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State Board dismisses Merrimack parent’s appeal over homework protocol

The New Hampshire State Board of Education dismissed an appeal by a Merrimack parent in response to the district's protocol to cease grading homework...

Colleges & universities dropping SAT and ACT writing test requirements

Many colleges and universities are ending the requirement for the writing portion of the SAT or ACT in admissions, favoring writing samples, teacher recommendations,...

Competency-based transcripts: do they affect college admissions?

The short answer: no. In fact, some colleges prefer them over traditional transcripts. New Hampshire's schools are moving towards competency-based education, where students "show what...

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

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...

Competency-based instruction in Concord schools means new grades on reports cards

In many schools, students will be taking home a different kind of report card this year as more classrooms switch to a competency-based model...

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