2017 Legislator Report Card

We are pleased to publish our second annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on this session’s school choice bills with roll call votes. We followed and reported on many more issues and bills throughout the year, but only roll-call Continue reading 2017 Legislator Report Card

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 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 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

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 13, 2017

This is week nine of the legislative session and “cross over” is well underway with several bills moving on to the other chamber. Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with committee members and share your opinion. The Legislative Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 13, 2017