Tag: Homeschooling

Schedule for Week of April 15, 2019

This week the NH Senate has a session on Thursday, April 18th. There are a few education bills, but none are relevant to school-choice issues.  Likewise, the Senate and House education committees have public hearings and executive sessions scheduled, but not regarding school-choice legislation. Homeschoolers are encouraged to review the proposed changes to Ed 315, Read More

HEAC Addresses Ed 315 and Multiple Long-Standing Issues

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) is an advisory council to the Commissioner of Education with specific responsibilities. Its primary function is to serve as a communication bridge between the homeschool community, various public-school groups, and the state Department of Education. The council met for its bimonthly meeting on March 28, 2019; we attended and Read More

Upcoming Homeschool Events

Spring is a busy time for homeschoolers as they wrap-up their current school year and begin making plans for the next. There are several upcoming events that are of particular interest to homeschooling families. Our sister organization, Granite State Home Educators, regularly lists helpful homeschool articles, resources and events. Families are welcome to follow GSHE Read More

HEAC Reviews Ed Rule Changes

The Home Education Advisory Committee (HEAC) met on January 24, 2019 for their regular bi-monthly meeting. We recorded the entire meeting and it is available on our YouTube channel. 2019 January HEAC meeting part 1 2019 January HEAC meeting part 2 2019 January HEAC meeting part 3 2019 January HEAC meeting part 4 2019 January Read More

Author Kerry McDonald Coming to NH

Save the date! Kerry McDonald, outspoken blogger for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Intellectual Takeout, policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, and author of the soon-to-be-published book titled “Unschooling: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom,” will give a talk about educational opportunities at the Nackey Loeb Communications School in Manchester on Tuesday, Read More

Home Education Rules Update

Over the summer, the Department of Education reviewed the home education statutes and rules in their preparation of a technical advisory regarding Participating Agencies. We alerted the department to widespread misunderstandings of districts and private schools regarding home education reporting requirements. This problem was exacerbated by sample policies provided by the NH School Board Association Read More

Homeschool Participating Agency Clarification

This summer several efforts brought Participating Agency irregularities to our attention.     Problems Granite State Home Educators did a thorough review and update of the private schools serving as Participating Agencies for the homeschool community. Participating Agencies are those schools that homeschooling families send their Letter of Intent to when they begin their home ed program. Read More

2018 Highlights Part 2

It has been a very good year for educational options in New Hampshire! Every year we set more ambitious goals and advance on nearly every effort. As always, our strong grassroots community of families, community leaders, and concerned citizens make all the difference. Each year we see more concerned residents get involved — this has Read More

More Homeschool Intro Sessions

We are thrilled to announce additional Introduction to Homeschool sessions across the state. We have two more booked: July 31 in Hampstead and August 8 in Newmarket. These are great opportunities — especially for new(er) homeschoolers — to get ready for the coming school year. Michelle Levell, director of School Choice for NH and a Read More

Introduction to Homeschooling Night in Plymouth

Curious about homeschooling, but not sure where to begin? Are you new to homeschooling and want to make sure you’re off to a solid start? Attend an Intro to Homeschooling at Pease Public Library in Plymouth on Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 to 7:30pm. The library is at 1 Russell Street in Plymouth. Michelle Levell Read More

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Join us for a special event…

Educational Opportunities & Unschooling

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Nackey Loeb in Manchester

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