Last week, the House Education Committee had a public hearing on SB 43, a bill that would require high schoolers to take a half-credit course dedicated to civics as a graduation requirement. Senator Lou D’Allesandro, the bill’s sponsor, was there to defend it, according to the Concord Monitor:
On March 8, Concord’s school board submitted their budget proposal–which didn’t include full-day kindergarten. According to the Concord Monitor, a hearing earlier this week drew a large crowd debate the topic.
Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s undisclosed, $1,000 donation to the Croydon School Board’s legal fund will be a central topic at the next Executive Council meeting, reported NH1 News. That’s when the Council is expected to vote on his 4-year appointment.
Most towns have had their town meeting day last week. If you ran for a local position, we appreciate your dedication! Win or lose, it’s important to make your voice heard. We’re tracking local results on issues like full-day kindergarten and school building aid, so stay tuned.
Nashua is full of hackers, coders, and structural engineers. They’re working with 3D printers, developing sensors for robots, and developing new apps. But they’re not adults–they’re sixth and seventh graders at Elm Street Middle School, and the Nashua Telegraph featured a great piece on them.
Concord resident Betty Hoadley submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor:
Representative Dick Ames submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor:
The Valley News reported that Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut donated $1,000 to the Croydon School Board’s legal defense fund several months ago. Read the full story here:
Representative Marjorie Porter submitted this piece to Concord Monitor regarding SB 193, which creates education savings accounts for New Hampshire students:
The Concord Monitor published an editorial about a school voucher bill that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. SB 193 will be the most expansive voucher bill in the country and could cost the state about $60 million or more its first year. What do you think about this type of voucher program? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.