As part of Reaching Higher NH’s effort to support New Hampshire’s public schools, School Talk brings you conversations and stories that illuminate important issues in education. Visit reachinghighernh.org for more stories about NH schools.
Always a Teacher
Reaching Higher policy analyst and former teacher Matt Gerding draws connections between the marvelous world of middle school and his current work as a policy analyst.
Putting the Why in Policy
Kayla Provencher experienced the inequities between NH's schools firsthand as a young person, when her family moved from one town to another. Now Reaching Higher's Policy Researcher, she's passionate about making education policy accessible to those most affected by it and determined to stay focused on the real reason Reaching Higher exists: the students.
A Taste of Medicine
A new healthcare pre-apprenticeship offers high school students the chance to prepare for a registered apprenticeship in one of three fields while working at Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon and taking classes at River Valley Community College in Claremont. It's one of several partnerships and initiatives designed to address the healthcare worker shortage and open doors for students.
Spotlight on School Boards
What exactly does a school board do? Why does it matter? How do board members get elected? And what does it take to serve effectively on a board? In this episode, we talk with Barrett Christina, Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, and two current school board members, to learn what it's like to run for and serve on a school board.
Little Learners, Big Ideas
To support their youngest learners this year, educators are rethinking classroom structures and focusing on building relationships
Claremont, Part Two
After the release of the Claremont decisions, the state legislature responds. So why are school districts still suing the state today?
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I learned so much from Henry Lavoie’s reporting on the school budget over multiple decades in Hopkinton. Would love to hear more.