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Opinion: Welcome back, New Hampshire educators
09-01-2023 7:00 AM

By MEGAN TUTTLE

Megan Tuttle is president of NEA-New Hampshire. While for most people the fall signals the beginning of the final months of the year, for educators it signals the beginning of a new year.Seniors who graduated in the spring might be college-bound or...

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NHTI president Patrick Tompkins focused on increasing workforce offerings
02-21-2024 5:49 PM

By CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN

In his first year at the helm, NHTI President Patrick Tompkins focused on learning everything he could about the school.One thing especially stuck out: “Concord loves this college. I’ve never been in a community that loves its college as much as...


Six-year-old from Concord testifies against bill that would prohibit SEL classes
02-05-2024 6:01 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Cordelia Dubois, a first grader at Abbot-Downing School in Concord, was unhappy when her mother told her some of the social and emotional learning classes that she enjoys might be coming to an end.So she took center stage at a hearing for House Bill...


Bow students explore cultures at high school World Fair
02-02-2024 4:21 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

The rhythmic sounds of music from different countries blended with the aroma of French pastries and homemade beef empanadas at Bow High School, transforming the school’s halls into a global street festival of sorts.Among a colorful display of national...


Educators continue to fight against divisive concepts law
01-16-2024 5:14 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

In the continuing fight against the “divisive concepts” law restricting how New Hampshire educators discuss topics such as race, gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms, was back before a federal judge on Tuesday.The plaintiffs were...


Education Secretary highlights impacts of public service loan forgiveness in New Hampshire
01-10-2024 11:15 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Federal college loan forgiveness is an effective tool to reward workers who choose public service professions that are struggling to hire qualified candidates, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.“We need to make sure that we’re making the...


Day Three: Distrust and lack of transparency cloud discussions about the benefits of competency-based learning, educators say
10-05-2023 5:28 PM

By KELLY BURCH

There’s no tongue in Fred Bramante’s cheek when he calls himself the father of the competency-based learning movement.“I want to destabilize the 20th-century system,” he said. “I want to disrupt it. That has been my goal since 2003 when we first...


Day 2: Unevenly applied, competency-based learning has achieved mixed results in NH
10-04-2023 5:53 PM

By KELLY BURCH

In the Epping school district, students learn with other children who are at the same learning level as them, even if those students are in another grade. A kindergartner who is an avid reader might go to a second-grade classroom for reading...


Leadership change in Bow school district after 17 years
08-30-2023 4:16 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

With an umbrella in hand, Marcy Kelley welcomed students as parents dropped their children off in the parking lot of Bow Elementary School.After the first bell rang, she walked the halls of the building greeting staff and checked in on classrooms to...


Staff shortages as school year approaches
08-29-2023 2:51 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

With the start of the school year just days away, school districts are still racing to complete their hiring for teaching and support staff positions.The school district that covers Weare, Henniker and Stoddard has at least four vacant teacher...


Teacher shortage in Franklin affects high school courses
08-21-2023 5:33 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

As the school year kicks off, Franklin is struggling to fill teacher vacancies, putting a strain on resources and prompting a shift in education.At the high school, crucial math and science courses have been sidelined due to the unavailability of two...


Seeking Solutions: How high schools can lower their dropout numbers 
08-05-2023 3:25 PM

By JACQUELINE COLE

A conventional high school experience — large cafeterias and classroom lectures combined with a healthy dose of social pressure – is not for everyone.A total of 27 students left Concord High School in 2023 and 16 were considered dropouts out of about...


Opinion: A better history of competency-based education
07-06-2023 6:00 AM

By CARISA CORROW

Carisa Corrow of Penacook is co-author of “126 Falsehoods We Believe About Education” and founder of Educating for Good. Ethan DeWitt’s recent article in the New Hampshire Bulletin highlighted for me how much folks misunderstand competency-based...


Opinion: The fox is in the hen house on 306 rules draft
06-29-2023 6:00 AM

By SARAH ROBINSON

Sarah Robinson is the education justice campaign director for Granite State Progress. When I was in elementary school, my art teacher introduced me to oil pastels. I had never used them before. When I felt it glide smoothly across the surface of the...


Community listening session in Bow and Dunbarton school district falls short of expectations
05-16-2023 6:05 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Eleana Colby, a newly elected Bow select board member and parent of five children, left a community listening session on possible changes to the state’s minimum standards for education last week feeling disappointed as it fell short of expectations.“I...


Opinion: The purpose of public schools
05-08-2023 6:00 AM

By JANET WARD

Janet Ward lives in Contoocook. On April 25, the NH Senate Education Committee heard testimony regarding HB 367 and HB 464. Both bills propose the expansion of funding for Education Freedom Accounts, New Hampshire’s school voucher program. This...


Opinion: A war effort is needed
05-07-2023 7:00 AM

By CARISA CORROW

Carisa Corrow of Penacook is co-author of “126 Falsehoods We Believe About Education” and founder of Educating for Good. For many years, science and math teachers have been in short supply, not just in New Hampshire, but nationwide. At the same time,...


Senate delays expanded lunch program
04-24-2023 2:45 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

A push to increase who is eligible for free and reduced price lunches in schools is facing a setback, after the Senate Education Committee recommended delaying a decision on the bill until next year.House Bill 572 would raise the income threshold for...


Bill would require all schools to teach cursive handwriting and multiplication tables
04-11-2023 11:54 AM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Lawmakers are taking up education issues this year that go beyond the big ones, such as adequate funding, school safety, and school vouchers. The instruction of cursive writing and multiplication tables is also dividing the public and...


Inflation – not snow – was the dirty word in Dunbarton Tuesday night
03-16-2023 6:43 PM

By JONATHAN VAN FLEET

Inflation was the dirty word of the night in Dunbarton. “This was a difficult year,” Selectmen Chairman Michael Kaminski told the sparse crowd of about 30 residents who drove to Town Meeting despite Tuesday’s storm. “Inflation killed us.”Inflation...


Public schools slow to embrace new law allowing ‘innovation plans’
03-15-2023 6:13 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

As middle school students returned to the classroom after remote learning during COVID-19, Concord School District officials knew they needed a new learning approach. Kids were disoriented after remote and hybrid learning had disrupted their ability...

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