The Dutch education system is made up of three major types of schools: public schools, Catholic or Protestant independent schools and non-denominational independent schools. Each of these groups of schools has national organizations for parents, teachers and school boards.
Timo Heikkinen, who began teaching in Finland’s public schools in 1980 and is now principal of Kallahti Comprehensive School in eastern Helsinki, remembers when most of his high-school teachers sat at their desks dictating to the open notebooks of compliant children.
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images The Edgemont School District in Westchester County, New York has the best schools in the country, according to a new ranking from education review website Niche. Interestingly, all of the top 10 school districts on Niche's list are in New York or Pennsylvania.
Ranking and review site Niche.com has identified the best school districts in the United States using data sourced from various government and public data sets, the website's own proprietary data, and over four million opinion-based survey responses across a variety of topics from 287,606 current students, recent alumni, and parents.
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According to US News and World Report, New Hampshire is number 3 in the nation for the best public schools, so we’re all starting off in a great place! Of course, the quality of schools is not even statewide, so we’re looking at Niche.com’s ratings of public school districts in New Hampshire to find the best of the best.