Civics

In pursuit of equity, some NH schools continue shift away from ‘leveling’

Critics of leveling say the structure harms poor students, students of color, English language learners and other marginalized kids, often underrepresented in higher-level courses. And they argue it evaluates students on snapshot performance rather than potential, labeling some students as unlikely to succeed and even locking them out of future opportunities like college. READ MORE

Civics

Mind the gap: Educational experiences differ widely between towns for New Hampshire students

As conversations continue around how to improve New Hampshire’s school system, the root cause of these educational disparities is heavily debated. So, too, are the measures used to track them, such as standardized testing and college enrollment data. And opinions differ widely on addressing the gaps, from increasing investment in the public system to expanding private “school choice” options.   READ MORE