House committee revives school budget cap bill 

The House Municipal and County Government Committee recommended adding HB 1393, the bill that would have allowed school district voters to impose a school...

Youth Retention Initiative webinar emphasizes inclusive narratives, collaboration

Ensuring all New Hampshire young people find meaningful postsecondary pathways starts with adopting inclusive language, Reaching Higher’s Nicole Heimarck explained during an April 12...

High Stakes for Higher Education: NH leaders and lawmakers seek innovative...

Higher education has undergone intense change in recent years, due to factors including demographic trends, workforce demands, student needs, and economic realities. In response,...

WEBINAR: Budget and Tax Caps in New Hampshire

Our policy Director, Christina Pretorius, was joined by Zack Sheehan, Project Director of the New Hampshire School Funding Fairness Project, to provide an overview...

In Praise of Instincts

There's a place for gut-level decisions on the postsecondary journey When my younger daughter, Katie, was little, she often froze or panicked over big decisions...

Amendment to “extraordinary need” grant bill would increase special education funding,...

On Monday, April 11, House Education Chair Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill) introduced three amendments to Senate Bill (SB) 420 that would increase state funding for...

Youth Retention Initiative webinar to feature Reaching Higher’s Nicole Heimarck

Nicole Heimarck, Executive Director of Reaching Higher NH and Director of the New Hampshire Alliance for College and Career Readiness, will serve as a...

Fostering inclusivity and high-quality instruction: Strategies for diversifying the educator workforce

As Senate Bill 236, a bill to study teacher incentives and retention, moves through the state legislature, research suggests that the study committee should...

From healthcare worker crisis, new opportunities and pathways emerge

Matthew McDonald was a first-year nursing student at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, when COVID-19 made its appearance. The frightening and...

As halfway point approaches, lawmakers shift focus to school budget caps,...

Lawmakers are quickly approaching the halfway point known as “crossover day,” when all of the active House bills move to the Senate and vice...