House Vote on HB 632 — Save Our Scholarships

WHAT:  NH House vote on HB 632, the bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program WHERE:  State House, 107 N Main Street, Concord WHEN:  Tuesday, March 19th, 8:30am to noon   The Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program is the only one in the state that supports low-income students’ access an education Read More

House Committee Votes to Repeal ETC Scholarships

The House Ways and Means Committee voted on the Education Tax Credit (ETC) repeal bill, HB 632, earlier today. We blogged their discussion on our Facebook page; you can see a series of posts dated March 13th to follow along. The entire NH House of Representatives may vote on the ETC repeal bill as early Read More

Education is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Children need educational options for a variety of reasons. Education is not one-size-fits-all. Even good schools cannot be all things to all children. The right educational “fit” can change everything for a child. Below is the testimony from Shalimar Encarnacion. She attended both public hearings of the Education Tax Credit (ETC) repeal bill, HB 632, Read More

Schedule for Week of March 11, 2019

It’s a busy week for school choice! The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on HB 632, the bill that seeks to repeal the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, on Wednesday, March 13th, starting at 10:00am. They held two public hearings on the bill – Part 1 and Part 2. Please continue to Read More

HEAC Reviews Ed Rule Changes

The Home Education Advisory Committee (HEAC) met on January 24, 2019 for their regular bi-monthly meeting. We recorded the entire meeting and it is available on our YouTube channel. 2019 January HEAC meeting part 1 2019 January HEAC meeting part 2 2019 January HEAC meeting part 3 2019 January HEAC meeting part 4 2019 January Read More

ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 2

On Tuesday afternoon the House Ways and Means Committee concluded the public hearing on HB 632, the bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program in 2020. This school year 413 low-income children utilize the program to attend schools of their family’s choosing. If the program ends, they will be forced back into Read More

ETC Scholarships Help At-Risk Children

Children have one opportunity for an education that fits their needs. Unfortunately, not every child is able to obtain that “fit” at their local public school; sometimes they need an alternative. Wealthy families can access these options, while other families cannot. That is where New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit program can make all the difference. Read More

Schedule for Week of March 4, 2019

Our full attention is on the House Ways and Means Committee as they reconvene the public hearing for HB 632, the bill that seeks to repeal the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, on Tuesday, March 5th starting at 1:00pm. Details about the hearing are available here. The committee held the first part of the Read More

Families May Refuse Annual Test

It’s that time of year again when school districts across the state begin extensive preparations for the annual statewide assessment. Students take multiple practice exams, losing important instructional time, so they score well to make districts and schools look their best. The exam is given to students in grades 3 through 8, and 11 over Read More

Reply to State Rep that Opposes the ETC Scholarship

We received an email from Rep. Paul Dargie (D), of Milford stating that he is opposed to the “diversion of taxpayer funds to religious and other schools through the use of vouchers or voucher work-arounds.” He is referring to the Education Tax Credit program that is facing a repeal effort in House Bill 632. Below Read More

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