New Hampshire

All but 13 of 153 districts in the state now provide kindergarten, and three have kindergarten programs in the works, according to the state education department.
July 18, 2007 – Education Week
Instituting performance-based assessments that link content to skills is a promising new approach to redesigning high schools, writes Joseph DiMartino.
April 25, 2007 – Education Week
Fifty-nine percent of elementary school students and 62 percent of middle school students in New Hampshire who took part in after-school programs showed academic and behavioral improvements in the wake of their participation, concludes a report.
February 23, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. John Lynch, in his Jan. 5 inaugural address, called for a constitutional amendment allowing New Hampshire to target school funding to the communities that need it most. The proposal by the Democratic governor, who was elected to a second term in November, is aimed at putting an end to a school finance dispute that has raged in the state for 15 years.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
New Hampshire’s school finance saga took a new turn this month, when the state supreme court struck down the funding system and threatened to step in if legislators failed to fix it by next summer.
September 20, 2006 – Education Week
Lawmakers in New Hampshire failed to approve a popular proposal by Gov. John Lynch that would have effectively raised the minimum dropout age to 18.
July 26, 2006 – Education Week
Worried about the possible shrinkage of their educated workforces in coming decades, the New England states have joined together on a new initiative aimed at preparing more students to tackle college.
May 3, 2006 – Education Week
High school graduates in New Hampshire now have greater access to postgraduation job resources, thanks to a new state program.
April 19, 2006 – Education Week
U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter rarely speaks in public, outside his cerebral participation in the court’s oral arguments. He has a reputation for leading a hermit-like existence.
April 19, 2006 – Education Week
Raising the compulsory-school-attendance age from 16 to 18 should be a legislative priority, Gov. John Lynch said last week.
January 25, 2006 – Education Week

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