New Hampshire is home to around 288 public school districts, and 188,974 students. With a population of a little over 1,300,000, most of which resides in the southern half of the state, it is one of the least populated states in the country. New Hampshire has a lot to offer for those who love the outdoors, with lakes, rivers, coastline, mountains -- including the White Mountains, and the world's most hiked mountain, Monadnock. As in most states, if you want to teach in New Hampshire a Bachelor's degree is required, but there are some alternative routes as well, specifically for current teacher moving to New Hampshire.
New Hampshire has been a spearhead in various learning initiatives, many of which are related to competency-based education. Among their priorities are also listed guidelines for Kindergarten readiness, and statewide environmental literacy in schools. The New Hampshire Learning Initiative is an organization formed by educators to help New Hampshire schools implement competency-based education successfully. New Hampshire was also one of the states approved to pilot the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).