Tag: Dispositions

Education Bills for the Week of March 30, 2015

The legislative session is in the process of “cross over,” when the House and Senate exchange bills. Only a few have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. Most of the bills below are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of March 1, 2015

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of March 1, 2015. Unless marked as an executive session or a full House or Senate 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 Read More

Do Federal Funds Incentivize Schools to Compromise Parents’ Rights?

The below is a follow-up email to the House Education Committee on HB 206 after last week’s public hearing. The HEC will vote on this bill on Tuesday, February 17th at 10:00am. Please email them at HouseEducationCommittee@leg.state.nh.us For more information about HB 206, refer to Controversial Non-Academic Materials Given to Students and Controversial Surveys and Read More

Controversial Surveys and Questionnaires Need Opt-Out

Schools routinely ask students to complete surveys and non-academic questionnaires. Usually they are part of state or federal programs to assess students’ attitudes, values, decision-making, and behaviors. However, the intrusiveness and nature of these surveys are not fully disclosed to parents to make a informed decision about their student’s participation. For example, middle-school students in Read More

Controversial Non-Academic Materials Given to Students

Schools routinely ask students to complete surveys and non-academic questionnaires. Usually they are part of state or federal programs to assess students’ attitudes, values, decision-making, and behaviors. However, the intrusiveness and nature of these surveys are not fully disclosed to parents to make a informed decision about their student’s participation. For example, middle-school students in 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

Maintaining Legislative Intent and Respecting Parental Rights

There are two parts to HB 303; one specifies criteria for the assessments, and the other would require parental consent prior to any psychological services. The assessment criteria specified in the bill is consistent with current state statutes. Per RSA 193-C:3 III “The assessment exercises or tasks shall be valid and appropriate representations of the standards the Read More

Appearance on “Education Matters” To Discuss NEO Scholarship Program and Upcoming Bill

Yesterday I was privileged to be invited to appear on “Education Matters,” a Manchester cable tv show on channel 23. Deborah Olszta, the host and director of this show, and I spoke about the bridge scholarship program available through the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO). The scholarship may be used for tuition at an out-of-district public Read More

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