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We’re dedicated to creating great opportunities across New Hampshire – and we’re incredibly proud of our partnerships with the state to overcome its biggest challenges, including COVID-19. Learn about our contributionsto New Hampshire’s efforts and find helpful resources from UNH Extension for families, communities, businesses and educators.
The Concord Monitor reports on the state's Commission to Study School Funding and its collaboration with the Carsey School of Public Policy in an effort to reform how New Hampshire pays for public schooling. Laura Kiernan reports on Carsey's work with Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research in its data collection and speaks with Commission members and New Hampshire educators and businessowners on this effort and why it's needed.
Ethan Underhill, NH State Director for Urban Rural (UR) Action, writes an op-ed on UR Action and NH Listens' new collaborative project, titled Deepening Connection and Understanding Across New Hampshire's Urban/Rural Divide. This project focues on working with New Hampshire residents from all parts of the state to "strengthen relations and explore different reflections on community challenges — and their possible solutions."
Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer with the Carsey School, says birth rates had been drifting down for years and then went off a cliff during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. “In fact, because birth rates are so low and there’s been so little natural increase in the United States, the growth rate last year was the lowest it’s been since the time of the Spanish flu 100 years ago,” said Johnson. Combined with the fact that fewer immigrants are coming to the U.S., Johnson says serious implications from the birth rate decline hang over American society.
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