2017 Highlights

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

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 29, 2017

The NH House of Representatives has three school choice bills on the agenda — SB 8, one of this year’s town tuitioning (aka Croydon) bills and two others of more modest impact. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 29, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 1, 2017

These are the final days for House committees to vote on any bills with fiscal notes as they have to go to a second committee. There are a few critical school choice bills remaining. As always, the detailed schedule with Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 1, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 24, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize bills this week if they must go to a second committee, generally those with fiscal notes. Any differences between the House and Senate versions must be negotiated as we head into May and June. Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 24, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 17, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize bills by April 25th if they must go to a second committee, generally those with fiscal notes. Any differences between the House and Senate versions must be negotiated as we head into May and Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 17, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 10, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize their bills in the next few weeks and then negotiate any differences as we head into May. Not much more left! As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 10, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 3, 2017

We are just past the half-way point of the legislative session with the House and Senate having exchanged surviving bills. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at the end. Overview Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 3, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 27, 2017

We are roughly half-way through the legislative session with many bills already in “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 27, 2017

Non-Academic Surveys – Call to Action

The House Education Committee needs to hear from YOU — contact them TODAY!! They will have a full committee work session on SB 43, a critical bill that empowers parents with active consent (opt-in) for most of the invasive, non-academic Continue reading Non-Academic Surveys – Call to Action

Testing Time

New Hampshire school districts administer the statewide assessment from mid March through June. Currently they administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) to students in grades 3 to 8, and use the SAT for 11th graders. The SBA was designed to Continue reading Testing Time