Full-Day vs. Half-Day Kindergarten

The following research report is written by Dr. Jody Underwood, a Croydon School Board member since 2010 and Education Fellow with the Granite Institute. Dr. Underwood received her B.S. in computer science from Hofstra University, her M.S. in computer science with Continue reading Full-Day vs. Half-Day Kindergarten

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

New Hope for HB 1637

Update 6/8/16:  The bill is officially enrolled and on Governor Hassan’s desk! Please contact Gov. Hassan urging her to allow it to pass into law. Her phone number is (603) 271-2121. Her office may also be contacted through their website. Alternatively you can Continue reading New Hope for HB 1637

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 11, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 11, 2016. There are two particularly important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks — one has a public hearing with the Senate Education Committee, and one will be Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 11, 2016

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 4, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 4, 2016. The House finished “cross over” a week ago, and now the House and Senate have traded most bills. There are a few especially important bills this week, Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 4, 2016

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 21, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of March 21, 2016. This is the final week for “cross over”, when the House and Senate finalize remaining bills that originated in their chambers. Surviving bills are traded to the Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 21, 2016

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 29, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 29, 2016. The legislative session is beginning “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade bills. A handful have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. The Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 29, 2016

Guarantee an Adequate Education?

The NH Department of Education and Attorney General have repeatedly claimed that only public schools can provide an adequate education and that parents cannot determine the best educational options for their children. In letters to the Croydon School Board the Continue reading Guarantee an Adequate Education?

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 15, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 15, 2016. The public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which is very influential when the entire body votes. Several bills are Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 15, 2016

Noble Goals Funded With Public-Private Partnerships — What Could Go Wrong?

” Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished, too.” — Aldous Huxley   Once again the senate introduced a bill that would create a preschool program, effectively expanding our public school Continue reading Noble Goals Funded With Public-Private Partnerships — What Could Go Wrong?