Tag: Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

Family Profile: A Child with Special Needs Thrives in a Private School

This is part of our Family Profile series that features NH families that utilize educational opportunities for their children. This story comes from Sasha Levin, a New Hampshire father of a child with special needs. Sasha shared his son’s experience in a NH-based Facebook group for families with special needs children in response to discussions Read More

Schedule for Week of January 15, 2018

The 2018 session is well underway with a full slate of hearings in multiple committees. We are monitoring several bills and those will include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills and meetings relevant to education issues. Of particular note this week is the House Finance Committee’s public hearing for the Read More

Family Profile: One Size Does Not Fit All

Each child has unique needs, talents, and goals. By extension, a one-size-fits-all education will not succeed. Families across New Hampshire are sharing their stories with us about what educational opportunities mean to them. We are honored to share them as part of our Family Profile series. This story comes from a veteran and divorced mom Read More

Empower Families with Opportunities

Overview Senate Bill 193, the Education Savings Account bill, will have a public hearing on Tuesday, January 16th at 1:30pm before the House Finance Committee. The hearing is scheduled in room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), but the location could change. The LOB is at 33 N State Street, directly behind the State Read More

Family Profile: Millennial Family Supports ESAs

Periodically we share stories from New Hampshire families about their experiences with educational opportunities as part of our Family Profile series. This one comes from a Millennial parent who values choice. As a current homeschooling family, they will not benefit from the Education Savings Account bill, yet she believes it is critical for NH children Read More

2018 Bills Re Homeschoolers

There are a handful of bills that impact homeschoolers this year. We are tracking some of them, but want the community to be aware of the others. Front and center is House Bill 1263, a bill that would reinstate the annual year-end assessment reporting requirements for all home-educated students. **Update 1/10/18: The bill will have Read More

Schedule for Week of January 8, 2018

Welcome to the start of the 2018 legislative session! The Senate and House Education Committees kick off with full schedules of public hearings. We are monitoring several bills and those will include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills and meetings relevant to education issues. There are several bills regarding charter Read More

ESA Forum in Deerfield

Join us for this important discussion about Education Savings Accounts and SB 193 on January 11th in Deerfield — free and open to the public! Read More

ESA Makes Big Progress

Yesterday afternoon the NH House of Representatives passed the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193, in a 184 to 162 roll call vote. We live blogged the discussion on our Facebook page. The chamber was filled with Representatives wearing bright yellow scarves for National School Choice Week. The ESA bill now advances to the House Finance Read More

A Deeply Offensive Attack on Special-Needs Students

By Shalimar Encarnacion and Michelle Levell   Claiming that special-needs children will be harmed if their parents choose an outside education tailored to their specific needs is more than deeply offensive. It is harmful to the kids who need alternative services. Incredibly, that is what opponents of change in public education are doing. This false Read More

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