Tag: Legislation

Schedule for Week of January 13, 2020

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 Read More

Early 2020 Legislation

The 2020 legislative session opens on January 8th when the NH Senate and House of Representatives have their first sessions. They will vote on bills retained from 2019; see below for the list of bills we are following. Look for committee work to begin the second full week of January. OVERVIEW Bills retained from the Read More

What Lies Ahead for NH Chartered Public Schools

Chartered public schools are facing multiple challenges in the coming several months. Not only did the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee recently table a $46 million federal grant intended to expand our chartered public schools, several bills are filed for the 2020 legislative session and some would put more restrictions on these critical educational options within Read More

Who is Opposed to Educational Opportunities

Children have one opportunity at an education that fits their needs. Education is not one-size-fits-all; even good public schools cannot meet the unique needs of every child. This is why we are passionate about supporting children and families to access that “right fit” educational option, whether it is local public schools, chartered public schools, private Read More

2019 Highlights Part 2

Children have one chance at an education that fits their needs, and accessing a “right fit” education can make all the difference. This is why we are committed to empowering families with educational opportunities. As part of this effort, we create and share information and resources that support access to these options. We also monitor Read More

Schedule for Week of July 1, 2019

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 Read More

Schedule for Week of June 24, 2019

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. Read More

Attempts to End an Educational Option Before It Begins

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 Read More

Schedule for Week of June 3, 2019

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. Two school-choice bills that passed the Senate were amended in the House, so the Senate must decide if they will agree to those changes, not Read More

Learn Everywhere Supports Students

This Thursday, May 23rd, the entire NH House of Representatives will vote on a bill that seeks to repeal an education initiative that hasn’t even started yet. It is the Learn Everywhere program that was created in 2018 and has been going through the development process in the Department of Education. This innovative program would Read More

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