Tag: NH DOE

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

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

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