Huffington Post features "Smart Parents" blog to help parents advocate for...

The Huffington Post, in partnership with the Nellie Mae Foundation, is launching a new blog called "Smart Parents," featuring articles and stories about innovative...

How states can help districts implement student-centered learning models in their...

Legislators and school board members can help districts that want to follow in the footsteps of New Hampshire's innovative schools, like Pittsfield Middle High School--which incorporates a student centered learning model--achieve their personalized learning goals.

Leading with a question: Inquiry-based learning at Pittsfield Middle High School

In this Pittsfield Middle High School English class, students ask: why am I here? Teacher Jenny Wellington guides students through the unit, challenging students...

Extended Learning Opportunities put students' passions and interests at the center...

Pittsfield Middle High School has been a statewide and national model for anytime, anywhere learning with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs).  Whether its early childhood...

Rochester begins its second year with performance based assessments

Rochester is one of four New Hampshire school districts beginning the second year of the pilot PACE program, which replaces some standardized testing with locally-based...

What is Student Centered Learning?

As New Hampshire transitions to a student-centered learning model, parents are wondering: what exactly is student-centered learning? We break it down here: Student-centered learning is...

Student-centered learning brings creativity to the classroom

In this Maine elementary school, a student demonstrates his learning through a board game he created. Student-centered learning allows children to have voice and choice within...

Student-centered learning in action: Pittsfield Middle High School empowers students

Pittsfield Middle High School has shifted to a student-centered learning model, where students are taught rigorous mastery of academic subjects, but on their own terms...

"Blended learning" fuses technology and traditional classroom instruction to put students...

When used correctly, technology can compliment classroom instruction in a way that helps students take control of their learning under the guidance of their teacher....

Pittsfield Middle High School "keeping students at the center" of learning

When Pittsfield Middle High School, a combination middle-high school just north of Concord, decided to pursue a student-centered learning model in 2008, they discovered...