Tag: Legislation

Schedule for Week of May 13, 2019

The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will vote on all remaining legislation, including one school-choice related bill. This is a good opportunity to contact them with your thoughts on these important bills. The full Senate will vote on the Manifest Educational Hardship (MEH) bill on May 15th; this is the time to contact your Read More

Schedule for Week of April 22, 2019

It’s a mostly-quiet week in Concord for school-choice legislation; one bill has a public hearing in the senate. Homeschoolers are encouraged to review the proposed changes to Ed 315, the rules that govern home education, and get in touch with the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) before their meeting on April 25th; more information below. Read More

Schedule for Week of April 15, 2019

This week the NH Senate has a session on Thursday, April 18th. There are a few education bills, but none are relevant to school-choice issues.  Likewise, the Senate and House education committees have public hearings and executive sessions scheduled, but not regarding school-choice legislation. Homeschoolers are encouraged to review the proposed changes to Ed 315, Read More

SB 318 Paralyzes ETC Program

Although we won a reprieve on Tuesday when the NH House voted to table HB 632, the Education Tax Credit repeal bill, the program faces another threat. There is a bill in the New Hampshire senate, SB 318 as amended, that cuts the only existing private-school choice program in the state by almost half. It Read More

Schedule for Week of March 18, 2019

This is a busy week for the NH House and Senate as we prepare for “crossover,” when they trade surviving bills. Committees are execing remaining bills and the entire House will meet three days next week, Tuesday through Thursday, deliberating over a hundred bills. The entire NH House of Representatives will vote on HB 632, Read More

House Vote on HB 632 — Save Our Scholarships

WHAT:  NH House vote on HB 632, the bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program WHERE:  State House, 107 N Main Street, Concord WHEN:  Tuesday, March 19th, 8:30am to noon   The Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program is the only one in the state that supports low-income students’ access an education Read More

House Committee Votes to Repeal ETC Scholarships

The House Ways and Means Committee voted on the Education Tax Credit (ETC) repeal bill, HB 632, earlier today. We blogged their discussion on our Facebook page; you can see a series of posts dated March 13th to follow along. The entire NH House of Representatives may vote on the ETC repeal bill as early Read More

Education is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Children need educational options for a variety of reasons. Education is not one-size-fits-all. Even good schools cannot be all things to all children. The right educational “fit” can change everything for a child. Below is the testimony from Shalimar Encarnacion. She attended both public hearings of the Education Tax Credit (ETC) repeal bill, HB 632, Read More

ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 2

On Tuesday afternoon the House Ways and Means Committee concluded the public hearing on HB 632, the bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program in 2020. This school year 413 low-income children utilize the program to attend schools of their family’s choosing. If the program ends, they will be forced back into Read More

ETC Scholarships Help At-Risk Children

Children have one opportunity for an education that fits their needs. Unfortunately, not every child is able to obtain that “fit” at their local public school; sometimes they need an alternative. Wealthy families can access these options, while other families cannot. That is where New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit program can make all the difference. Read More

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