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CARSEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is widely known for its research, policy education, and civic engagement work. The school publishes policy-relevant research briefs, offers four master's degree programs, and brings people together for thoughtful dialogue to address societal challenges. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a touchstone for our faculty, staff, and students as we strive to make our communities more equitable and sustainable. 


 

UNH to Establish Hub for Early Childhood Education Research

The Carsey School is establishing a first-in-the-state early care and education research consortium, made possible by a $1.5 million grant from the Couch Family Foundation.

The multi-year grant will enable the Carsey School to conduct new research on early childhood care and education policy and help to build and coordinate a consortium of researchers and practitioners across the Granite State.

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This is a pivotal project that will purposefully bring together the state’s early childhood experts and stakeholders and propel us toward a research agenda that can inform both policy and action for a more robust early childhood education system in the state.” – Jess Carson, research assistant professor and director of Carsey's Center for Social Policy in Practice

The Carsey School-led consortium will include other research organizations like UNH’s Early Childhood Initiative to expand understanding beyond the challenges of access and affordability to what defines excellence in the early education classroom. Read the full article.

Upcoming Events

April
16

Climate Action Clinic & B Impact Clinic Info-session

Learn how you can get real-world experience and earn 2 credits helping local organizations with their social and environmental impacts through the B Impact Clinic or the Climate Action Clinic. Get ...
May
01

NH Listens Local Lunch Box: Asking Good Questions

 Join NH LIstens for a 45-minute informative and interactive session aimed at sharing bite-sized tips and resources from our toolbox for community engagement and facilitation. This session on Aski ...
May
08

Carsey Policy Hour: The 'Medicaid Unwinding' in New Hampshire

Many Granite Staters had pandemic-related continuous Medicaid coverage from 2020–2023, regardless of whether their eligibility status had changed during those years. As of April 1, 2023, states we ...

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