We conclude our "Exploring Education" series with the N.H. Department of Education's Learn Everywhere program. This initiative would allow the state school board to approve credits for students' outside experiences, from internships to dance classes. Supporters say the goal is wider academic and economic opportunity, but many teachers and local administrators are opposed.
This show originally aired on August 19th, 2019.
- Frank Edelblut - Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education since February 2017. Edelblut formerly served as a Republican member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
- Sarah Gibson - NHPR Education Reporter.
- Dr. Carl Ladd - Executive Director, New Hampshire School Administrators Association, a former superintendent and teacher in grades 6 through 12. He has also served as a school board member.
NHPR's Sarah Gibson reported on educators' concerns about the Learn Everywhere program.