Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 30, 2017

This is week four of the legislative session and we’re in full stride now with several important bills scheduled for public hearings, executive sessions, and full House votes. Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with committee members and Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 30, 2017

Part 3 — 2016 Legislative Losses

This is part three in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, and in many ways it was a tough year. However, we have a victory even here. Although several Continue reading Part 3 — 2016 Legislative Losses

Part 2 — 2016 Legislative Wins

This is part two in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, but the good news is that more parents and concerned citizens are engaged. This is how we win. Continue reading Part 2 — 2016 Legislative Wins

2016 Legislation Highlights

This year was again a mixed-bag. Victories can be passing good bills into law, but as equally important, they can be defeating the bad ones. We had a couple important bills that were vetoed by the Governor, a few tough Continue reading 2016 Legislation Highlights

Discussing HB 1637 on Local Radio Station

Earlier today I had the opportunity to be on the Girard at Large radio show with guest host, Senator Kevin Avard. We discussed HB 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, aka the Croydon bill. Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed Continue reading Discussing HB 1637 on Local Radio Station

Protect Privacy and Parents’ Rights

Another student privacy and parents’ rights bill — Senate Bill 320, relative to non-academic surveys — is on the Governor’s desk awaiting her signature. Please contact Governor Hassan urging her to allow this bill to pass into law. Her phone Continue reading Protect Privacy and Parents’ Rights

Youth Employment Bill on Governor’s Desk

House Bill 1301, the youth employment certificate bill is awaiting the Governor’s approval.   It is challenging for teens to find employment, but New Hampshire law puts an unfair hurdle in place for non-public school students. The existing statute is Continue reading Youth Employment Bill on Governor’s Desk

Summary of 2016’s Final Session

Today was a good day for school choice and parents’ rights! There were three education-related bills that we tracked in today’s double-header Senate and House sessions. All three will advance to the Governor’s desk! Below are brief summaries of all Continue reading Summary of 2016’s Final Session