Month: November 2016

Alternative College Exams

A major reason why Common Core is a threat to school choice is that the aligned high-stakes tests may drive curriculum choices for public and private schools as well as home education programs. Prospective college students face competitive entrance requirements and now the standard admission tests – the SAT and ACT – are aligned to Read More

Thank you from NMS

This time of year is for reflection and thankfulness. We want to thank our generous donors and supporters for helping the Newport Montessori School fund their legal costs in the fight for school choice. Your generous donations allow the school to focus on education expenses that directly benefit the students, instead of the unexpected legal Read More

New Homeschool Support Group

A new statewide homeschool support group, Granite State Home Educators (GSHE), recently announced their launch! They are an all volunteer grassroots organization to “support and empower parents who wish to actively direct their children’s education through homeschooling.” They welcome prospective, current and retired home educators. They have extensive information already compiled on their website including Read More

Tests and Accountability

The New Hampshire Department of Education just announced the results of the spring 2016 statewide assessments, noting that scores rose three percent from last year’s baseline. Results reflect three different assessment components: the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the Common Core (aka College and Career Readiness Standards) aligned statewide test; the Performance Assessment of Competency Education Read More