Tag: Tax-Credit Scholarships

Save Our Scholarships: Hearing on Repeal Bill – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the public hearing for HB 632, the ETC repeal bill. Please join us so the committee may hear from you! For a summary of what happened at the first public hearing, read ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 1.   WHAT: Public hearing on House Bill 632, the first one Read More

ETC Repeal Hearing Update – Part 1

Today the House Ways and Means Committee held a public hearing on HB 632, a bill that would repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Over 400 low-income children utilize the program this school year. The committee room was at maximum capacity with people standing along the walls and in the hallway. It was wonderful Read More

Schedule for Week of February 4, 2019

You are encouraged to attend the Save Our Scholarships public hearing on HB 632, the bill that intends to repeal the Education Tax Credit program. It will be on Tuesday, February 5th starting at 11:00am in room 202 of the Legislative Office Building. The hearing may be relocated to a larger room. More details about Read More

Hope for a Brighter Future

Families choose educational options for a variety of reasons. The most common are academic fit and safety. Sometimes there are other reasons why the local public school, even a good one, might not be a good fit for a child. Jodie’s son, Sam, was hit by a car a year ago. Even after he initially Read More

Schedule for Week of January 28, 2019

Last week was National School Choice Week and we had a blast! New Hampshire hosted two events – a huge rally in Concord with outstanding student performers and 500 guests, and an Intro to Homeschooling session that demystified home education for families considering that option. Thank you for celebrating with us! Check out the video Read More

Scholarship Frees Potential

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world. ~ Maria Montessori   The Education Tax Credit scholarship program puts educational opportunities within reach for low-income students across the Granite State. Over 400 students are utilizing the scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. There are a few bills filed that aim to Read More

Save Our Scholarships: Hearing on Repeal Bill

  WHAT: Public hearing on House Bill 632, the first one that intends to repeal the Education Tax Credit scholarship program WHERE: Legislative Office Building, room 202, located at 33 N State Street, Concord. WHEN: Tuesday, February 5th, starting at 11:00am The Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship program is the only one in the state Read More

Defend Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Children

The tax-credit scholarship is facing multiple attacks in the legislature this year. The first one is HB 632 and is being fast-tracked to the House Ways and Means Committee, entirely skipping the Education Committee as is the usual protocol to first go to the policy committee. Although the public hearing is not scheduled yet, we Read More

2018 Legislator Report Card

We are pleased to release our third annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on this session’s school-choice bills with roll-call votes. We followed and reported on many more issues and bills throughout the year, but only roll-call votes provide direct accountability of individual Representatives and Senators. As previously mentioned, 2018 was a strong year Read More

2018 Highlights Part 2

It has been a very good year for educational options in New Hampshire! Every year we set more ambitious goals and advance on nearly every effort. As always, our strong grassroots community of families, community leaders, and concerned citizens make all the difference. Each year we see more concerned residents get involved — this has Read More

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