Letters to the Union Leader and the Concord Monitor on the key New Hampshire education issues.
Early Childhood Development
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
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
Enfield Police Chief Richard Crate urged the legislature to invest in New Hampshire kids by funding early childhood education programs in the Concord Monitor. Here’s an excerpt of his article:
Governor Chris Sununu told the House Education Committee that wherever he goes, communities talk about New Hampshire’s need for full-day kindergarten. Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer is no exception–here’s an excerpt from their editorial urging the House to pass the Governor’s kindergarten grant program:
Governor Sununu’s proposal to target full-day kindergarten funding is gaining steam in New Hampshire, reported NHPR. The House Education Committee held a public hearing on SB 191, the Senate bill that was amended to include his plan, on April 18. The Governor himself attended to testify in support of the bill. […]
This Wednesday, the House Finance Committee is expected to present its budget to the full House for a vote. That budget doesn’t include the proposal for full-day kindergarten funding proposed by Governor Sununu. House Minority Leader, Steve Shurtleff, says that could change: they will present an amendment that includes the […]
In crafting the biennial budget, the House Finance Committee cut Governor Sununu’s proposal to fund full-day kindergarten along party lines, reported NH1 News. But the Senate passed a bill on Thursday that revived the funding, according to the Union Leader.
Seacoast Online published an editorial on Sunday urging legislators to fund full-day kindergarten, saying it is “a necessity”: New Hampshire House members last week donned their pecuniary caps for one of their regular we’ve-got-no-money-for-this budgetary dances. This time, the gyrations were about all-day kindergarten. We say put away the disco […]
Representative Mary Stuart Gile explained how she became involved in advocating for full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire in the Concord Monitor: