Category: Homeschool

HEAC Makes Slow Progress

Several critical issues face New Hampshire’s homeschool community and the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) is finally taking steps to address them. HEAC met on Thursday, April 19th, in a special meeting after another Nor’Easter storm cancelled their March meeting. The agenda included several problems we highlighted this year: the NH School Board Association’s unlawful Read More

Homeschool Art Show a Huge Success

In early April Granite State Home Educators hosted their first annual art show at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. Over 50 pieces were submitted by more than a dozen artists. The children, families, and guests all said it was a big success and look forward to holding another art show next year. The Read More

Districts Ask More of Homeschoolers

Increasingly we hear from homeschoolers that local districts are requesting information that is not required in statute. While it is important to correctly file an initial Letter of Intent and let Participating Agencies know if the family moves or ends their home ed program, no additional communication or information is mandatory. In summer 2017 we Read More

Family Profile: Homeschooling and Beyond

From time to time we will share stories about New Hampshire children who 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. For many families, homeschooling is not only about providing an education for Read More

Opportunity for HEAC to Prove Its Value

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) held their bi-monthly meeting on January 11, 2018. Their draft minutes are available here. We were again present and recorded their discussion; it is in four segments and published on our YouTube Channel. 2018 January HEAC meeting part 1 2018 January HEAC meeting part 2 2018 January HEAC meeting Read More

Schedule for Week of March 5, 2018

The legislature has its winter break this week and will resume the week of March 5. All of our bills have been exec’d in committees and several will likely have votes in the NH House of Representatives at their next session. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to Read More

Family Profile: Growing and Learning

Children have one opportunity for a K-12 education that fits their individual needs. Our Family Profile series features New Hampshire families that benefit from educational options. This profile comes from a family that discovered homeschooling is the perfect fit that allows them to grow and learn together. Homeschooling meant different things to our family over Read More

Accountability to Families or the State

Update on House Executive Sessions Several important school choice bills met their fate in House committees this week with executive sessions scheduled all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to families, but to the state. The entire New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on Read More

Schedule for Week of February 19, 2018

One school choice bill has a public hearing continued this week and several have executive sessions when committees will vote. It is critical to contact committee members about these bills before their decisions are made. Below is the upcoming schedule for the next couple weeks; we include our analysis and recommendations for priority bills. As Read More

Give Homeschoolers Fair Treatment

The House Children and Family Law Committee planned to continue the public hearing on HB 1650 re educational neglect on Tuesday, February 13th; however, because it did not appear in the House Calendar, it is rescheduled for Wednesday, February 21st, immediately before the committee will vote on the bill. This is unfortunate because the final Read More

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