Tag: Charter Schools

Education Matters — Charter Schools and the Founders Academy

Education Matters, a Manchester-based cable show, recorded an interview with The Founders Academy chairman, Thomas Frischknecht, and the curriculum director, Elizabeth Duffy. The show covers general information about charter schools as well as specifics about the Founders Academy. It’s a very informative segment! Share with a friend. Read More

Does the NH Department of Education Support Charter Schools?

Apparently the NH Department of Education has been making disparaging comments about NH public charter schools and the Founders Academy recently. The story broke on Girard at Large yesterday. Isn’t the DOE supposed to support school choice across the state? What’s up with this? Is there any wonder why parents, charter school advocates, and school Read More

Urgent Call to Action Regarding NH Board of Education Nomination

Governor Hassan has recommended Bill Duncan for the NH Board of Education. PLEASE take a moment to write to YOUR Exec. Counselor and tell them to vote NO on this nomination. Mr. Duncan’s confirmation could come as early as this Thursday making it imperative that we act quickly and alert the public and contact our Read More

School Choice and Funding Charter Schools

Some legislators support school choice and it reflects in their actions. For others it is just lip service. Some in Concord are opposed to any options beyond traditional public schools. We appreciate the efforts of Representative Ken Weyler to bring charter school funding to approximately 50% of the current average per pupil cost. The Union Read More

Support Public Charter School Funding

Arguably the most important charter school bill of the year has a critical House vote this Wednesday, March 19th. HB 435, passed the House 177 to 124 in January to be forwarded to  Finance. It is now ready for center stage again. The House Finance Committee recommends sending it to interim study where it would Read More

Education Bills — Schedule Update

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 8:00am  Subcommittee Work Session on HB 1393, relative to tuition payments for students attending a chartered public school in the student’s district of residence 9:00am  Subcommittee Work Session on HB 1262, relative to student assessment data privacy and HB 1496, relative to the objectivity and validity of student assessment materials 10:45am  Read More

Legislative Agenda for Week of February 10, 2014

Coming Up: Charter Schools, Student Privacy, and Common Core Please consider attending the public hearings for these important charter school, student privacy, and Common Core related bills. Unless otherwise noted, the hearings will take place in the House Education Committee, located in room 207 of the Legislative Office Building. The committee has a small table Read More

Press Conference — The NH Department of Education Overreach in Common Core, Thursday, February 6, 2014

My name is Michelle Levell. I represent the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance and School Choice for New Hampshire. The NH Department of Education is exposing our children’s private data to significant risk without adequate protections. New Hampshire is one of 24 states that are participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium as part of our Read More

Student Privacy at Risk

New Hampshire is one of 24 states that are participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium as part of our 2010 Race to the Top grant application. By making this agreement, the NH Department of Education is exposing our children’s private data to greater risk without adequate privacy protections. The Cooperative Agreement is a legal Read More

Two Important Charter School Bills Up for Vote on Wed, Jan 8

Charter schools need your support. Act today! The House will vote on two critical charter school bills on the legislative session’s opening day, Wednesday, January 8th. Below are suggested talking points along with the critical information on each bill. Use those that resonate most with you and the ones that may be most persuasive to Read More

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