Tag: Legislation

2018 Legislator Report Card

We are pleased to release our third annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on this session’s school-choice bills with roll-call votes. We followed and reported on many more issues and bills throughout the year, but only roll-call votes provide direct accountability of individual Representatives and Senators. As previously mentioned, 2018 was a strong year Read More

2018 Highlights Part 2

It has been a very good year for educational options in New Hampshire! Every year we set more ambitious goals and advance on nearly every effort. As always, our strong grassroots community of families, community leaders, and concerned citizens make all the difference. Each year we see more concerned residents get involved — this has Read More

Still Fighting for Educational Opportunities

We need your help to get the ESA passed! Late last night the senate added the ESA text to another bill that the House already approved, HB 1636, a charter school bill. This gives us one more opportunity to have the House and Senate consider Education Savings Accounts! The entire NH House is expected to Read More

Granite Staters Show Support of ESAs

Families, legislators, business leaders, and other Granite Staters who support the proposed Education Savings Account bill, SB 193, held a press conference on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Legislative Office Building in Concord. Speakers included Speaker of the House Gene Chandler, Majority Leader Dick Hinch, Harold Turner who is CEO/President of the HL Turner Read More

ESAs Empower Education

All students, regardless of their zip code and income level, deserve the opportunity for an education that fits their unique needs and goals. In a recent Concord Monitor article, Middleton McGoodwin, the superintendent in the Claremont school district, said, “In truth, today, in NH, a child’s zip code determines their educational opportunities.” ESAs empower our most-vulnerable children with equal opportunities, like Read More

The ESA Vote – Support Educational Opportunities

This is the time — let’s make it happen!!! Come out to support the ESA bill when the entire NH House of Representatives votes! WHAT: The entire NH House vote on SB 193, the Education Savings Account (ESA) bill WHEN: Wednesday, May 2nd , starting 10:00am (the vote could be anytime during the day) WHERE: Read More

Families Support ESAs

We continually hear from families across the Granite State who want more educational opportunities for their children. Some are trapped in schools that don’t fit their academic needs. Others face unaddressed bullying situations. Children have one chance at their K-12 education and all students, regardless of their zip codes and income levels, deserve the opportunity Read More

Schedule for Week of April 23, 2018

These last several weeks are the most intense time of the legislative session; it is when critical bills near the finish line. Legislators are deep in negotiations and bills can be amended without public hearings. Anything can happen! SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, is the most important school-choice bill of the biennium, if Read More

No Child Should Be Left Behind

Each child is unique and a one-size-fits-all approach to learning cannot accommodate every individual. Families know their children best and should be empowered with options for the best fit education that works for them. Wealthy and well-connected families already have these options. What about our responsibility to those children who don’t fit the traditional model Read More

Time to Empower Families re Testing

Great news! The Senate Education Committee gave HB 1744, a bill that will break the testing stranglehold on our students and teachers, a favorable Ought to Pass recommendation. The bill now advances for a full vote in the Senate when they meet on Thursday, April 19th. See below for more details and contact information. This Read More

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