The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) is supposed to be a bridge between the homeschool community and representatives from the public school system and the NH Department of Education. Are they fulfilling their purpose? The NH Home Education Advisory Continue reading What is HEAC’s Purpose?
To date one draft bill regarding home education is filed for 2018. It is Legislative Service Request (LSR) #2329 with Rep. Robert Theberge as the primary sponsor and Representatives Yvonne Thomas, Larry Laflamme, and Edith Tucker as co-sponsors. Note that Continue reading Upcoming Homeschool Legislation
The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) met on September 14, 2017 after a summer hiatus although the meeting was not disclosed in advance on the NH Department of Education’s website. Because only five of 11 voting members were present, one Continue reading Is HEAC Ignoring Rules?
With the next school year right around the corner, some families are filing a Letter of Intent to begin home educating their children. They have a choice to file with their local school district (SAU) office, a private school that Continue reading Nashua Wants More From Homeschoolers
2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major Continue reading 2017 Highlights
This is week eight of the legislative session and “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills, is underway. We now have some House Bills with public hearings in the Senate, so continue to follow the bills as Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 6, 2017
The Pelham School Board recently voted to change their home education policy at their January 18th meeting. Although there has been no recent change to home education statutes, the Superintendent presented it as if an update is needed. In the Continue reading Pelham Updates Home Ed Policy
The Senate Education Committee will hold its first public hearings of the new session and the House Education Committee continues with more hearings and exec sessions on several important bills. This is the best chance to communicate with committee members Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 23, 2017
What exactly is school choice? School Choice is a term used extensively in political, education policy, and advocate circles, but what does it mean? In the strictest sense it refers to the various educational institutions available to families, namely public, Continue reading Defining School Choice
A major reason why Common Core is a threat to school choice is that the aligned high-stakes tests may drive curriculum choices for public and private schools as well as home education programs. Prospective college students face competitive entrance requirements Continue reading Alternative College Exams