Education Matters Interviews NH School Board Association Executive Director

This is an important video to watch. The executive director of the NH School Board Association (NHSBA), Ted Comstock, talks with Education Matters. Top-down education reforms are diminishing local control of our school boards and SAU offices.They hit upon very critical issues such as Common Core, the new assessments, teacher evaluations, and recent waiver requests. Mr. Read More

Update on Gilford School Situation

The defense of parents to direct their children’s education and of free speech isn’t over in Gilford. The GSB met last night and announced a new (illegal) parental “opt in” policy for English, social studies, and humanities classes next year. This is in response to a situation that erupted early last month when a parent, Mr. Read More

Upcoming Common Core Presentations

There are two upcoming Common Core discussions that you won’t want to miss. Both events are free and open to the public. Be sure to share this with your friends. June 10, 2014 at 7:00pm Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Road, Windham, NH presented by Dr. Duke Pesta June 11, 2014 at 7:00pm Mary Read More

Students’ Social Media Privacy Rights

The House Education Committee made an additional attempt to protect K-12 and post-secondary (college) students’ social media privacy rights by amending SB 355 to the same language they proposed in HB 1200. SB 355 passed the House on May 14th on a voice vote. The Senate amended HB 1200 to only apply to college students and Read More

The Homeschool Drama Troupe presents William Shakespeare’s *As You Like It*

**The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool …” ** The Homeschool Drama Troupe presents William Shakespeare’s *As You Like It* Warner, NH – June 6 & 7, 2014 *AS YOU LIKE IT*… a love story, a tale of wit and foolery, of heartbreak and poetry, Read More

K-12 Scholarships — Application Deadline Approaching

K-12 scholarships are available through the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO), but the application deadline is June 15th! Don’t miss this opportunity to receive a scholarship for the next school year. Did you know…. * The bridge scholarships available through NEO may be used for tuition at a private school or out-of-district public school. The average scholarship Read More

Education Matters — Charter Schools and the Founders Academy

Education Matters, a Manchester-based cable show, recorded an interview with The Founders Academy chairman, Thomas Frischknecht, and the curriculum director, Elizabeth Duffy. The show covers general information about charter schools as well as specifics about the Founders Academy. It’s a very informative segment! Share with a friend. Read More

Does the NH Department of Education Support Charter Schools?

Apparently the NH Department of Education has been making disparaging comments about NH public charter schools and the Founders Academy recently. The story broke on Girard at Large yesterday. Isn’t the DOE supposed to support school choice across the state? What’s up with this? Is there any wonder why parents, charter school advocates, and school Read More

Avoiding Common Core Aligned Assessments

We received several inquiries following a recent post about year-end evaluation options and requirements. As Common Core continues to penetrate public education, many test publishing companies are aligning to these new and controversial standards. Homeschoolers want to know how to avoid Common Core aligned assessments This is one of Common Core’s subtle threats to homeschoolers Read More

Common Core Panel Debate — May 19, 2014

“Is the Common Core good for New Hampshire families and children?” Hosted by Cornerstone Action and Cornerstone Policy Research Common Core State Standards: A Public Forum Join us for an informative exchange between supporters and opponents of Common Core. National and local experts and activists will participate in a forum explaining Common Core and why Read More

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