Schedule for Week of March 26, 2018

Our top bills are not scheduled this week so it is a good time to continue reaching out to the House Finance Committee and your state reps, urging them to expand eligibility for the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193. There is another work session on Thursday, April 4th; details below. We are fully into 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

Schedule for Week of March 19, 2018

We are fully into “crossover” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills for another round of public hearings and exec sessions. None of our top-priority bills have public hearing this week, but we anticipate they will soon. Stay tuned! Below is the upcoming schedule for the next couple weeks; we include our analysis and Read More

Not All Children Learn the Same Way

Kendall shares his story that not all children learn the same way and explains why families need educational opportunity so they can choose personalized education options that are right for their children. Share this video with your friends if you agree! Also send a note to the House Finance Committee and your state reps in Read More

Educational Opportunities Outside the Cookie Cutter School System

Not all kids learn the same, and parents and families need educational opportunities other than the “cookie cutter” school system we currently have. Dawn explains that the different personal choices we make in our daily lives should be reflected in our education system. Share this video with your friends if you agree! Also send a Read More

Schedule for Week of March 12, 2018

The only significant bill this week is SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill. House Finance will hold an executive session on Wednesday, March 14th when they will vote on their proposed amendment. They are holding a final work session the previous day, so there is still an opportunity to encourage them to keep eligibility 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

Expand Educational Opportunities for NH Children

What: Public hearing on the House Finance Committee’s draft amendment to SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill. When: Friday, March 9th, at 1:00pm Where: House Finance Committee, room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The address is 33 N State Street, directly behind the State House. The location could change if there is Read More

Who Will Be Accountable for Students Left Behind?

The following is written by Drew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. They may be followed on Twitter at @JBartlett_NH. Printed with permission. Senate Bill 193, to establish an Education Savings Account program for New Hampshire families, was simple and efficient. Then the House Finance Committee got hold of it. In the Read More

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