The New Hampshire Department of Education joined a collaboration of 15 higher education institutions to prepare teachers and other educators, according to announcements by Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry and Higher Education Commissioner Richard A. Gustafson.
In 2011, the members of the New Hampshire IHE Network set aside the usual competitive inclinations in order to share best practices and data collection techniques and calibrate evaluation measures of student teachers and interns.
On Nov. 21, the state Education Department formally joined with the campuses to work with the Legislature and professional education groups on building a modern workforce of educators, leaders and scholars committed to excellence.
The initiative is one of the many that emerged from the P–16 Working Group established by former Gov. John Lynch in 2006.