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

Schedule for Week of February 25, 2019

The main activity this week is in Rep Hall when the NH House of Representatives will vote on several school-choice bills regarding chartered public schools and education funding. This is the time to contact your own state representatives; you can find them here. Remember, calls are most effective while emails are helpful. We are monitoring Read More

Schedule for Week of February 18, 2019

Although there is not as much activity this week, it is a great opportunity to call or email committees before key decisions are made. There are committee votes scheduled re chartered public schools and education funding. See below for the full schedule. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those include our analysis and Read More

Save Our Scholarships: Hearing on Repeal Bill – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the public hearing for HB 632, the ETC repeal bill. Please join us so the committee may hear from you! For a summary of what happened at the first public hearing, read ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 1.   WHAT: Public hearing on House Bill 632, the first one Read More

Want to “Learn Everywhere” in NH?

PUBLIC EDUCATION is much broader than public schooling. Schooling is only one way to be educated, and in today’s dynamic, technology-enabled, global economy, the conventional classroom may be more hindrance than help for many students. New Hampshire’s Learn Everywhere initiative, ratified by the state legislature in 2018, is a pioneering effort to disentangle education from Read More

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