Education Bills Scheduled the Week of May 4, 2015

This is a critical phase of the legislative session. Although every bill has had a public hearing, several still need to be exec’d (voted on by the committee) and have a full chamber vote. This is when the legislators negotiate votes and favors. It is still possible to impact decisions by contacting Senators as they Read More

HB 323 Action Alert — Save Our Kids

HB 323, the bill that would further trap New Hampshire in the federal No Child Left Behind waiver, is heading to the full senate for a vote on Thursday, May 7th. This is the most important education bill of the year. It is critical to contact the senate, respectfully asking them to kill the bill Read More

Talking About HB 323, the NCLB Waiver Bill on Local Radio

On Monday, Doris Hohensee of NH Families for Education joined me on the Girard at Large radio show to talk about HB 323, the No Child Left Behind waiver bill. The host, Richard Girard, gave a nice intro in segment one, and then talked with us in segment two. For more information, read HB 323, Read More

Press Conference on HB 323, the NCLB Waiver Bill

Earlier today we co-hosted a press conference at the Legislative Office Building lobby with NH Families for Education. The video is posted here, and below are my remarks. Call every senator and tell them only the Hoell/Avard amendment is acceptable, otherwise HB 323 must be killed. The Senate Education Committee passed (yet another variation of) Read More

HB 323, The Most Important Education Bill of the Year

Contact your senator today about HB 323. We must pass the Hoell/Avard amendment or kill the bill. Save our kids. HB 323 is a very critical bill as it is tied to New Hampshire’s Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA), aka No Child Left Behind (NCLB), waiver. This waiver is the agreement that the state Department of Education Read More

Save Our Kids Press Conference — April 28, 2015 at 8:30am

Please join us for a press conference on Tuesday, April 28 at 8:30am in the lobby of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) at 33 N. State Street in Concord. The Senate Education Committee will vote on HB 323 shortly after the press conference. Unless amended, this bill would give the state DOE far-reaching authority to Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of April 13, 2015

“Cross over,” when the House and Senate exchange bills, is well underway. Unless otherwise indicated, the following bills are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate with the committee members and share your opinion on bills. The public has until the executive session Read More

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