Common Core http://nhpr.org en N.H. Student Data Privacy Law "One Of Most Comprehensive" In Nation http://nhpr.org/post/nh-student-data-privacy-law-one-most-comprehensive-nation <p></p><p>There’s a database in New Hampshire, nestled in hard-drives in the Department of Education, with all sorts of information about student test scores, graduation rates, and achievement. It shows how poor kids do on tests compared to rich kids, and how minorities do compared to whites, and whether schools are improving on those tests.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whenever the data in it is accessed, it’s totally anonymous; only a handful of employees at the DOE can match these test-scores with student names.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49704 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Student Data Privacy Law "One Of Most Comprehensive" In Nation Getting In: What It Means To Be "College Ready" http://nhpr.org/post/getting-what-it-means-be-college-ready <p>We’re continuing our series “<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a>” with a look at what it means to be college ready. &nbsp; A common complaint is that freshmen arrive without the fundamentals of writing and math.&nbsp; Meanwhile, the nation’s top tier schools are tougher than ever to get into – and students are playing an admissions game, figuring out the right mix of grades, extra-curriculars and experiences.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47998 at http://nhpr.org Getting In: What It Means To Be "College Ready" House Rejects Anti-Common Core Bills http://nhpr.org/post/house-rejects-anti-common-core-bills <p>The N.H. House killed two proposals to delay or limit the effect of the Common Core education standards and voted to study a third.</p><p>The debate stretched nearly three hours, and votes split mostly along party lines. Concord Democrat Mary Stuart Gile, a backer of Common Core, which was adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010,&nbsp; noted that education reform regimes come and go, but insisted that common core will benefit NH students.</p><p>"Make no mistake my colleagues the Common Core state standards raise the bar for teaching and learning."</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:17:51 +0000 Josh Rogers 45682 at http://nhpr.org Few Changes Thus Far In Manchester Common Core Rewrite, Critics and Proponents Unmoved http://nhpr.org/post/few-changes-thus-far-manchester-common-core-rewrite-critics-and-proponents-unmoved <p></p><p>Schools all around the state are currently working to “tweak” a set-of academic standards that have been adopted by nearly the entire country: the Common Core. The highest profile example of that tweaking is going on in Manchester, where critics of the standards claimed a political victory last fall when the city announced it would create its own standards. Reactions to the revisions in Manchester show that no set of standards is going to please everyone.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 45615 at http://nhpr.org Few Changes Thus Far In Manchester Common Core Rewrite, Critics and Proponents Unmoved Bill To Pull N.H. Out Of Common Core Goes Before House Committee http://nhpr.org/post/bill-pull-nh-out-common-core-goes-house-committee <p></p><p>The House Education committee continued a hearing Thursday on legislation that would require New Hampshire to pull the plug on implementing the Common Core standards.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:08:40 +0000 Michael Brindley 43877 at http://nhpr.org Bill To Pull N.H. Out Of Common Core Goes Before House Committee 'Standards Based Grading' Takes Root In N.H., Around The Country http://nhpr.org/post/standards-based-grading-takes-root-nh-around-country <p></p><p>Most of today’s students and their parents are used to report cards based on the letters A through F. But a new grading system is taking root in schools across the country that seeks to give parents a lot more information. Standards based grading breaks classes down to specific skills students have mastered.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A is good, F is bad. But what about E, M, IP, and LP?</span></p><p>Those are the grades that kids in Sanborn High School in Kingston get. They stand for exceeding, meeting, in-progress, and limited progress.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:38:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 39843 at http://nhpr.org 'Standards Based Grading' Takes Root In N.H., Around The Country The Uproar Over Common Core. http://nhpr.org/post/uproar-over-common-core <p>New Hampshire adopted these new public school standards several years ago... one of forty five states to do so. Now, while many districts are on the path, more pushback has developed in some communities, especially from groups suspicious of outside involvement in local public education.&nbsp;&nbsp;Today we'll look at the current debates around Common Core.