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Part 3 — 2015 Legislative Mixed Results and Returning Bills

This is the final segment to cover our 2015 legislative efforts.  Only two new laws have mixed results, but there is a long list of bills that will return next year.   Mixed Results **HB 323, relative to the administration of the statewide assessment program This was the most important and contentious education bill of Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of Feb 16, 2015

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 16, 2015. Unless marked as an executive session, the bills are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate with the committee members and share your opinion on the bills. The schedule is Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of Feb 9, 2015

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 9, 2015. The schedule is subject to change especially with the latest snow storm. Updates will be made as information becomes available, so check back. Tuesday, February 10 SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Legislative Office Building, room 103 9:00 a.m. SB 157-FN, establishing a civics education Read More

Parents Must Have an Opt Out of Student Databases

The Unique Pupil Identification (UPI) system is a privacy risk to every student, and an opt-out must be available. HB 301 (2015) would allow parents to exclude their child from the UPI and other state Department of Education databases. The state Department of Education and local districts claim it will jeopardize their Average Daily Membership Read More

Education Bills, Week of March 3, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 There are no additional public hearings scheduled for any bills before the House Education Committee. However, there is still an opportunity to contact them before they exec these bills. Please consider contacting the House Education Committee. Phone calls are the most effective way to make an impact. The HEC’s email is 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

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

Important School Choice Legislation, Week of Feb 3, 2014

This letter from a Nashua middle school principal to the district superintendent is very indicting of the Smarter Balanced Assessments that will become mandatory throughout all NH schools as of Spring 2015. Keep this in mind as we have several education bills scheduled for the week ahead. For the most impact, briefly phone each committee 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

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