Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 20, 2017

This is week seven of the legislative session and committees are finalizing “early bills” that need to go to another committee. Usually these have fiscal notes and move on to Finance or Ways and Means. This also means we are Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 20, 2017

Charter School Bills Scheduled for Week of January 30, 2017

There are a number of bills this year pertaining to chartered public schools, and many parents, teachers, and administrators requested a special edition of our weekly bill schedule. Here it is! This is a subset of bills from our regular Continue reading Charter School Bills Scheduled for Week of January 30, 2017

2016 Report Card

We are pleased to publish our first annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on the session’s school choice bills with roll calls. We followed and reported on many more bills throughout the year, but only roll calls provide direct Continue reading 2016 Report Card

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

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

Youth Employment Bill Moves Forward

It is already a challenge for teens to find employment, but New Hampshire law puts an unfair hurdle in place for non-public school students. The statute is intended to ensure that students under age 16 would not face academic hardships Continue reading Youth Employment Bill Moves Forward

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