Tag: Croydon

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

Thank you from NMS

This time of year is for reflection and thankfulness. We want to thank our generous donors and supporters for helping the Newport Montessori School fund their legal costs in the fight for school choice. Your generous donations allow the school to focus on education expenses that directly benefit the students, instead of the unexpected legal Read More

Support School Choice Partners

Newport Montessori School is a participating school in the Croydon school choice program, and as such, is involved in their legal battles with the state Department of Education and Attorney General. They need our support to fund these additional legal costs.   Croydon is a tiny town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. They provide Kindergarten Read More

Options for Small Towns

New Hampshire has numerous small towns that do not provide in-district education for their entire student population, and there is a rich variety of ways they provide educational options. The Granite Institute recently published a white paper about these various options, called How New Hampshire Provides Small Towns with Access to Schools. It is authored Read More

Presumption of Guilt

On Tuesday, September 6th the state Department of Education and Attorney General dragged the Croydon School Board back in court, accusing them of contempt for paying partial tuition for six students for the 2016-2017 school year. The NH Superior Court hearing took place in early March. As the months went by without a ruling, Croydon Read More

Support Croydon

Croydon needs our help to continue to defend their school choice program that recognizes that parents, not the state, know what is best for their children’s educational needs. Over a seven-year period, the Croydon School District developed a school choice program that enables families to select from several schools in the region, including some private Read More

Superior Court Rules in Croydon Case

On July 29th the NH Superior Court ruled against the Croydon School Board in favor of the state Department of Education. Background The Croydon School District offers K through grade 4 within the district and tuitions out students starting in 5th grade. The residents recently ended their Authorized Regional Enrollment Area (AREA) agreement with the Read More

Part 3 — 2016 Legislative Losses

This is part three in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, and in many ways it was a tough year. However, we have a victory even here. Although several good bills failed, no bad bills passed. This is a major accomplishment. There are two 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

Discussing HB 1637 on Local Radio Station

Earlier today I had the opportunity to be on the Girard at Large radio show with guest host, Senator Kevin Avard. We discussed HB 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, aka the Croydon bill. Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed the bill a couple weeks ago although it could have helped more than a dozen Read More

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