</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 37881 at http://nhpr.org The Uproar Over Common Core. Common Core Bills Likely To Divide Conservatives http://nhpr.org/post/common-core-bills-likely-divide-conservatives <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state adopted the Common Core Standards in 2010 with little controversy at the time. But you wouldn’t know that by the tone of a legislative forum Tuesday morning. &nbsp;The controversy over the Common Core State Standards has made its way to the New Hampshire legislature. This session lawmakers will be asked to consider pulling the plug on the state’s new educational goalposts.</span></p><p></p><p>The hall was packed with conservative activists who called the forum one-sided.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:48:05 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 37613 at http://nhpr.org Common Core Bills Likely To Divide Conservatives High-Profile Critic Of Education Reform Comes To N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/high-profile-critic-education-reform-comes-nh <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Diane&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ravitch, one of the nation's loudest voices against efforts by recent presidents to re</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">form American education, says teachers should be able to make changes to the new Common Core State Standards that New Hampshire schools are implementing now.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:44:09 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 37302 at http://nhpr.org High-Profile Critic Of Education Reform Comes To N.H. In Response To Pressure, Manchester Votes To Strengthen Common Core Standards http://nhpr.org/post/response-pressure-manchester-votes-strengthen-common-core-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Manchester School Board has voted to modify a new set of state-wide education standards to make them more rigorous.</p><p>The vote was in response to pressure from critics of the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in 45 states.</p><p>The Manchester School District will create something called the &ldquo;Manchester Academic Standards.&rdquo; However, the Common Core standards will still form the foundation for the district&rsquo;s new goalposts.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:17:11 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 36937 at http://nhpr.org In Response To Pressure, Manchester Votes To Strengthen Common Core Standards Manchester Common Core Vote Postponed http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-common-core-vote-postponed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A key Manchester Board of School committee vote on how to implement federal Common Core standards has been delayed.&nbsp; The state adopted the Common Core in 2010, which outlines what students should know before passing each grade. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:18:14 +0000 Amanda Loder 35108 at http://nhpr.org The Common Core: Coming To A School Near You (Rebroadcast) http://nhpr.org/post/common-core-coming-school-near-you-rebroadcast <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>New Hampshire is among some forty states to adopt this more rigorous set of standards for math and language arts in public schools. But just as this bi-partisan effort becomes reality, the system is facing some backlash from both the right and left. We’ll find out more about Common Core and the challenges it faces getting off the ground. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 34112 at http://nhpr.org The Common Core: Coming To A School Near You (Rebroadcast) Top Stories: Common Core Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial; Common Core Skeptics & Supporters http://nhpr.org/post/top-stories-common-core-not-yet-place-already-controversial-common-core-skeptics-supporters <p>The most popular stories of the past week, from our newsroom, <em>Word of Mouth</em>, and <em>The Exchange</em>.</p><p><strong>1. <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/common-core-state-standards-not-yet-place-already-controversial">The Common Core State Standards: Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial</a></strong></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:38:06 +0000 NHPR Staff 29181 at http://nhpr.org Top Stories: Common Core Not Yet In Place, Already Controversial; Common Core Skeptics & Supporters Pulling Back The Camera, What Can We Expect From The Common Core http://nhpr.org/post/pulling-back-camera-what-can-we-expect-common-core <p></p><p>NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown has spent this week digging into the Common Core Standards, which will roll out in New Hampshire schools next year.&nbsp; He joins us now to pull the camera back a bit, and talk about what the Common Core means in the big picture.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 28970 at http://nhpr.org Pulling Back The Camera, What Can We Expect From The Common Core The Coming Of Common Core http://nhpr.org/post/coming-common-core <p>All week, NHPR Education reporter Sam Evans Brown has been looking at a massive transition underway the Granite State, a new set of school standards known as the Common Core.&nbsp; Educators nationwide have been shifting toward this new system. We’ll find out kind of discussions are taking place at our local schools among teachers, principals and students.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 28904 at http://nhpr.org The Coming Of Common Core