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NH Senate considering lowering school dropout age
Apr 26, 11:07 AM:

NH leg deliberating bill to lower dropout age. No explanation for necessity. No exploration of effects. Gov worries move could put state’s financial jeopardy in danger. Is he right? Reversing a four-year-old law. Who >

North Hampton School hits federal academic standards
Apr 26, 9:02 AM:

NH students exceed state testing goals again this year. But short of 2013 NCLB goal of 100% proficiency in math and reading. A lot of fears here about NCLB goals and punishment. Real focus here, and with NCLB, is to >

NH Senate says no to union costs for non-members
Apr 21, 10:18 AM:

NH Senate votes to stop practice of non-union public employees sharing cost of collective bargaining. Gov threatens veto if provision in final bill. Perspective of non-members not here. Tell us financial impact on >

ISAU 16 slashes staff in budget crisis
Apr 19, 12:22 PM:

NH district cuts 16 staff. Additional firings based on "insufficient performance," but clueless what that looks like and why performance wasn't a factor in other layoffs. Check research to see if seniority equates to >

Cuts proposed to art at Marshwood
Apr 8, 1:09 PM:

Maine art program threatened as district considers elimination of arts teacher. Parents emphasize risk of reversing trend of students being accepted into art colleges after high school. Look into program's role in >

Bill would lengthen time to teacher tenure
Apr 7, 6:48 AM:

NH senate bill would change tenure and teacher evaluation rules. Opponents think this will make teaching unattractive as a profession, but supporters view alterations as key to student academic gains. Look at other >

Laconia: Supt.: Students improve, but not enough
Apr 6, 1:09 PM:

NH superintendent says students are improving, despite failure to meet benchmarks under NCLB. Data to back claims nowhere to be found. "One-size-fits-all" exam ignores socio-economic and developmental issues -- so >

Potential for 11 school layoffs
Apr 5, 12:24 PM:

Newmarket School District in NH faces $300,000 budget gap -- may have to cut staff. Community is upset. No alternatives outlined here. What does all that money buy in the way of educational quality?


Has anyone >

Local schools face a real test
Apr 4, 10:28 AM:

Stakes are higher than >

Nashua exploring charter school options
Apr 4, 6:09 AM:

NH school district is looking at charters as one way to offer choice to families. Approaching cautiously -- it’s clear district officials need more facts. Study referenced known to be full of holes.


So how about >

Constitutional amendment on education funding stirs emotions
Mar 28, 9:01 AM:

NH bill proposed to change how education is funded by giving more power to local districts, not the state. But how would new funding system work? How would it differ from the existing system? 


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Republican senators cross line on teacher tenure
Mar 25, 6:37 AM:

Bill to extend employment before tenure from 3 to 5 years passed by Senate Ed Committee. Not about merits of bill but how passage was handled. Why is extension important and what can be done to reform teaching?

GOP senators cross line on teacher tenure
Mar 24, 1:21 PM:

Says tenure debate okay but doesn't like that lawmakers added tenure extension from 3 to 5 years onto another ed bill. Get over it. Question what more has to happen to grant any teacher tenure -- like passing tough >

Seacoast Charter School seeks to build business community's support
Mar 23, 7:10 AM:

Head of a growing NH charter wants state businesses to lend helping hand in funding. Gives stats revealing charters succeed with less money than traditional schools. Pending House bill could help charters with cash for >

A 'fix-it' that will break NH education
Mar 21, 9:57 AM:

Editorial urges defeat of proposed NH state constitutional amendment to give the legislature "full discretion" in setting standards and state funding, pulling back court-ordered responsibility from the governor. Much >

NH gov to highlight reduced dropout rate at school
Mar 18, 3:52 PM:

NH House passes bill to lower high school dropout age from 18 to 16. Tell us why they did this. Apparently the state's dropout rate is under 1% and Gov fears lowering age could be an economic disaster. What's the impetus >

Editorial: Amendment won't solve education funding woes
Mar 17, 8:18 AM:

State Senate takes up House-approved constitutional amendment that would give Legislature "full discretion" in deciding ed funding levels and standards. Editorial says it's a bad idea as courts already gave lawmakers the >

NH House committee recommends passage of targeted aid amendment
Mar 10, 11:06 AM:

NH House Committee on Ed. Funding passes vote for constitutional amendment that would allow Legislature to target state aid to neediest communities. Unknown why this is being considered now, since related Supreme Court >

Northern Pass opponents show up in force
Mar 10, 10:55 AM:

NH House committee recommends approval of proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers sole control over school standards, accountability and funding. History of this fight important but not addressed. For readers >

NH speaker's school funding proposal gets hearing
Mar 7, 2:39 PM:

Brief announcement about public hearing on NH House Speaker's plan to give Legislature power to define what it means to provide an adequate education, and "keep education funding decisions out of the courts". Reader left >



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