Tag: Homeschooling

Schedule for Week of January 22, 2018

January is the most intense month when nearly all our bills have public hearings. There are three of particular note – HB 1263 would reinstate the annual reporting of homeschool year-end evaluations; HB 1492 expands Manifest Educational Hardship to consider the impact on students; and HB 1650 removes education from the purview of DCYF. These Read More

Homeschooling Is Not Neglect

Join us to SUPPORT House Bill 1650 that would level the playing field for homeschoolers facing truancy and educational neglect charges. Homeschooling is neither abuse nor neglect and should not be investigated as such. The bill will have a public hearing in the House Child & Family Law Committee on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00pm 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

Homeschool Freedom Threatened

Overview HB 1263, the bill that would reinstate the annual reporting requirements of all homeschoolers has a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 25th at 1:00pm before the House Education Committee. The hearing is scheduled in room 207 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), but the location could change. Please join us for this critical 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

Family Profile: Unschooling Benefits

This is part of our occasional Family Profiles series that features families who are utilizing educational options for their children. This portrait comes from an unschooling family with four girls and the benefits they’ve experienced along their journey. I have been a home schooling mom for over ten years. I have four daughters. Two have Read More

Family Profile: Homeschool Successes

Education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Educational options, particularly homeschooling, allow families to customize education to fit each child’s individual needs. As part of our occasional Family Profile series, we asked New Hampshire home-educating families to share their success stories with us. We set no parameters or guidelines. What we received is nothing short of Read More

Slow Progress for HEAC and Educational Neglect Bill

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) held their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, November 9th and made progress on several operational issues. We were again present and recorded their discussion; it is in six segments and published on our YouTube channel. 2017 November HEAC meeting part 1 2017 November HEAC meeting part 2 2017 November HEAC meeting Read More

Family Profile: Home Educating a Child with Special Needs

From time to time we will share stories about New Hampshire children whose lives are impacted by educational opportunities. We recently asked home educating families to send us their stories – what makes homeschooling important to them and how it impacts their lives. Today’s profile is about a homeschooling family with a son who has Read More

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