PACE program helps support learning & gives credibility to testing alternatives

Several districts in New Hampshire have been replacing annual standardized tests with project-based assessments that are embedded into regular classroom activities and support deeper...

On NAEP scores, “proficient” does not mean performing at grade level

The recently released NAEP scores, which measure student performance in terms like "basic," "proficient," and "advanced," do not indicate whether or not students are...

Rigor is important, but courses should be informed by aspirations, says...

Brennan Barnard, Director of College Counseling and Outreach at the Derryfield School, offered college-bound students advice on course selection and how it impacts their...

NH Ranks at the Top According to NAEP, but Significant Achievement...

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New Hampshire remains one of the highest achieving states in the nation for fourth and eighth-grade math and reading, according to a recent report...

Parental engagement & personalized learning can help bridge achievement gap between...

According to an analysis by the New Hampshire Department of Education, school districts that spend the most money per pupil typically get the best...

New York’s performance-based assessments result in substantial student growth & improved...

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A Consortium of public schools in New York has been a model of school improvement and student achievement through performance-based assessments and student-centered learning....

Continuous Revisions of Voucher Bill are a Concern for NH Parents,...

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The statewide voucher bill, SB 193, has gone through several major revisions since it was introduced last year--each House committee has made substantial changes...

School Culture Improvement Leads to Better Academic Outcomes

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Defining school culture, sometimes called school climate, can be difficult, but creating a positive learning atmosphere for students can help improve their confidence, and...

Work Study Practices help prepare students for the future

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Non-academic skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication are being cited by employers as some of the most important skills that students need to...

RHNH Director Evelyn Aissa speaks to contrasting education outcomes in NH

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Reaching Higher NH’s Executive Director, Evelyn Aissa, spoke to attendees of the NH Fiscal Policy Institute’s annual conference, Building a Strong Foundation for a...