The 2020 legislative session is underway with multiple public hearings scheduled in the Senate Education and Workforce Development and House Education Committees. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those will include our analysis and commentary. This year there are several bills regarding chartered public schools, Learn Everywhere, special education, as well as safety
WHAT: Public hearing on House Bill 1454, a bill that intends to repeal the innovative Learn Everywhere program that expands personalized learning opportunities for public high-school students. WHERE: Legislative Office Building, room 207, located at 33 N State Street Concord. WHEN: Thursday, January 16th starting at 1:00pm Invite your friends to join the Facebook event.
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning. ~ Fred Rogers This is no different if the student is five years-old or fifteen. Children learn through a variety of activities, including those outside the traditional school environment and schedule. Whether it is participation in a sports activity, volunteering at a local animal-rescue
Over 90% of today’s school-age children attend public schools, with the remaining going to private schools and home education programs. But, heaven forbid, a person speaks up about a bad experience with the public schools or why they chose an alternative for their children. I attended a multi-day liberty-oriented event this summer where many attendees
Occasionally we published guest editorials. This one is written by Amber Nicole Cannan, independent educator and director of Unchartered in Manchester. The school systems are designed to facilitate the average student in a normal classroom in your standard school to average performance. Average is a good thing. The goal for Learn Everywhere is to grant
Increasingly public schools are pushing families out of their children’s education. This will only backfire on them. In early July, the new Bedford High School principal said he wants to amend school policies to restrict parental involvement in their children’s education. He referred to their behavior as “snowplowing.” The Union Leader said the principal’s intention
The NH House and Senate are on summer break and a veto override session will be scheduled at the Speaker of the House’s discretion; stay tuned through the summer to catch when it is announced. Thankfully, no final amendments to late bills include provisions that threaten the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Other bills are
The NH House and Senate are wrangling with the state budget and anything can happen in these closing days of the session. We are keeping a close eye on amendments because they could add threats to the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Two bills are heading to Governor Sununu’s desk for his approval or veto.
The innovative Learn Everywhere program is facing two attacks before it is even implemented. Senate Bill 140, introduced by Senator Jay Kahn, is a blatant partisan power-move against the program and headed for Governor Sununu’s desk. Learn Everywhere also has a critical vote by the state Board of Education at their next meeting on June
The legislative session is nearly done. Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate must finalize any remaining bills, and reconcile those that were amended by the second chamber. Several bills will have critical votes in the House and Senate. Additional bills will advance to the Governor’s desk in the coming few weeks. Read