Tag: Public Schools

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

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 6, 2017

This is week five of the legislative session with numerous important bills scheduled for public hearings, executive sessions, and full House votes. We encourage parents and caring citizens to be involved in the legislative process. Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with committee members and share your opinion. The Legislative Office Building (LOB) Read More

Defining School Choice

What exactly is school choice? School Choice is a term used extensively in political, education policy, and advocate circles, but what does it mean? In the strictest sense it refers to the various educational institutions available to families, namely public, charter, private and religious schools. This is the most widely accepted definition across the country. Read More

Options for Small Towns

New Hampshire has numerous small towns that do not provide in-district education for their entire student population, and there is a rich variety of ways they provide educational options. The Granite Institute recently published a white paper about these various options, called How New Hampshire Provides Small Towns with Access to Schools. It is authored Read More

Students – Check Your Rights at the Schoolhouse Steps

“The Fourth Amendment forbids searching a person for evidence of a crime when there is no basis for believing the person is guilty of the crime or is in possession of incriminating evidence. That prohibition is categorical and without exception; it lies at the very heart of the Fourth Amendment.” — Justice Antonin Scalia   Read More

2016 Report Card

We are pleased to publish our first annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on the session’s school choice bills with roll calls. We followed and reported on many more bills throughout the year, but only roll calls provide direct accountability to individual Representatives and Senators. For a fuller view of this year’s school choice Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 1, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 1, 2016. Some bills are starting to work their way through the committee to the entire House for a vote. They are clearly marked and we encourage the public to contact all of their representatives. However, most of the bills are scheduled for public Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 11, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of January 11, 2016. Unless otherwise marked, the bills are scheduled for a hearing which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate with the committee members and share your opinion on the bills. The public has until the executive session Read More

Injunction Hearing for Croydon vs the NH DOE

Monday, November 30th was the injunction hearing for Croydon versus the NH Department of Education in the Strafford Superior Court in Dover. We live-blogged the hearing on Facebook.  The post include real-time comments as well as questions and remarks from followers after the hearing concluded. Some of the most shocking statements of the day came Read More

Response to the NH DOE and Attorney General

Over the weekend we launched an email petition to the New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner, Dr. Virginia Barry, and the Attorney General, the Honorable Joseph Foster. They are pursuing an injunction against the tiny town of Croydon in an effort to shut down their school choice program. The program was developed with the approval Read More

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