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KSC and NH DOE Launch Student Resource

Keene State College and NH Department of Education Launch Online Resource for Students, Parents and Educators

Online Resource Helps High School Students Prepare for Study and Career After Graduation

Keene State College announced today a new online resource, which was created by the College through a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Education. The website, NextSteps-NH.org, was created as part of the project Next Steps NH, which aims to help students with disabilities and those who are at risk of dropping out of school transition into college or career in New Hampshire. It is also an important resource for educators.

“Keene State College is a long-standing partner with the New Hampshire Department of Education. We are proud to assist families and students as they chart their path forward after graduation from high school,” said Keene State College Associate Dean and Professor, School of Professional and Graduate Studies, Steve Bigaj. “This online resource is available for the public to use, and it’s an integral part of our Master’s of Special Education Program. It is an important tool for families and educators, even if they are located outside of New Hampshire. Our focus is helping young people take steps toward reaching their long-term goals.”

The foundation of this work is based on the fact that college and career readiness is more than an academic endeavor. Schools, students and families must plan and work together to ensure successful transition.

“As the Project Coordinator of the Next Steps NH project, it is exciting to see the website come to life. Keene State College, in partnership with the NH Department of Education and other project partners, have worked hard to create a valuable website full of resources to support students, families and educators. This site is full of tools to support students with disabilities and/or who are at risk of dropping out of school,” said New Hampshire Department of Education, coordinator for Next Steps NH, Amy Aiello.

This work is funded through the NH Department of Education. The New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education was awarded a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs for the years 2012-2016.

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