The Coalition supported the recommendations made by the 65×25 Work Group in regards to their:

  • Definition of a high-quality postsecondary credential;
  • Target populations and number of credentials to get to 65×25;
  • Strategies to reach 65×25; and
  • Structure to support and sustain statewide effort to reach 65×25.

To see the detailed recommendations of the Work Group, click here.

  • New goal & initiative of 65% college completions by 2025
  • Partner in creation of NH Education Innovation Fund
  • 21 presentations to Coalition on innovative education initiatives
  • Coalition creation of 3 overarching directions going forward: STEM Pathways, Early Childhood Learning, Mentoring. These 3 overarching directions encompass the Coalition agreement on 7 education initiatives as priorities for Coalition advocacy (see news release on this website for details) and solicitation of requests from those initiatives for Coalition advocacy
  • Support for NH Scholars program funding from NH Dept. of Education. NH Scholars now in 73 NH high schools promoting more rigor and relevance in student studies to encourage them to become more college ready
  • Support and advocacy for Common Core Standards in NH schools with the caveat that local school districts and individual schools be able to use these Standards as a foundation for developing and enhancing their own higher standards. Participation in events and meetings on Common Core Standards
  • Support and financial contribution for NH Charitable Foundation initiative to map STEM programs throughout NH, and a follow-up grant request to Lumina Foundation for funding a STEM pathways initiative in NH
  • Endorsement of “Learning Exchange” at Community College System
  • Continuing array of interviews on WMUR-TV with leaders of Coalition-backed initiatives, including leaders of NH Early Childhood, 10,000 Mentors, Pathways, STEAM AHEAD NH, University System of NH, Community College System of NH, legislation at the State House on education funding, social concerns with the impacts of drugs, poverty, drop outs, etc. on education of our young people.
  • Creation and airing of TV ads promoting the idea that “education” and “economy” are the same, and that both schools and businesses teach our students
  • Creation of Coalition website
  • Creation of Coalition Steering Group and Coalition budget
  • Management of Coalition funds by NH Charitable Foundation
  • News media covered of Coalition by Nashua Telegraph, Concord Monitor, Portsmouth Herald, NH Business Review, Associated Press, WMUR-TV
  • NH Forum on the Future event with business and education leaders on why “NH Colleges and NH Businesses Need Each Other”
  • Ongoing collaboration with Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Education Council