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

Schedule for Week of February 11, 2019

It’s another busy week for school choice!  There are more public hearings, subcommittee meetings, executive sessions, and votes by the entire NH House and Senate chambers. See below for the full schedule. Several sessions pertain to chartered public schools, multiple re education funding, and a vote regarding non-academic surveys. We are monitoring numerous bills this Read More

Unschooled Presentation by Kerry McDonald

We are thrilled to host a special presentation by Kerry McDonald, outspoken blogger for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Intellectual Takeout, policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, and author of the soon-to-be-published book titled “Unschooling: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom.” She will talk about educational opportunities at the Nackey Loeb Communications School in Manchester on Read More

ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 1

Today the House Ways and Means Committee held a public hearing on HB 632, a bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Over 400 low-income children utilize the program this school year. The committee room was at maximum capacity with people standing along the walls and in the hallway. It was wonderful Read More

Schedule for Week of February 4, 2019

You are encouraged to attend the Save Our Scholarships public hearing on HB 632, the bill that intends to repeal the Education Tax Credit program. It will be on Tuesday, February 5th starting at 11:00am in room 202 of the Legislative Office Building. The hearing may be relocated to a larger room. More details about Read More

Expanding Educational Opportunities

Have you ever noticed how focused children can be when playing with Legos or coloring? Mr. Fred Rogers had it right decades ago when he said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” This is no different if the student is Read More

Hope for a Brighter Future

Families choose educational options for a variety of reasons. The most common are academic fit and safety. Sometimes there are other reasons why the local public school, even a good one, might not be a good fit for a child. Jodie’s son, Sam, was hit by a car a year ago. Even after he initially Read More

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