Tag: Croydon

School Choice for Small Towns Hits Snags in Senate

The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for HB 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, on Tuesday, April 12th. This bill would allow school boards to give parents choice of other public and non-religious schools if the district does not offer that grade level. It recognizes that districts can provide an education Read More

Testimony for HB 1637 — School Choice for Small Towns

This morning HB 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, had a public hearing in the Senate Education Committee. Below is a copy of my testimony. A summary of the hearing will be posted shortly. The committee may exec the bill at any time, so the public is urged to contact them as soon Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 11, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 11, 2016. There are two particularly important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks — one has a public hearing with the Senate Education Committee, and one will be exec’d by the House Education Committee. The public has until the executive sessions to impact Read More

HB 1637 Moves On to the Senate

When:  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:00am Where: Legislative Office Building (behind the State House), at 33 N. State Street in Concord, in room 103   If you’ve been following Croydon School Board v NH Department of Education, you know that Croydon has taken the position that if you have to choose between what the Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 21, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of March 21, 2016. This is the final week for “cross over”, when the House and Senate finalize remaining bills that originated in their chambers. Surviving bills are traded to the other body. There are several important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks. Several critical Read More

Croydon’s Day in Court

On Wednesday, March 9th, Croydon had its day in court against the state Department of Education and Attorney General. The hearing was at the Sullivan County Superior Court with Judge Brian Tucker. The state is seeking a permanent injunction to end Croydon’s school choice program which started with the 2014-2015 school year, which has the Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 7, 2016

The following was the legislative schedule for the week of March 7, 2016. It was one of the major “cross over” weeks, when the House and Senate finalized many bills that originated in their chambers. Any surviving bills are reassigned to the other chamber. There were several important bills this week; they are identified with Read More

Croydon vs NH DOE — Part 2

The battle for school choice continues with the Croydon School Board vs the NH Department of Education!    What:  Superior Court hearing of the Croydon School Board vs the NH Department of Education When:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00pm Where:  Sullivan County Superior Courthouse, 22 Main Street, Newport, NH 03773 Join us when Croydon’s Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 29, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 29, 2016. The legislative session is beginning “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade bills. A handful have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. The public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which Read More

Guarantee an Adequate Education?

The NH Department of Education and Attorney General have repeatedly claimed that only public schools can provide an adequate education and that parents cannot determine the best educational options for their children. In letters to the Croydon School Board the NH DOE and AG state, “In order to meet its duty, the State of New Hampshire Read More

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