Schedule for Week of April 15, 2019

This week the NH Senate has a session on Thursday, April 18th. There are a few education bills, but none are relevant to school-choice issues.  Likewise, the Senate and House education committees have public hearings and executive sessions scheduled, but not regarding school-choice legislation. Homeschoolers are encouraged to review the proposed changes to Ed 315, Read More

HEAC Addresses Ed 315 and Multiple Long-Standing Issues

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) is an advisory council to the Commissioner of Education with specific responsibilities. Its primary function is to serve as a communication bridge between the homeschool community, various public-school groups, and the state Department of Education. The council met for its bimonthly meeting on March 28, 2019; we attended and Read More

Upcoming Homeschool Events

Spring is a busy time for homeschoolers as they wrap-up their current school year and begin making plans for the next. There are several upcoming events that are of particular interest to homeschooling families. Our sister organization, Granite State Home Educators, regularly lists helpful homeschool articles, resources and events. Families are welcome to follow GSHE Read More

Schedule for Week of April 8, 2019

This week the NH House focuses on the budget and a few remaining bills before “cross over” is complete. Each education committee has a bill we are monitoring; see specifics below. We are approximately halfway through this year’s legislative session. With your help, we successfully neutralized eminent threats to the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship Read More

Schedule for Week of April 1, 2019

The NH House and Senate have a handful of bills still in committee, but many are already “crossing over” to the other chamber. We are approximately halfway through this year’s legislative session. With your help, we successfully neutralized eminent threats to the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, HB 632 and SB 318.  Unfortunately, there Read More

Schedule for Week of March 25, 2019

The NH House and Senate are finishing bills as we approach “crossover,” when they trade surviving legislation and begin the second-half of the session. The senate has a two-day session to vote on their remaining bills. There is one particularly critical bill in the senate, SB 318, that would debilitate the Education Tax Credit scholarship Read More

SB 318 Paralyzes ETC Program

Although we won a reprieve on Tuesday when the NH House voted to table HB 632, the Education Tax Credit repeal bill, the program faces another threat. There is a bill in the New Hampshire senate, SB 318 as amended, that cuts the only existing private-school choice program in the state by almost half. It Read More

Schedule for Week of March 18, 2019

This is a busy week for the NH House and Senate as we prepare for “crossover,” when they trade surviving bills. Committees are execing remaining bills and the entire House will meet three days next week, Tuesday through Thursday, deliberating over a hundred bills. The entire NH House of Representatives will vote on HB 632, Read More

Who Pays When Special Interests Win?

Maureen doesn’t know the powerful special interests who are trying to ruin the future of her grandson, Brandon. She only knows that her grandson hadn’t been thriving at their local public school. Maureen knew it wasn’t Brandon’s fault, nor did she even blame the school. No, to Maureen, the real problem was simply that her Read More

Politicizing the ETC Program, SB 318

Some threats are overt and easy to see and understand. Others are more obtuse and subtle. Whereas HB 632, the bill that would completely repeal the Education Tax Credit program, is an blatant attack, SB 318, is the other kind that might be easy to miss until it is too late. There are several concerns Read More

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