education Committee held a public hearing on January 30, 2018 on HB 1492, a bill that would change the law around Manifest...

Is an “adequate education” adequate for our students?

When talking about the cost of education in New Hampshire, the term “adequate education” usually comes up. But what does it mean, and how...