Thanks to a five-year $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of New Hampshire will prepare and support 60 highly qualified elementary and secondary math and science teachers for rural, high-need New Hampshire schools beginning this summer. “We are excited to bring our excellence in teacher preparation to the North Country,” said Leslie Couse, professor and chair of education. Learn more.
Donald Trump supporters are less likely than Hillary Clinton supporters to trust scientists for information about climate change, to think that climate change is causing problems now, or to support action to reduce its risks, according to new research by Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology and Carsey fellow. Learn more.
Tate Aldrich '08 began teaching English at Laconia High School in the fall of 2009, and during the last eight years, he’s made community, compassion and critical thinking the pillars of his teaching philosophy. Now, he’s being recognized for his efforts — in September, the state Department of Education named Aldrich as New Hampshire’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Now in the running for the national Teacher of the Year award, Aldrich says he’s the teacher he is today thanks to growing up in Laconia and his years at UNH. Learn more.
Goblins, ghosts, werewolves, witches. At this time of year, those words conjure images of Halloween and favorite scary stories. For one member of the UNH faculty, however, research into the folklore and fears of the past has also shed light on some of the issues of classism, racism and hate mongering making headlines today — and attracted the attention of Smithsonian.com. Learn more.