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For the first time, education commissioner speaks publicly about minimum standards revision, but he faces skepticism
05-15-2024 11:00 AM

By KELLY BURCH

After an hour-long public conversation with the commissioner of the N.H.  Department of Education, school board members in Manchester – the state’s largest school district –  remained frustrated by a lack of clear answers and unconvinced that proposed...

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Public comments on minimum ed standards revision are overwhelmingly in opposition
06-11-2024 11:25 AM

By RHIANWEN WATKINS

The N.H. Department of Education’s proposed update of minimum standards for public education is drawing significant backlash from the public, at least according to the overwhelming opposition contained in over 200 written comments sent to the...


N.H. schools go beyond academics in crafting a ‘portrait of a graduate’
06-03-2024 10:21 AM

By KELLY BURCH

Earlier this year at Franklin High School, a group of cheerleaders got together to present their physics project. But there was no PowerPoint or test papers. Instead, the girls used cheerleading and stunting to demonstrate principles of the...


N.H. legislators continue to ignore three-year-old school-funding recommendations
05-23-2024 11:00 AM

By KELLY BURCH

As decades of litigation centered on funding an adequate education for Granite State children linger on, New Hampshire lawmakers still have not addressed a potential solution outlined by a bipartisan commission they established over three years...


Legislature’s lawyers say revisions to minimum education standards could violate the N.H, Constitution
05-22-2024 11:24 AM

By KELLY BURCH

The N.H. Department of Education’s proposed revisions in New Hampshire’s minimum standards for public schools may violate the state constitution. That’s according to written feedback on the standards, known as the 306s, provided by the Office of...


Solving New Hampshire’s food waste problem one step at a time
05-20-2024 11:30 AM

By MICHAEL McCORD

Joan Cudworth had a burst of show-and-tell inspiration in the summer of 2018.Cudworth, who was then solid waste supervisor for the town of Hollis, came to the select board meeting with a partial solution to tackle the rising costs of trash disposal....


Lawyers and lawmakers assert the Department of Education is on the verge of violating the law
05-07-2024 1:10 PM

By RHIANWEN WATKINS

New Hampshire’s state funding of public schools is the lowest in the nation, despite the state Constitution requiring the state government to finance an adequate education for every child.The arguments over state school funding have raged in the...


N.H. Educators voice overwhelming concerns over State Board of Education’s proposals on minimum standards for public schools
04-22-2024 10:43 AM

By RHIANWEN WATKINS

Teachers, school superintendents and members of the public are criticizing the State Board of Education’s proposal for updating minimum standards for public schools, saying it would weaken education and reduce state funding, forcing taxpayers to...


New Hampshire lags behind other states in dealing with greenhouse gases from vehicles
04-02-2024 1:26 PM

Kylie Valluzzi

Emissions from motor vehicles are the single largest source of greenhouse emissions in New Hampshire, according to the 2024 Priority Climate Action Plan.Yet New Hampshire, unlike every other New England state, has not adopted California’s...


Years-long waits for vouchers worsen the pain of New Hampshire’s housing crisis
03-16-2024 6:00 PM

By RHIANWEN WATKINS

Lisa Morales of Keene finally received her housing voucher after 18 months of waiting — a relatively short time compared to the sometimes years-long process others face in obtaining one. Waiting was not the main issue she encountered, however —...


Opioids in NH Part III: The view from the frontlines
01-29-2024 12:00 PM

By ANTHONY TONE PAYTON

Healthcare professionals, first responders and community workers are at the forefront of dealing with the opioid epidemic, facing challenges and responsibilities as they strive to save lives, provide care and address the devastating consequences of...


Opioids in N.H. Part I: A survivor’s story
01-27-2024 2:31 PM

By ANTHONY TONE PAYTON

Jodi Newell and her husband Kory met in their senior year of high school in North Weymouth, Mass. Their families were connected and lived in the city.“Oh my God — our relationship was a saga,” Jodi said. She smiled as she recalled him picking her up...


‘News deserts’ proliferate across country, and in NH too
01-24-2024 4:45 PM

By MICHAEL MCCORD

The weekly Carriage Town News will cease publication on Feb. 1 after more than 40 years of informing readers in six southeastern New Hampshire towns and putting them in the same boat as some 70 million other Americans who already live in what are...


How the Electoral College works in NH
01-18-2024 10:59 AM

By KENNETH TRAN

The Electoral College is a widely misunderstood and confusing institution for Americans. The big message is clear though: a candidate needs 270 electoral votes to become the President of the United States. New Hampshire possesses four of these...


Educators give low marks to rule changes
11-14-2023 6:17 PM

By KELLY BURCH

In the wake of a report highly critical of proposed statewide educational reforms in the works for two years, local educators sat down for the first time this week with members of the task force overseeing the revisions.When pressed for details on the...


Tight labor market still choking economic growth
11-12-2023 5:39 PM

By MELISSA RUSSELL

Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith is known for its hot sandwiches, turkey dinners and “every day is Thanksgiving” vibe. Their promise, as stated on the menu, is to serve delicious meals with exceptionally warm and friendly service. But that is...


It’s business as usual for NH colleges in the wake of Affirmative Action ruling
11-08-2023 6:22 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that using Affirmative Action in college admissions was unconstitutional, the national media warned of dire consequences.The “Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban is a catastrophic blow to the American...


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...


Part 1: New standards continue a decades-long push toward competency-based education in the Granite State
10-03-2023 6:14 PM

By KELLY BURCH

New Hampshire is nearing the end of a more than three-year effort to revamp the state’s core educational standards. When approved early next year, these new rules will steer the course of public education for at least the next decade. In this...


New initiative seeks to confront digital divide
09-28-2023 6:17 PM

By JORDYN HAIME

Researchers at University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension are developing a five-year plan aimed at closing the state’s digital divide by increasing statewide access to internet, digital literacy education, digital devices and training, among...


Policy changes and workforce development may help address substitute shortages
05-10-2023 6:01 PM

By KELLY BURCH

Around the country, schools are getting creative with solutions to address what educators call a chronic shortage of substitute teachers. In New Mexico, the Governor called members of the National Guard into classrooms in 2022. In Oklahoma and North...

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