2017 Highlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major role in advancing educational options for our children and future generations in the Granite State. Read More

Support Edelblut for the Next Commissioner of Education

Support Frank Edelblut for Commissioner of Education — he supports educational options in NH and accountability to parents, not the state. The Executive Council will hold a public hearing next Tuesday, January 31 at 1:00pm in the Exec Council Chambers of the State House. This is an opportunity for public comment — no need for elaborate Read More

Edelblut Nominated for DOE Commissioner

Earlier today Governor Chris Sununu nominated businessman and former legislator and GOP gubernatorial candidate, Frank Edelblut, as Commissioner of Education. Current Commissioner, Dr. Virginia Barry, announced she would step down effective January 30th. In his press release Mr. Edelblut said,  “Our children are the future of our State and our country. We all want to Read More

Threat to Homeschoolers

More than 25 years ago the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) was established in New Hampshire statute to help the state Department of Education and various other associations better understand homeschooling and solve problems before they escalated. But is HEAC posing a potential threat to homeschoolers? It would seem so. HEAC’s 2016 annual report written Read More

Presumption of Guilt

On Tuesday, September 6th the state Department of Education and Attorney General dragged the Croydon School Board back in court, accusing them of contempt for paying partial tuition for six students for the 2016-2017 school year. The NH Superior Court hearing took place in early March. As the months went by without a ruling, Croydon Read More

Support Croydon

Croydon needs our help to continue to defend their school choice program that recognizes that parents, not the state, know what is best for their children’s educational needs. Over a seven-year period, the Croydon School District developed a school choice program that enables families to select from several schools in the region, including some private Read More

Superior Court Rules in Croydon Case

On July 29th the NH Superior Court ruled against the Croydon School Board in favor of the state Department of Education. Background The Croydon School District offers K through grade 4 within the district and tuitions out students starting in 5th grade. The residents recently ended their Authorized Regional Enrollment Area (AREA) agreement with the Read More

Part 3 — 2016 Legislative Losses

This is part three in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, and in many ways it was a tough year. However, we have a victory even here. Although several good bills failed, no bad bills passed. This is a major accomplishment. There are two Read More

2016 Legislation Highlights

This year was again a mixed-bag. Victories can be passing good bills into law, but as equally important, they can be defeating the bad ones. We had a couple important bills that were vetoed by the Governor, a few tough and surprising wins, and we defeated the worst that threatened school choice. Unfortunately there were Read More

School Choice for Small Towns Hits Snags in Senate

The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for HB 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, on Tuesday, April 12th. This bill would allow school boards to give parents choice of other public and non-religious schools if the district does not offer that grade level. It recognizes that districts can provide an education Read More

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