Ann Marie Banfield, Author at Granite Grok

Ann Marie Banfield

Ann Marie Banfield has been researching education reform for over a decade and actively supports parental rights, literacy and academic excellence in k-12 schools. You can contact her at: banfieldannmarie@gmail.com

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Who has your child’s data in school?

After reading through an opinion piece written by William R. Harbron Ed.D, superintendent of the Dover School District in Dover: Education in Dover: What is social and emotional learning and why you should care, I noticed he left many important issues out of this new federal education policy that parents need to be aware of. Should government schools …

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How Technology Vendors are Building a Profile on Toddlers in New Hampshire with the Assistance of Governor Sununu:

Governor Sununu announced in a press conference that New Hampshire would receive a Preschool Development grant from the federal government. This is an initiative coming to New Hampshire that involves tracking personal information on your children from birth to the age of 20 years old. Spark NH has been pushing a political agenda for more access to early childhood education in spite …

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Where has Volinsky Been?

In the article titled: “Volinsky calls for Edelblut to go,” (Union Leader, Dec. 18) Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky argues that Commissioner Edelblut has advanced policies that weaken financial support for public schools.

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Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig: a lousy education legacy

Mayor Joyce Craig has done nothing to improve the quality of education in Manchester. As Chairman of the Board, she should have come in with a plan to improve the public schools in Manchester. Instead, she appears to be punting that authority to community organizers like Manchester Proud and the Nellie Mae Foundation.  Both of …

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Bedford’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator Censors IB Students’ Honest Critique of the IB Program

As a former Bedford resident who continually questioned the value of the International Baccalaureate Program in the school district, I was not surprised when I found out that an attempt by IB diploma students to criticize their experience, would not be allowed. Bedford’s IB Coordinator, Jon Cannon sent an e-mail to the Senior Diploma Candidates, …

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Manchester School District: On the Verge of Adopting a Failed Common Core Math Program?

The good news is, Manchester is looking to provide a math program for their students.  The bad news is, the programs chosen align with the failed Common Core standards that have been plaguing schools for almost a decade now. The Curriculum and Instruction Committee began looking at different math programs to adopt in the school …

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