Tag: Croydon

HB 1637 — School Choice for Small Towns

On February 12th the House Education Committee held a public hearing for HB 1637, a bill that would clarify statutes regarding agreements between small school districts and other schools for their students. We live-blogged the hearing on Facebook. (Photos were later uploaded and spelling of names corrected for the record.) A member of the public Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 8, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 8, 2016. Some bills are starting to work their way through the committee to the entire House for a vote. They are clearly marked and we encourage the public to contact all of their representatives. However, most of the bills are scheduled for a Read More

Public Hearing on HB 1637 — School Choice for Small Towns

What:  Public Hearing on HB 1637 — a bill regarding school choice for small towns When:  Thursday, February 11th at 9:30am Where: Legislative Office Building at 33 N. State Street in Concord, in room 207 If you’ve been following Croydon School Board v NH Department of Education, you know that Croydon has taken the position Read More

NH DOE Fails to Get Injunction Against Croydon

On December 14, 2015 the presiding judge of the Strafford Superior Court, Justice Brian T. Tucker, denied the injunction brought by the NH Department of Education and Attorney General against the Croydon School Board. The NH DOE and AG claimed that the four Croydon students would be irreparably harmed if allowed to remain at the Read More

Injunction Hearing for Croydon vs the NH DOE

Monday, November 30th was the injunction hearing for Croydon versus the NH Department of Education in the Strafford Superior Court in Dover. We live-blogged the hearing on Facebook.  The post include real-time comments as well as questions and remarks from followers after the hearing concluded. Some of the most shocking statements of the day came Read More

Response to the NH DOE and Attorney General

Over the weekend we launched an email petition to the New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner, Dr. Virginia Barry, and the Attorney General, the Honorable Joseph Foster. They are pursuing an injunction against the tiny town of Croydon in an effort to shut down their school choice program. The program was developed with the approval Read More

It’s About Control, Not the Kids

As threatened, the New Hampshire Department of Education directed the Attorney General’ s office to pursue an injunction against the Croydon School Board to immediately stop sending tuition payments for the four students enrolled in a private school through their school choice program. A hearing in Strafford Superior Court is set for Monday, November 30th Read More

The NHDOE Continues to Bully Croydon

Croydon, NH continues to be harassed and threatened by the state Department of Education. Croydon is a tiny town, northwest of Concord. They have one school that serves roughly 30 students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. They have routinely tuitioned-out their older students, and when the contract with Newport ended in 2012, they negotiated with Read More

Innovative School Choice Program in Croydon

I had the pleasure to join Deborah Olszta on her show, “Education Matters,” to interview Dr. Jody Underwood, chair of the Croydon School Board. Croydon created an innovative school choice program that allows parents to select from a number of public and private schools for their grade 5 – 12 student. The funding follows the Read More

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