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BREAKING NEWS: Draft amendment proposes to increase power and authority of NH education commissioner

At yesterday’s (4/11/17) Senate Education committee meeting, Senator Reagan (R-District 17), introduced a draft amendment that proposes to substantially increase the authority and power of...

State Board rejects DOE proposal to review many academic standards immediately

At the April 6th meeting of the New Hampshire State Board of Education, The department of education proposed that the board agree to review six major academic standards over the next year. The State Board of Education rejected the proposal, telling the department to return with a full plan, including timeline and budget, to review English and math standards.

“No science standards review” says State Board in clear and unambiguous resolution

At its April 6, 2017 meeting, the State Board of Education directed the department not to undertake a review of the New Hampshire College and Career Ready Science Standards. Here are the board discussions and the final resolution, passed unanimously by the board.

State Board disagrees with the new commissioner’s proposed assessment change

The New Hampshire Department of Education has issued an RFP for a statewide assessment. The State Board of Education wanted to know why this happened so quickly with no notice or input from the field, especially when the ELA and math standards could be reviewed at the same time.

Concord Monitor: State board, Education Commissioner clash on science standards

The Concord Monitor gives says that, although commissioner Edelblut testified that he was "the implementation guy," he wanted to review the science standards without SBOE authority. The board stated clearly that there would be no review.

Valley News points to a working relationship between Ed Commissioner and Croydon School Board

Valley News reported on a working relationship between NH Department of Ed Commissioner, Frank Edeblut and Croydon School Board member: Croydon — Records obtained through a...

EC to debate Commissioner Edelblut’s Croydon donation before voting on 4-year appointment

Commissioner Frank Edelblut's undisclosed, $1,000 donation to the Croydon School Board's legal fund will be a central topic at the next Executive Council meeting,...

Valley News: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Donated to Croydon School Board’s Legal Defense

The Valley News reported that Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut donated $1,000 to the Croydon School Board's legal defense fund several months ago. Read the...

Commissioner Edelblut: “We all want what’s best for the kids”

Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut started his "brown-bag" tour of New Hampshire's schools in Windham last week, even before his swearing-in ceremony, reported the Eagle Tribune. He acknowledged...

NHPR: State Board of Ed says ‘99.9 percent’ of public commentary on Edelblut negative

Earlier this week, the State Board of Education met with Governor Chris Sununu, where he fielded questions about his now-confirmed pick for Education Commissioner,...