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NH to Recieve $1.4 Million Dollars in School Improvement Grants

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that New Hampshire, Hawaii, and Idaho will receive approximately $5.2 million to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department’s School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. New

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Court Strikes Down Vouchers for Religious Schools

On Monday, Strafford County Superior Court declared using funds for vouchers to religious schools unconstitutional as a provision of the voucher tax credit law. That portion of the program will have to shut down immediately. The program will be able

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NH Teacher of the Year, Selected as a National Finalist

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Heidi Welch as one of the four finalists for the 2013 National Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Heidi Welch has been teaching for sixteen years with the last fourteen at

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Norwich University Ranked by US News and World Report

Norwich University officials announced that four of its online programs have been ranked as “one of the best” in US News and World Report”s 2013 rankings of online programs. Established in 1997 with the launch of its first online master’s

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NH Senate President Peter Bragdon issues Lawsuit Statement

NH Senate President Peter Bragdon issued the following statement on Friday regarding the lawsuit filed against the state concerning the recently enacted Education Tax Credit Program. The pleadings, from lead plaintiff Bill Duncan, consisted of 70 pages of carefully crafted

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New Tuition Rates for Newport Schools

Newport School Board voted 4-0 to establish their tuition rates on a 3-year rolling average. Tuition rates vary from year to year and in the past have increased at times over $2,000 per student. Other years the tuition rate has

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Governor Shumlin Seeks to Fill New Cabinet Position – Education Secretary

VT Governor Peter Shumlin and Stephan Morse, Vermont Board of Education Chair, announced on Thursday a nationwide search for an Education Secretary. It is the first time a Governor is making this new cabinet level appointment. . “This change is

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