Tag: Special Education

Family Profile: Home Educating a Child with Special Needs

From time to time we will share stories about New Hampshire children whose lives are impacted by educational opportunities. We recently asked home educating families to send us their stories – what makes homeschooling important to them and how it impacts their lives. Today’s profile is about a homeschooling family with a son who has Read More

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 role in advancing educational options for our children and future generations in the Granite State. Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 20, 2017

This is week ten of the legislative session and “cross over” is well underway with several bills moving on to the other chamber. It’s a light week, but important bills are scheduled. Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with committee members and share your opinion. The Legislative Office Building (LOB) is located immediately Read More

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. We all can make a difference to engage with our children’s teachers and schools, encourage Read More

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 exec’d by the House Education Committee. The public has until the executive sessions to impact Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 7, 2016

The following was the legislative schedule for the week of March 7, 2016. It was one of the major “cross over” weeks, when the House and Senate finalized many bills that originated in their chambers. Any surviving bills are reassigned to the other chamber. There were several important bills this week; they are identified with Read More

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 public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which Read More

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 scheduled for executive sessions this week. Contact information for the House and Senate Education Committees Read More

Testimony for HB 1432, a Bill to Delay NH’s Common Core Assessment

The following is testimony I submitted for HB 1432, a bill that would delay implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) by two years. This testimony addresses only one area of problems with the SBA. Please read my other posts regarding student privacy, associated implementation costs, and other  Common Core related posts for a more Read More