Tag: Legislation

Schedule for Week of February 18, 2019

Although there is not as much activity this week, it is a great opportunity to call or email committees before key decisions are made. There are committee votes scheduled re chartered public schools and education funding. See below for the full schedule. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those include our analysis and Read More

Save Our Scholarships: Hearing on Repeal Bill – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the public hearing for HB 632, the ETC repeal bill. Please join us so the committee may hear from you! For a summary of what happened at the first public hearing, read ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 1.   WHAT: Public hearing on House Bill 632, the first one Read More

Schedule for Week of February 11, 2019

It’s another busy week for school choice!  There are more public hearings, subcommittee meetings, executive sessions, and votes by the entire NH House and Senate chambers. See below for the full schedule. Several sessions pertain to chartered public schools, multiple re education funding, and a vote regarding non-academic surveys. We are monitoring numerous bills this Read More

ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 1

Today the House Ways and Means Committee held a public hearing on HB 632, a bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Over 400 low-income children utilize the program this school year. The committee room was at maximum capacity with people standing along the walls and in the hallway. It was wonderful Read More

Schedule for Week of February 4, 2019

You are encouraged to attend the Save Our Scholarships public hearing on HB 632, the bill that intends to repeal the Education Tax Credit program. It will be on Tuesday, February 5th starting at 11:00am in room 202 of the Legislative Office Building. The hearing may be relocated to a larger room. More details about Read More

Hope for a Brighter Future

Families choose educational options for a variety of reasons. The most common are academic fit and safety. Sometimes there are other reasons why the local public school, even a good one, might not be a good fit for a child. Jodie’s son, Sam, was hit by a car a year ago. Even after he initially Read More

Attack on Chartered Public Schools

Educational options are under attack on multiple fronts. Not only are some legislators seeking to completely repeal the Education Tax Credit Scholarship program that supports low-income students, they are trying to make it nearly impossible for chartered public schools to operate. One of these attacks is HB 711, a bill that would gut funding for Read More

Schedule for Week of January 28, 2019

Last week was National School Choice Week and we had a blast! New Hampshire hosted two events – a huge rally in Concord with outstanding student performers and 500 guests, and an Intro to Homeschooling session that demystified home education for families considering that option. Thank you for celebrating with us! Check out the video Read More

Save Our Scholarships: Hearing on Repeal Bill

  WHAT: Public hearing on House Bill 632, the first one that intends to repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program WHERE: Legislative Office Building, room 202, located at 33 N State Street, Concord. WHEN: Tuesday, February 5th, starting at 11:00am The Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program is the only one in the state Read More

Defend Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Children

The tax-credit scholarship is facing multiple attacks in the legislature this year. The first one is HB 632 and is being fast-tracked to the House Ways and Means Committee, entirely skipping the Education Committee as is the usual protocol to first go to the policy committee. Although the public hearing is not scheduled yet, we Read More

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