Tag: Charter Schools

Schedule for Week of January 13, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is underway with multiple public hearings scheduled in the Senate Education and Workforce Development and House Education Committees. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those will include our analysis and commentary. This year there are several bills regarding chartered public schools, Learn Everywhere, special education, as well as safety Read More

2019 Dec 13 Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee hearing room

Fiscal Committee Rejects Federal Grant

On Friday the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted along party lines to reject $10.1 million, the first-year portion, of the $46 million federal grant intended to expand and replicate successful chartered public schools to support at-risk students. Students from several charter public school packed the committee room and flooded the hallway. In August the grant Read More

Chartered Public Schools are Jeopardized

In a blatantly partisan 7 to 3 vote on November 8th, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a $46 million federal grant awarded to New Hampshire to support 20 new chartered public schools focused on at-risk and educationally disadvantaged students. The grant would allow successful models to expand or replicate, and bring more educational opportunities where families Read More

What Lies Ahead for NH Chartered Public Schools

Chartered public schools are facing multiple challenges in the coming several months. Not only did the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee recently table a $46 million federal grant intended to expand our chartered public schools, several bills are filed for the 2020 legislative session and some would put more restrictions on these critical educational options within Read More

Chartered Public Schools Need Support

On November 8th, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a $46 million grant that would allow New Hampshire to add another 20 chartered public schools that expand or replicate successful models or offer schools in communities currently under-served. We have heard from many families and charter school leaders who are upset with the Read More

Children Need Chartered Public Schools

Families across the state are disappointed and outraged over the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee’s vote on November 8th to table a $46 million federal grant intended to support 20 new chartered public schools in the state. New Hampshire received the largest of the three grants from the Federal Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program, Read More

Politicizing Public Education

In a blatant politically-charged vote on Friday, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee decided to table a $46 million federal grant awarded to New Hampshire to support 20 new chartered public schools focused on at-risk and educationally disadvantaged students. All of New Hampshire’s 29 charter schools are non-profit public schools. As such, they must accept students Read More

Best Practices in Chartered Public Schools

Best Practices in Chartered Public Schools Discussion with Commissioner Frank Edelblut and Dr. Cara Stillings Candal Thursday, November 7, 2019 Nackey Loeb School in Manchester, NH Doors open at 5:30pm Presentation at 6:00pm Book sale and signing follows   Join School Choice for NH and the Pioneer Institute for a discussion about charter school best Read More

Districts Alter Special Ed Services to Students in Charters

As students kick off the new school year and settle into their back-to-school routines, several families at NH chartered public schools were informed of changes to their children’s Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that they did not expect. Upon returning to school, numerous families were told that their children’s special education services would be altered; some 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

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