Supports, through coordination with the Deputy Commissioner's Office, efforts for high schools seeking to engage in redesign for 21st century practice. New Hampshire is deeply engaged in a vision for high school redesign that encompasses the creation of learning communities in which every participant is actively involved in the process of learning. New Hampshire’s goal is that each student will receive a rigorous and personalized education. Every student deserves a course of study that allows him or her to learn in a deep, meaningful and practical way. Not only do students need to know facts, they need to know how to apply those facts to new situations, how to solve problems, and how to expand their knowledge and opportunities. All students deserve a rigorous secondary education that prepares them for post-secondary education and meaningful careers.
|Background & History||Project Success|
|Comments from the New Hampshire Educational Community||Redesigning Schools for the 21st Century
New Hampshire's vision for high school redesign was discussed at a forum for educators from around the state on September 16, 2008. The keynote speaker was Linda Darling-Hammond.
|Course-Level Competencies||Reports & Documents|
|Clarification 306.27 Competencies/Grading||Support for High School Redesign|
|Extended Learning Opportunities||Second Governor's Summit on High School Graduation|
|Improving Graduation Rates through Regional Career and Technical Education Centers||Third New Hampshire Governor's Summit on High School Graduation|
|New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC)|
|What NH Can Do To Achieve Zero Dropouts by 2012?
Powerpoint presentation by Dr. Robert Balfanz, from the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University.
|Paul K. Leather
Deputy Commissioner of Education
Supervisor, Counseling & Psychology
State Director, NH PACE, Competencies, ELO
Microsoft PowerPoint format. You can download a free reader from Microsoft.