Reaching Higher is pleased to present our new toolkit for student...

Beginning in January 2023, every school board in New Hampshire must have at least one student member from each of the high schools maintained...

Prepare for a student school board member with our customizable guides

The new law requiring a student member on NH school boards will have an impact on students, school boards, educators, and community members. Effective...

Committee proposes school incentive grants and teacher stipends to address ongoing...

A legislative committee is expected to propose four policy recommendations to help strengthen and diversify New Hampshire’s teacher workforce. The Committee to Study New...

The NH Education News Digest, December 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Happy December! The end of 2022 finds us in a state of gratitude and anticipation, and we’d like to take this...

Time-honored Hanover High School Council models shared decision making

A familiar component of the high school experience, student government isn’t a guaranteed conduit for student voice. To be effective, a student government has...

Where do New Hampshire students go to school? 3 key takeaways...

Enrollment in public district schools, private schools, and homeschool programs dropped between 2021 and 2022, according to recent data released by the NH Department...

Legislative Update: 2023 begins with hearing on repeal of divisive concepts...

While we’re still waiting for the majority of 2023 bills to be released, the work of the House Education Committee will begin this week...

Meet Our Team: Matt Gerding, Policy Analyst

Matt Gerding joined Reaching Higher in the summer of 2022 as our new policy analyst. Matt comes to us from the Somersworth School District,...

NH Education News Digest, January 2023

Dear Friends and Colleagues:  We’re poised on the edge of another busy legislative session in New Hampshire, and once again there’s much at stake for...

‘Divisive concepts’ law impeding efforts to recruit and retain teachers, DEIJ...

A 2021 law that restricts what teachers can say about racism, sexism, and other sensitive topics is making it harder to attract and retain...