2019 Dec 13 Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee hearing room

Fiscal Committee Rejects Federal Grant

On Friday the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted along party lines to reject $10.1 million, the first-year portion, of the $46 million federal grant intended to expand and replicate successful chartered public schools to support at-risk students. Students from several charter public school packed the committee room and flooded the hallway. In August the grant Read More

Chartered Public Schools are Jeopardized

In a blatantly partisan 7 to 3 vote on November 8th, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a $46 million federal grant awarded to New Hampshire to support 20 new chartered public schools focused on at-risk and educationally disadvantaged students. The grant would allow successful models to expand or replicate, and bring more educational opportunities where families Read More

What Lies Ahead for NH Chartered Public Schools

Chartered public schools are facing multiple challenges in the coming several months. Not only did the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee recently table a $46 million federal grant intended to expand our chartered public schools, several bills are filed for the 2020 legislative session and some would put more restrictions on these critical educational options within Read More

National School Choice Week 2020 – Save the Date!

During National School Choice Week, thousands of events are held across the country to celebrate the wide variety of educational opportunities available for K-12 students. These include local district public schools, chartered public schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and home education. Since NSCW began in 2011, there have been over 58,000 events! In Read More

Supporting Educational Options for Families

At School Choice for NH we believe every child deserves an opportunity for an education that fits his or her unique needs. While there are many excellent schools, no single school can provide the right “fit” education for every child. This is why we inform, engage, and empower families, community leaders, and concerned citizens about Read More

Chartered Public Schools Need Support

On November 8th, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a $46 million grant that would allow New Hampshire to add another 20 chartered public schools that expand or replicate successful models or offer schools in communities currently under-served. We have heard from many families and charter school leaders who are upset with the Read More

Children Need Chartered Public Schools

Families across the state are disappointed and outraged over the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee’s vote on November 8th to table a $46 million federal grant intended to support 20 new chartered public schools in the state. New Hampshire received the largest of the three grants from the Federal Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program, Read More

NH Standardized Test Results: Why We Care and What They Tell Us

We asked state representative Kevin Verville to provide an in-depth analysis of New Hampshire’s latest statewide assessment results. He is a two-term representative serving the communities of Candia, Deerfield, and Nottingham. He has served on multiple committees in his town, including the municipal budget committee, trustee of trust funds, open space committee, and safety services Read More

Politicizing Public Education

In a blatant politically-charged vote on Friday, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee decided to table a $46 million federal grant awarded to New Hampshire to support 20 new chartered public schools focused on at-risk and educationally disadvantaged students. All of New Hampshire’s 29 charter schools are non-profit public schools. As such, they must accept students Read More

Miss Virginia Movie Screening

Don’t miss this opportunity to see an inspiring true story about how educational opportunity changed a life and launched a movement.     On behalf of the Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire and the Institute for Justice, please join us for a special screening of Miss Virginia on Wednesday, November 13 from 5pm to 8pm Read More

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