The School Funding Commission’s report at a glance

Part Two of a Five-Day Series The Commission to Study School Funding released its final report on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Here’s a brief summary of...

NH DOE’s newest state partner requires “unambiguous consent” to students’ online data, raising questions...

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Vacation towns make room for new students

By Sarah Earle For years, the tiny community of Waterville Valley fretted over enrollment in its neighborhood school. At its peak enrollment, Waterville Valley Elementary...

PODCAST: ConVal case will bring school funding center stage

On Thursday, Sept. 24, The NH Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the ConVal Lawsuit, which claims the state is failing to adequately fund...
Kids around teachers desk

“It’s penny wise and pound foolish”: Teachers reflect on how disparities in pay affect...

Every year around mid summer, the dreaded courtesy phone calls between school superintendents begin. One district unexpectedly loses a teacher to a higher paying...

Community on the brink: Idyllic New Hampshire town beset by school budget battles

Roots run deep in the small town of Hopkinton, a rural community just west of New Hampshire’s capital. Many residents can trace their lineage...

Rising to the challenge: NH’s largest school district reflects on remote learning

In March, when Gov. Sununu issued his first emergency order shutting down in-person schooling, Manchester educators, like everyone else, hoped that life would return...

Lessons Learned: Assessing the successes and challenges of remote learning and preparing for the...

It was an almost unthinkable reality. Signs outside of schools read “No school or events until further notice.” Yellow tape encircled deserted school playgrounds....

Career roadblocks: School closures disrupt students’ pathways to professions

Plymouth State University student Kassidy Silva had just begun her junior-year practicum at Franklin Middle School when the first cases of coronavirus were diagnosed...

Complex equations: Districts brace for pandemic’s economic fallout

Even before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools along with nearly every sector of the economy, the Newport School District was under financial strain. In...