Tag: Charter Schools

Charter School Truths

Chartered public schools are one of the educational options available to New Hampshire families. There are 27 approved in New Hampshire, including  the Academy for Science and Design which won national recognition and a bronze medal as one of the 2016 Best High Schools by US News & World Report. Despite the growth and academic Read More

Defining School Choice

What exactly is school choice? School Choice is a term used extensively in political, education policy, and advocate circles, but what does it mean? In the strictest sense it refers to the various educational institutions available to families, namely public, charter, private and religious schools. This is the most widely accepted definition across the country. Read More

Parents Can Sign Youth Employment Papers

In late June Governor Hassan signed HB 1301, a bill that allows parents, not just public school superintendents, to sign youth employment certificates for students under age 16. The new law went into effect as of August 23, 2016. Background Prior to the changes by HB 1301, RSA 276-A:5, a section of the Youth Employment Read More

2016 Report Card

We are pleased to publish our first annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on the session’s school choice bills with roll calls. We followed and reported on many more bills throughout the year, but only roll calls provide direct accountability to individual Representatives and Senators. For a fuller view of this year’s school choice Read More

Part 2 — 2016 Legislative Wins

This is part two in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, but the good news is that more parents and concerned citizens are engaged. This is how we win. We all can make a difference to engage with our children’s teachers and schools, encourage Read More

2016 Legislation Highlights

This year was again a mixed-bag. Victories can be passing good bills into law, but as equally important, they can be defeating the bad ones. We had a couple important bills that were vetoed by the Governor, a few tough and surprising wins, and we defeated the worst that threatened school choice. Unfortunately there were Read More

Youth Employment Bill on Governor’s Desk

House Bill 1301, the youth employment certificate bill is awaiting the Governor’s approval.   It is challenging for teens to find employment, but New Hampshire law puts an unfair hurdle in place for non-public school students. The existing statute is intended to ensure that students under age 16 would not face academic hardships due to Read More

Youth Employment Bill Moves Forward

It is already a challenge for teens to find employment, but New Hampshire law puts an unfair hurdle in place for non-public school students. The statute is intended to ensure that students under age 16 would not face academic hardships due to employment and the authorizer, the public school principal or district superintendent, affirms or Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 9, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of May 9, 2016. Fewer bills are still in play, but they’re big ones. Please contact your legislators about these critical bills. Brief, polite calls and emails are effective; mention if you are a constituent. All contact information is at the end of this post.   Read More

Senate Advances Employment Bill

The Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday, April 20th for HB 1301, a bill that would correct an unfair hurdle for non-public school students seeking employment certificates. The hearing went very well. A homeschooling mom gave a persuasive personal testimony about her daughter’s frustrating experience trying to get an Read More

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