Tag: Special Education

School Leader Defends the Town Tuitioning Program

The House recently passed HB 721, a bill that would require all private schools participating in town tuitioning to provide the same special education services as public schools without the funding — another way to shut down this small and successful program. HB 721 requires all private schools participating in a town-tuitioning (aka Croydon) program Read More

Districts Alter Special Ed Services to Students in Charters

As students kick off the new school year and settle into their back-to-school routines, several families at NH chartered public schools were informed of changes to their children’s Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that they did not expect. Upon returning to school, numerous families were told that their children’s special education services would be altered; some Read More

Questionnaire re NH’s Equal Access Statute

Lately we have received several questions regarding NH’s Equal Access statute, RSA 193-1:c which states: 193:1-c Access to Public School Programs by Nonpublic, Public Chartered Schools or Home Educated Pupils. – I. Nonpublic, public chartered school, or home educated pupils shall have access to curricular courses and cocurricular programs offered by the school district in Read More

HEAC Addresses Ed 315 and Multiple Long-Standing Issues

The Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) is an advisory council to the Commissioner of Education with specific responsibilities. Its primary function is to serve as a communication bridge between the homeschool community, various public-school groups, and the state Department of Education. The council met for its bimonthly meeting on March 28, 2019; we attended and Read More

Story of the Day

Thank you to Choice Media for having us do today’s Story of the Day! It is based on a Boston Herald article titled, “State Accused of Holding Back Bucks for Private Special Ed Students.” We should focus on children, not the buildings where they attend school.   "Massachusetts Accused of Holding Back Money Meant for Special Ed Students in Read More

Family Profile: A Child with Special Needs Thrives in a Private School

This is part of our Family Profile series that features NH families that utilize educational opportunities for their children. This story comes from Sasha Levin, a New Hampshire father of a child with special needs. Sasha shared his son’s experience in a NH-based Facebook group for families with special needs children in response to discussions Read More

Family Profile: One Size Does Not Fit All

Each child has unique needs, talents, and goals. By extension, a one-size-fits-all education will not succeed. Families across New Hampshire are sharing their stories with us about what educational opportunities mean to them. We are honored to share them as part of our Family Profile series. This story comes from a veteran and divorced mom Read More

A Deeply Offensive Attack on Special-Needs Students

By Shalimar Encarnacion and Michelle Levell   Claiming that special-needs children will be harmed if their parents choose an outside education tailored to their specific needs is more than deeply offensive. It is harmful to the kids who need alternative services. Incredibly, that is what opponents of change in public education are doing. This false Read More

Family Profile: Home Educating a Child with Special Needs

From time to time we will share stories about New Hampshire children whose lives are impacted by educational opportunities. We recently asked home educating families to send us their stories – what makes homeschooling important to them and how it impacts their lives. Today’s profile is about a homeschooling family with a son who has Read More

2017 Highlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major role in advancing educational options for our children and future generations in the Granite State. Read More

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