The Division of Educational Improvement consists of the following bureaus/offices.
The Office of Educational Technology (OET) provides leadership and assistance to schools and districts regarding the integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into the teaching and learning process; and also provides leadership, assistance, and guidance in the effective use of virtual, online, blended, and distance learning, along with technology planning, library media services, internet safety, and the federal E-Rate program, based on current trends, research, and funding opportunities. The OET is responsible for the adminitration of the NH e-Learning for Educators online professional development program, which offers online courses and tutorials through OPEN NH, and also provides training in facilitation and development of online and blended learning experiences. OET also represents the Department of Education as a member of the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative (NHSCI).
Provides leadership, technical assistance, and professional development to schools and community-based organizations in the implementation of specific federal grant programs authorized through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and amended by the "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001" (PL 107-110). Certain programs serve general populations, while others are designed to serve children, youth, and families with specific educational needs, such as disadvantaged, neglected and delinquent, migrant, homeless, and non-English speaking children.
The mission of this Bureau is to improve the achievement of students by providing educational leadership though accountability.
Provides educational leadership, program technical assistance, federal and state funding, and general services that promote and fund health, nutritional daily needs of children and adults, and nutrition education for all program participants through the administration of USDA Child Nutrition Services in New Hampshire schools, institutes, and summer programs.
The Office of STEM Education coordinates efforts across multiple divisions to support the modernization of STEM education, with particular emphasis on broadening participation in Computer Science, Technology, and Engineering. Elements of this include: credentialing, instructional support, academic standards and student assessment. The STEM Office also works with external groups including the Governor’s STEM Task Force, institutes of higher education (IHEs), and business and industry partners.
The mission of Special Education is to improve educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities by providing and promoting leadership, technical assistance and collaboration statewide.
The NH Office of Student Wellness is committed to the development of the whole child. We work, in collaboration with local communities, school districts, and individuals, to support students as they become fully productive members of society. It provides information, resources, and technical assistance in the areas of HIV prevention education, Health education, and School Health Services.