New Hampshire

As students in New Hampshire sit down this month to take new state mathematics and reading tests, they won’t be alone. Their fellow students in Rhode Island and Vermont will be taking the same exams along with them.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week
Lawmakers in the Granite State spent much of their 2005 session retooling the state’s school finance system. The new law targets more aid to poor districts, shrinks a controversial statewide property tax that was created to pay for schools, and reduces the number of “donor” communities, which have to give some of the tax money they collect to less prosperous districts.
October 12, 2005 – Education Week
Dissatisfied with lawmakers’ latest cut at writing a permanent school funding law, 19 New Hampshire towns and school districts are taking the state to court—again.
August 31, 2005 – Education Week
A New Hampshire student who was barred from appearing in the school yearbook carrying a shotgun has decided not to appeal a court ruling in favor of Londonderry High School.
May 18, 2005 – Education Week
The state-appointed “special master” overseeing the restructuring of a troubled high school in Providence, R.I., will issue his first progress report next month.
April 20, 2005 – Education Week
The New Hampshire state school board has voted against requiring districts to provide kindergarten, leaving New Hampshire’s status intact as the only state without such a mandate.
April 13, 2005 – Education Week
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After meeting as a community to set policy on schools and other matters since 1766, residents of Deerfield are altering that democratic process to make room for modern demands.
April 13, 2005 – Education Week
After surviving two governors from two different parties, New Hampshire’s education commissioner resigned last month.
February 2, 2005 – Education Week
State of the States: Education highlights from latest governor's address before the legislature.
January 19, 2005 – Education Week
December 8, 2004 – Education Week

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