From the Concord Monitor
Published October 1, 2014
By Nick Reid
Fred Bramante, a former chairman of the state Board of Education, said yesterday the Pittsfield School District is pioneering the future of education with its focus on extending learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting.
“This little town, Pittsfield, New Hampshire, is making education history,” he said after the premiere of a film showcasing the way students are partnering with community members to get hands-on experience while earning class credits.
Bramante, now the president of the National Center for Competency Based Learning, said he is bringing filmmaker Julie Mallozzi’s 15-minute documentary to the Monadnock Regional School District today to show educators there what he said learning will soon look like – “sometimes in classrooms, sometimes online and sometimes in real-world settings.”
If students can prove they’ve mastered a subject, they shouldn’t be forced to spend a certain amount of days in the classroom, Bramante said.