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Lawmakers: Teaching civics is a civic duty

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:

Nashua middle schoolers build robots, holograms, and more as a part of pre-engineering program

Nashua middle schoolers build robots, holograms, and more as a part of pre-engineering program

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.

Rep Porter: ‘School choice’ bills turn taxpayer dollars into private funds

Rep Porter: ‘School choice’ bills turn taxpayer dollars into private funds

Representative Marjorie Porter submitted this piece to Concord Monitor regarding SB 193, which creates education savings accounts for New Hampshire students:

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

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.

Letter: Schools are the lifeblood of any community

Letter: Schools are the lifeblood of any community

Hampton resident Juli Snaer wrote this letter to the editor of Seacoast Online:

Pittsfield resident: Time for school lawsuit

Pittsfield resident: Time for school lawsuit

Pittsfield resident Christopher Cheney submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor, regarding concerns over education funding:

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

Competency-based learning could hold the key to helping students succeed by using their strengths to show what they know.

Webinar Recording: NH Education Funding A-Z

Webinar Recording: NH Education Funding A-Z

Education is one of the largest line items in the New Hampshire state budget. It’s often a large line item in local town budgets as well. Getting a thorough understanding of how funding works is important for all citizens — especially during budget and local election season. Check out the webinar […]

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New Hampshire

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New Hampshire

The Senate was busy last week, voting on almost ten education-related bills. The chamber passed the “Croydon bill” and SB 193, a bill that creates education freedom savings accounts. Neither have received a lot of attention, but can dramatically change how public education works in New Hampshire. Both bills allow […]

Mark Shriver: Working together toward full-day kindergarten

Mark Shriver: Working together toward full-day kindergarten

Save the Children Action Network’s president, Mark Shriver, supported Governor Sununu’s commitment to funding full-day kindergarten programs in a letter to the Union Leader: