Questionnaire re the Annual Statewide Assessment

New Hampshire public schools — charter and district — are required to administer annual statewide assessments to all 3rd and 8th grade students. It is often referred to as the NH Statewide Assessment System. 11th graders participate in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) that is also for college admissions. Although most students participate in these Read More

Questionnaire re NH’s Equal Access Statute

Lately we have received several questions regarding NH’s Equal Access statute, RSA 193-1:c which states: 193:1-c Access to Public School Programs by Nonpublic, Public Chartered Schools or Home Educated Pupils. – I. Nonpublic, public chartered school, or home educated pupils shall have access to curricular courses and cocurricular programs offered by the school district in Read More

Schedule for Week of April 29, 2019

Three school-choice bills will have executive sessions in the House Education Committee in the coming couple weeks. This is a good opportunity to contact these Representatives with your thoughts on these important bills. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those include our analysis and commentary. Legislators’ contact information is at the end. With Read More

Intro to Homeschooling – Dublin

Intro to Homeschooling – Dublin WHERE: Dublin Community Center, the DubHub 1123 Main Street, Dublin, NH WHEN: Friday, May 10th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Are you considering home education for your child? Are you new to homeschooling and want to make sure you’re off to a solid start? This is a great opportunity to learn Read More

Schedule for Week of April 22, 2019

It’s a mostly-quiet week in Concord for school-choice legislation; one bill has a public hearing in the senate. Homeschoolers are encouraged to review the proposed changes to Ed 315, the rules that govern home education, and get in touch with the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) before their meeting on April 25th; more information below. Read More

Special Presentation by Kerry McDonald

Educational Opportunities & Unschooling presentation by Kerry McDonald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Nackey Loeb in Manchester, NH Meet and Greet at 5:15pm Presentation at 6:00pm Book sale and signing Kerry McDonald is an outspoken blogger for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Intellectual Takeout, policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, and author of the Read More

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

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