Tag: Public Schools

Movie Screening for “Heal Our Schools”

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch “Heal Our Schools” on July 30th starting at 7:00pm at the Women’s City Club, 375 Middle Street in Portsmouth, NH. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advanced or at the door. This new documentary is from teachers’ point-of-view. It is critical of politicians and private corporations Read More

HB 603 — Overturn the Veto

On June 12th, Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed HB 603, the bill that would explicitly write parent’s rights to refuse their child’s participation in statewide assessments into New Hampshire statute. In her veto message, Gov. Hassan states that students must take these assessments to ensure our state’s competitive economic future and prepare our children for the Read More

HB 323 Goes Down to the Wire

The Committee of Conference met every day this week to discuss House Bill 323, the statewide assessment and NCLB Waiver bill. Their task was to reconcile the different versions as passed by the House and Senate. This was the most important and contentious education bill of the entire year with more than 35 amendments introduced Read More

HB 323 — Committee of Conference Update

The Committee of Conference will meet on Monday, June 15th at 9:30am in the Legislative Office Building room 207. The committee members are Representatives Rick Ladd, Glenn Cordelli, Terry Wolf, and Barbara Shaw, and Senators Jeb Bradley, John Reagan, and David Watters. To date we have seen one amendment, #2104 proposed by Rep. Ladd. Others Read More

Update on HB 603, the Parental Refusal Bill

On May 14, 2015, the New Hampshire senate passed House Bill 603, a bill that explicitly reinforces parents’ rights to refuse their children’s participation in assessments without penalty. This was a major victory because the Senate Education Committee’s Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL, or kill the bill) recommendation had to be overturned. The ITL motion failed Read More

HB 323 Compromise in Jeopardy

HB 323, the waiver bill, has been an extremely complicated and contentious bill all year. Multiple amendments have been proposed, but only one offered an acceptable compromise, the Bradley amendment, #1752s. Only this amendment specifically allows the SAT or ACT to be used as the 11th grade statewide assessment and closes the vague “such as” Read More

Things Come Apart So Easily…

HB 323 is a very critical bill as it is tied to the No Child Left Behind waiver. This waiver is the agreement that the state Department of Education made with the US DOE so the state can have flexibility to depart from some of the more punitive aspects of NCLB’s mandates. It also commits New Read More

Debunking the Myths of HB 323, the NCLB Waiver Bill

HB 323 is a very critical bill as it is tied to the No Child Left Behind waiver. This waiver is the agreement that the state Department of Education made with the US DOE so the state can have flexibility to depart from some of the more punitive aspects of NCLB’s mandates. It also commits Read More

Education Bills Special Ordered to May 14th — It’s Working!

We are down to the biggest, most important education bills of the year. We are hearing very encouraging news from the senate on the remaining bills. They are “special ordering” them to next week, Thursday, May 14th in order to gain more support for our positions. This means that we must keep up the pressure 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

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