Family Profile: Millennial Family Supports ESAs

Periodically we share stories from New Hampshire families about their experiences with educational opportunities as part of our Family Profile series. This one comes from a Millennial parent who values choice. As a current homeschooling family, they will not benefit from the Education Savings Account bill, yet she believes it is critical for NH children Read More

2018 Bills Re Homeschoolers

There are a handful of bills that impact homeschoolers this year. We are tracking some of them, but want the community to be aware of the others. Front and center is House Bill 1263, a bill that would reinstate the annual year-end assessment reporting requirements for all home-educated students. **Update 1/10/18: The bill will have Read More

Schedule for Week of January 8, 2018

Welcome to the start of the 2018 legislative session! The Senate and House Education Committees kick off with full schedules of public hearings. 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. There are several bills regarding charter Read More

ESA Forum in Deerfield

Join us for this important discussion about Education Savings Accounts and SB 193 on January 11th in Deerfield — free and open to the public! Read More

ESA Makes Big Progress

Yesterday afternoon the NH House of Representatives passed the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193, in a 184 to 162 roll call vote. We live blogged the discussion on our Facebook page. The chamber was filled with Representatives wearing bright yellow scarves for National School Choice Week. The ESA bill now advances to the House Finance Read More

A Deeply Offensive Attack on Special-Needs Students

By Shalimar Encarnacion and Michelle Levell   Claiming that special-needs children will be harmed if their parents choose an outside education tailored to their specific needs is more than deeply offensive. It is harmful to the kids who need alternative services. Incredibly, that is what opponents of change in public education are doing. This false Read More

2018 National School Choice Week

School Choice for NH, partnered with Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire, New Hampshire Catholic Schools, Granite State Christian Schools Association, Granite State Home Educators, and National School Choice Week (NSCW), invite you to celebrate NSCW with us at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4pm. This family–friendly fun event will feature student performances and will be Read More

Exposing the Myths About Education Savings Accounts

Next week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will consider SB 193, which would create education savings accounts (ESAs) that families could use to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, online courses, educational therapy, and various homeschooling expenses using a portion of the funds that the state had allocated for their child’s education at Read More

Family Profile: Unschooling Benefits

This is part of our occasional Family Profiles series that features families who are utilizing educational options for their children. This portrait comes from an unschooling family with four girls and the benefits they’ve experienced along their journey. I have been a home schooling mom for over ten years. I have four daughters. Two have Read More

Back to Business for the NH House and Senate

The New Hampshire House of Representatives and Senate will open the 2018 legislative session on January 3rd and 4th by voting on several retained bills from the previous session. This is when all members of each chamber will vote YEA (to support the committee’s recommendation) or NAY (to oppose the recommendation). Although there are dozens, Read More

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