Executive Council unanimously confirms Cline to Board of Education

Confirmed by a unanimous vote, former Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline was appointed to the New Hampshire Board of Education yesterday and immediately selected by Governor Sununu to serve as Chair. Executive Councilor Chris Pappas said, “He pledged to bring balance and be a check and balance on the Department of Education and the commissioner if need be.”

Education Commissioner Discusses Policy Priorities at Town Hall Meeting

On Friday, April 28th, NH Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut, held a moderated town hall at New England College (see Reaching Higher’s live stream...

“It’s a pregnant moment for state education policy” | NHPR

We missed this report last week but it's worth catching up with Josh Rogers' review Senate and House Education Committee decisions last Tuesday: It’s a...

Sens. David Watters and Jeb Bradley: Young NH students need full-day kindergarten

Today's Union Leader featured Sens. David Watters (D, Dover) and Jeb Bradley (R, Wolfboro) advocating for full day kindergarten: IT IS A BREATH OF FRESH...

On full day kindergarten: “Not every good thing must be provided by government”

The lead editorial in today's Union Leader said, The Senate Finance Committee will hold public hearings this week on the state’s two-year budget...... Sens. David Watters...

New Hampshire’s science teachers “urge our policy makers to stay the course” | OurTurn...

The New Hampshire Science Teachers' Association took a lead role in vetting the Next Generation Science Standards early on and has supported science teachers...

Key takeaways from the Senate Committee’s hearing on amendments to reorganize the Department of...

On Tuesday (4/25) the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on amendments to HB 356, a bill to establish a committee to study...

UNH physicist: “Edelblut fundamentally misunderstands how to train scientists” | MyTurn Concord Monitor

UNH physicist David Mattingly explains why practicing science, as the NGSS requires, is the best way to learn the material and become a problem solver.
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House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor, House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly...

Bonnie Dunham on the plan to reorganize Education Department, “There is no real emergency”...

David Solomon reports that the Senate Education Committee voted down the Edelblut request for open ended authority to reorganize the New Hampshire department of education because Republican Sen. Ruth Ward heard so much opposition from constitutents.