Letters to the Union Leader and the Concord Monitor on the key New Hampshire education issues.
Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor, House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools. “Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that public funds cannot be used for sectarian […]
David Solomon reports that the Senate Education Committee voted down the Edelblut request for open ended authority to reorganize the New Hampshire department of education because Republican Sen. Ruth Ward heard so much opposition from constitutents.
WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee retained for further study a controversial voucher bill. It could be returned in 2018
WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to fully support full day kindergarten, adding $5 million per year to the governor’s original proposal
WMUR reports that the New Hampshire Senate Education Committee sent a major department of education reorganization proposal to study committee.
The Union Leader reported that New Hampshire House Education Committee voted in support of SB 191, full day kindergarten. Now the bill goes to the full House and then to House Finance
The Union Leader reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to retain HB 193, the voucher bill, to work on answering the many questions about it.
NHPR interviews a home schooling family and a Christian school head about how home and private school families would benefit if HB 193 became law.
Letters to the Seacoast Media papers and the Union Leader express varying opinions about New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.