GSHE Annual Picnic is Huge Success

The weather was perfect last Friday for Granite State Home Educators’ 3rd annual Not Back to School Picnic! Approximately 200 people attended to enjoy the playground and meet new friends. Kitty Michelotti, a leader of GSHE and Chairman of the Home Education Advisory Council, said, “The picnic is becoming a tradition for many families. It’s Read More

Best Practices in Chartered Public Schools

Best Practices in Chartered Public Schools Discussion with Commissioner Frank Edelblut and Dr. Cara Stillings Candal Thursday, November 7, 2019 Nackey Loeb School in Manchester, NH Doors open at 5:30pm Presentation at 6:00pm Book sale and signing follows   Join School Choice for NH and the Pioneer Institute for a discussion about charter school best Read More

2020 US Presidential Scholars Program

Every year the state Department of Education extends an opportunity for educators to nominate one male and one female student with high academic achievement and leadership for the US Presidential Scholars program. It is available to all high-school seniors, including home educated students, who will graduate between January and June of 2020. Please reference the Read More

2019 Highlights Part 2

Children have one chance at an education that fits their needs, and accessing a “right fit” education can make all the difference. This is why we are committed to empowering families with educational opportunities. As part of this effort, we create and share information and resources that support access to these options. We also monitor Read More

Districts Alter Special Ed Services to Students in Charters

As students kick off the new school year and settle into their back-to-school routines, several families at NH chartered public schools were informed of changes to their children’s Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that they did not expect. Upon returning to school, numerous families were told that their children’s special education services would be altered; some Read More

Third Annual Homeschool Picnic

Granite State Home Educators is hosting our 3rd annual Not-Back-to-School Picnic and all homeschool families are invited! It will be on Friday, September 20th, with September 27th as our alternative rain date, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Livingston Park in Manchester. The park’s address is 244 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104-2617. We’ll be at the Read More

2019 Highlights Part 1

Education is not one-size-fits-all and children have one chance at a K-12 education that fits their needs. That is why we are committed to empowering families with educational opportunities. Sometimes that means we create and share resources to equip parents; sometimes we monitor and report on legislation that may expand or restrict educational options. Every Read More

New Tool to Find Educational Opportunities Across the State

School Choice for New Hampshire is pleased to announce a new online tool that will help Granite State families find educational opportunities across the entire state. SCNH created an interactive map that displays all the chartered public and nonpublic schools, as well as homeschool co-ops and resource centers. Like similar maps, it is easy to Read More

Learn Everywhere Will Make Our State Stronger and More Creative

Occasionally we published guest editorials. This one is written by Amber Nicole Cannan, independent educator and director of Unchartered in Manchester. The school systems are designed to facilitate the average student in a normal classroom in your standard school to average performance. Average is a good thing. The goal for Learn Everywhere is to grant Read More

Pushing Families Out of Public Schools

Increasingly public schools are pushing families out of their children’s education. This will only backfire on them. In early July, the new Bedford High School principal said he wants to amend school policies to restrict parental involvement in their children’s education. He referred to their behavior as “snowplowing.” The Union Leader said the principal’s intention Read More

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