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...

District leaders, educators express funding frustrations to Education Committee

Educators and school officials addressed the Joint Legislative Education Committee on Wednesday, October 7, sharing success stories related to school openings while also describing...

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...

School Funding Commission welcomes youth input: Sept. 23 and Oct. 7

The Commission to Study School Funding is hosting two public comment sessions dedicated to youth voices. On September 23rd and October 7th, from 4...

NH Education Roundup, Sept. 11, 2020

In this issue of Reaching Higher NH's Education News Brief: The Commission to Study School Funding gets a first look at a draft research...

Reaching Higher NH School Funding Survey Analysis

In the winter of 2020, Reaching Higher New Hampshire released a survey which sought to gather data on the public’s perception of how public...
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...

Policy Brief: Teacher Salary Schedules in New Hampshire

These policy briefs explore variations in salaries across New Hampshire, focusing exclusively on salary step schedule data for NH-certified teachers with Bachelor’s degrees, and...

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...

Governor Sununu announces $1.5 million in federal funding to K-12 private, religious, & home...

On Tuesday, July 28, Governor Chris Sununu announced that he will earmark $1.5 million in federal CARES Act funding to organizations that distribute scholarships...