Tag: Manifest Educational Hardship

Schedule for Week of March 18, 2019

This is a busy week for the NH House and Senate as we prepare for “crossover,” when they trade surviving bills. Committees are execing remaining bills and the entire House will meet three days next week, Tuesday through Thursday, deliberating over a hundred bills. The entire NH House of Representatives will vote on HB 632, Read More

Schedule for Week of March 11, 2019

It’s a busy week for school choice! The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on HB 632, the bill that seeks to repeal the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, on Wednesday, March 13th, starting at 10:00am. They held two public hearings on the bill – Part 1 and Part 2. Please continue to Read More

Schedule for Week of March 4, 2019

Our full attention is on the House Ways and Means Committee as they reconvene the public hearing for HB 632, the bill that seeks to repeal the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program, on Tuesday, March 5th starting at 1:00pm. Details about the hearing are available here. The committee held the first part of the Read More

Schedule for Week of January 21, 2019

Welcome to National School Choice Week! It is a cross-country series of independent events that spotlight the array of K-12 learning environments. It began January 20th and last through January 26th, 2019. It all started eight years ago and has noted over 58,000 events across the country! It is a fabulous way to highlight the Read More

Educational Options Keep Children Safe

Increasingly school safety, whether it is school shootings or chronic bullying or ineffective discipline policies, prompts families to seek educational options. Children should not fear for their safety to receive an education and families should not have to accept unsafe conditions for lack of alternatives. In early June, a fifth-grade Plaistow student spoke at a Read More

Schedule for Week of March 5, 2018

The legislature has its winter break this week and will resume the week of March 5. All of our bills have been exec’d in committees and several will likely have votes in the NH House of Representatives at their next session. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to Read More

Accountability to Families or the State

Update on House Executive Sessions Several important school choice bills met their fate in House committees this week with executive sessions scheduled all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, we had mixed results that show some Reps believe accountability is not to families, but to the state. The entire New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on Read More

Schedule for Week of February 19, 2018

One school choice bill has a public hearing continued this week and several have executive sessions when committees will vote. It is critical to contact committee members about these bills before their decisions are made. Below is the upcoming schedule for the next couple weeks; we include our analysis and recommendations for priority bills. As Read More

Manifest Educational Hardship is Needed Relief

The House Education Committee recently held a public hearing on HB 1492, a bill that would respect families’ input and expand school boards’ options regarding Manifest Educational Hardship (MEH). It is already in statute (RSA 193:3) and often used by school boards to reassign children with severe special needs to private schools. We testified in Read More

Schedule for Week of January 29, 2018

The beginning-of-the-year deluge is finally subsiding with only two major bills this week:  HB 1492 expands Manifest Educational Hardship to consider the impact on students; and HB 1650 removes education from the purview of DCYF. These bills include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills, meetings, and events relevant to education Read More

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