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Senate Bill 193: Revisions, Union Opposition, Etc.

(Hour 1b) Rich talked about revisions to Senate Bill 193, which is the Education Savings Account bill.  He spoke about Union opposition, before telling the listeners about Manchester School Board member Barbara Shaw’s stance on the bill.  He and frequent show listener John Sartorelli then discussed the educational benefits of homeschooling, changes to the bill in order to pass it, and more.  Tune in to get all of the...

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The Is Our Children Learning Segment

(Hour 3a) Rich opened up the hour by talking about the history of the Is Our Children Learning segment, commenting on the history of Anchors who have participated in the segment.  He then shared about the changing quality of education over the years, what made the segment notable and more.  Tune in to get all of the...

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Bottom Up Education

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to former Hooksett School Board member John Lyscars, who came on the show to talk about Bottom Up Education.  They spoke about changing the educational system, a Higher Education Learning Program (HELP), and more.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here to view their site. (Hour 3c) Rich and John continued in their discussion about the current state of education.  They shared about restricting teachers, training teachers, competition for private schools and...

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Humble Host Discusses Manchester Academic Standards

(Hour 3a) After being prompted by Mom-at-Large Patrice Benard, Rich addressed the Manchester Academic Standards.  He spoke about the next gen science standards, wondering why institutes of higher education were not consulted in the crafting of the standards.  He then shared about Manchester’s issues, surrounding areas and more.  Tune in to get all of the details!...

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Preparing for Standardized Testing, Revamping the SAT and Social/Emotional Needs of Students

(Hours 3b,c) Rich talked to Felix Alvarado, Headmaster at Straight “A” Academy, for Is Our Children Learning.  Felix began the segment by speaking about work that he’s doing at West High School and in Goffstown to help prepare students to take the SAT.  They then shared about differences between the SAT and the ACT, measuring student progress, and more.  Tune in to get all of the details! (Hour 3c) Rich took a call from former Hooksett School Board member John Lyscars, who inquired about the revamping of the SAT.  Felix then told Rich about an area in the new...

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Election Issues: Campaign Commercials and Summarizing Support

(Hours 2a,b,c) Rich began the hour by telling the listeners that he’s still in Facebook Jail.  He then shared his message to the residents of the Queen City and pointed out that he should have provided support for Mayor Ted Gatsas in the video.  Finally, he talked about those who should not be elected in November.  Tune in to get all of the details! Click here to view Rich’s video. (Hour 2b) Rich continued to play candidate videos in this segment.  He played the videos for Ward 10 School Board candidate Tom McGee and Ward 2 School Board candidate David Scannell.  He...

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On Air News Read for October 20. 2017

The Smarter Balanced Assessment is gone!  That’s what the New Hampshire Department of Education basically said when it announced that American Institutes for Research will provide the statewide standardized assessments that will be used to see how kids in grades three through eight are doing in English and math and they’re doing in grades five, eight and eleven in science.  The S A T will remain the assessment for high school juniors. In a statement released by the department, Commissioner Frank Edelblut said he is confident that A I R will provide high quality assessments designed to meet the...

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The Craig Campaign: Antagonism Towards Mayor Ted Gatsas

(Hours 3b,c) Rich began the segment by tackling Mayoral candidate Joyce Craig’s campaigning strategy, pointing out the lack of attention towards her political career.  He addressed the violation of confidentiality that occurred when Manchester School Board member Nancy Tessier sent out a letter and wondered about Craig’s silence in the situation.  Finally, he shared about Sanctuary Cities, Mayor Gatsas’ attendance record and more.  Tune in to get the details!   (Hour 3c) Rich continued in his coverage of Joyce Craig.  He spoke about problems being experienced within the Manchester School District and Craig’s accusations towards Mayor Ted Gatsas concerning...

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