Tag: Legislation

Schedule for Week of January 22, 2018

January is the most intense month when nearly all our bills have public hearings. There are three of particular note – HB 1263 would reinstate the annual reporting of homeschool year-end evaluations; HB 1492 expands Manifest Educational Hardship to consider the impact on students; and HB 1650 removes education from the purview of DCYF. These Read More

Homeschooling Is Not Neglect

Join us to SUPPORT House Bill 1650 that would level the playing field for homeschoolers facing truancy and educational neglect charges. Homeschooling is neither abuse nor neglect and should not be investigated as such. The bill will have a public hearing in the House Child & Family Law Committee on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00pm Read More

Schedule for Week of January 15, 2018

The 2018 session is well underway with a full slate of hearings in multiple committees. We are monitoring several bills and those will include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills and meetings relevant to education issues. Of particular note this week is the House Finance Committee’s public hearing for the Read More

Break the Testing Stranglehold

HB 1744, a bill that will break the testing stranglehold on our students and teachers, will have a public hearing in the House Education Committee on Thursday, January 18 at 10:45am. This is an important school choice bill because parents – not the state – should direct their children’s education. It is also important to Read More

Empower Families with Opportunities

Overview Senate Bill 193, the Education Savings Account bill, will have a public hearing on Tuesday, January 16th at 1:30pm before the House Finance Committee. The hearing is scheduled in room 210-211 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), but the location could change. The LOB is at 33 N State Street, directly behind the State Read More

Homeschool Freedom Threatened

Overview HB 1263, the bill that would reinstate the annual reporting requirements of all homeschoolers has a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 25th at 1:00pm before the House Education Committee. The hearing is scheduled in room 207 of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), but the location could change. Please join us for this critical Read More

Schedule for Week of January 8, 2018

Welcome to the start of the 2018 legislative session! The Senate and House Education Committees kick off with full schedules of public hearings. We are monitoring several bills and those will include our analysis and recommendations. As a courtesy, we list additional bills and meetings relevant to education issues. There are several bills regarding charter Read More

ESA Makes Big Progress

Yesterday afternoon the NH House of Representatives passed the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193, in a 184 to 162 roll call vote. We live blogged the discussion on our Facebook page. The chamber was filled with Representatives wearing bright yellow scarves for National School Choice Week. The ESA bill now advances to the House Finance Read More

Exposing the Myths About Education Savings Accounts

Next week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will consider SB 193, which would create education savings accounts (ESAs) that families could use to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, online courses, educational therapy, and various homeschooling expenses using a portion of the funds that the state had allocated for their child’s education at Read More

Slow Progress for HEAC and Educational Neglect Bill

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) held their bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, November 9th and made progress on several operational issues. We were again present and recorded their discussion; it is in six segments and published on our YouTube channel. 2017 November HEAC meeting part 1 2017 November HEAC meeting part 2 2017 November HEAC meeting Read More

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