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Union Leader: Empowering parents: School choice for all NH students

Union Leader: Empowering parents: School choice for all NH students

The Union Leader Editorial Board supported SB 193 in this editorial:

Concord school board member: Vouchers would undermine school districts

Concord school board member: Vouchers would undermine school districts

Concord School Board member Maureen Redmond-Scura wrote an open letter to Governor Sununu in the Concord Monitor on SB 193, the universal voucher bill that’s currently in the House:

Pre-engineering classes and school-business partnerships take off in NH as part of STEM initiative

Pre-engineering classes and school-business partnerships take off in NH as part of STEM initiative

Parenting NH featured a piece on school-business partnerships in New Hampshire and the growing influence of STEM (and STEAM) in our schools. For almost 20 years, New Hampshire tech leaders have participated in the Department of Education’s Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council (PETAC), a leadership team that helps develop and update pre-engineering […]

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.