Tag: Charter Schools

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

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

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

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

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