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Part 2 — 2016 Legislative Wins

This is part two in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, but the good news is that more parents and concerned citizens are engaged. This is how we win. We all can make a difference to engage with our children’s teachers and schools, encourage Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 8, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 8, 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 a 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

Part 1 — 2015 Legislative Wins

This is part one of three that will dissect our 2015 legislative efforts. This was a big year for education legislation and we had several wins — some good bills passed and some bad bills were defeated. Below is a list of the most noteworthy wins. Unquestionably the most significant accomplishment this session was at Read More

Important House Votes on April 15, 2015

The following education bills will be voted on by the entire House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 15th. Please contact your Representatives today. A brief phone call is most effective, but an email is helpful. Reps often don’t hear from constituents at all, so your effort can make a powerful difference. To find your Representatives, Read More

Education Bills for the Week of March 30, 2015

The legislative session is in the process of “cross over,” when the House and Senate exchange bills. Only a few have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. Most of the bills below are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of Feb 9, 2015

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 9, 2015. The schedule is subject to change especially with the latest snow storm. Updates will be made as information becomes available, so check back. Tuesday, February 10 SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Legislative Office Building, room 103 9:00 a.m. SB 157-FN, establishing a civics education Read More

Don’t Expose NH to Another Failed Education Experiment

Please contact the entire NH Senate, urging them to oppose the education committee’s recommendation on SB 69. They will vote on this bill Thurs, Feb 12, 2015. SB 69 is a gateway bill that would open the doors to universal preschool. It has already been a federal multi-billion dollar failure. NH does not need to be Read More

Testimony for SB 69, a Study for At-Risk Pre-School

Below is the testimony presented to the Senate Education Committee earlier today regarding SB 69, an act establishing a commission to study social impact bond funding for early childhood education for at-risk students. The Senate Education Committee is likely to hold an executive session next week to vote on this bill. There is still time Read More

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

The 2015 legislative session opens with a bill, SB 69, that seeks to establish a commission to study funding for preschool programs for at-risk children. On the surface it seems noble and helpful to the most needy in our society; however, good intentions are not enough. There are numerous examples of similar pre-school programs that Read More

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