Family Profile: He Loves His School

We are fortunate to have many families reach out to us with their experiences regarding educational options. They are part of our Family Profile series. This week is recognized as National School Choice Week. Since its beginning in 2011, there have been more than 58,000 events across the country and around the world. New Hampshire Read More

Schedule for Week of January 22, 2018

January is the most intense month when nearly all our bills have public hearings. There are three of particular note – HB 1263 would reinstate the annual reporting of homeschool year-end evaluations; HB 1492 expands Manifest Educational Hardship to consider the impact on students; and HB 1650 removes education from the purview of DCYF. These Read More

Children are More Than Test Scores

The House Education Committee recently held a public hearing on HB 1744, a bill that would empower parents with the ability to refuse their children’s participation in statewide assessments. No one spoke against the bill. The committee has not voted on it yet, but may soon. There is still time to contact committee members; their Read More

Homeschooling Is Not Neglect

Join us to SUPPORT House Bill 1650 that would level the playing field for homeschoolers facing truancy and educational neglect charges. Homeschooling is neither abuse nor neglect and should not be investigated as such. The bill will have a public hearing in the House Child & Family Law Committee on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00pm Read More

Family Profile: A Child with Special Needs Thrives in a Private School

This is part of our Family Profile series that features NH families that utilize educational opportunities for their children. This story comes from Sasha Levin, a New Hampshire father of a child with special needs. Sasha shared his son’s experience in a NH-based Facebook group for families with special needs children in response to discussions Read More

Schedule for Week of January 15, 2018

The 2018 session is well underway with a full slate of hearings in multiple committees. We are monitoring several bills and those will include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills and meetings relevant to education issues. Of particular note this week is the House Finance Committee’s public hearing for the Read More

Break the Testing Stranglehold

HB 1744, a bill that will break the testing stranglehold on our students and teachers, will have a public hearing in the House Education Committee on Thursday, January 18 at 10:45am. This is an important school choice bill because parents – not the state – should direct their children’s education. It is also important to Read More

Family Profile: One Size Does Not Fit All

Each child has unique needs, talents, and goals. By extension, a one-size-fits-all education will not succeed. Families across New Hampshire are sharing their stories with us about what educational opportunities mean to them. We are honored to share them as part of our Family Profile series. This story comes from a veteran and divorced mom Read More

Empower Families with Opportunities

Overview Senate Bill 193, the Education Savings Account bill, will have a public hearing on Tuesday, January 16th at 1:30pm before the House Finance Committee. The hearing is scheduled in room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), but the location could change. The LOB is at 33 N State Street, directly behind the State Read More

Homeschool Freedom Threatened

Overview HB 1263, the bill that would reinstate the annual reporting requirements of all homeschoolers has a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 25th at 1:00pm before the House Education Committee. The hearing is scheduled in room 207 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), but the location could change. Please join us for this critical Read More

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