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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:

UL: Targeting kindergarten: Sununu offers sound compromise

UL: Targeting kindergarten: Sununu offers sound compromise

The Union Leader Editorial Board ran an oped about Governor Sununu’s proposal to target funding for full-day kindergarten programs. Read the full text:

Nashua Telegraph: Civics not a bad idea for NH

Nashua Telegraph: Civics not a bad idea for NH

The Nashua Telegraph ran an editorial supporting SB 45, which requires all high school students take a course in civics as a requirement for graduation. Here’s the full text:

Governor Sununu’s budget draws praise, raises questions about the future of education

Governor Sununu’s budget draws praise, raises questions about the future of education

First-term Governor Chris Sununu delivered his budget address last week, highlighting top issues like the opiod crisis and infrastructure needs. One topic that drew a lot of attention was his education priorities. These fell in three main categories: funding for full-day kindergarten, school building aid, and charter school funding. We’ll […]

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Dr. Ladd in Union Leader: Sununu budget a good start for NH schools

Dr. Carl Ladd, Executive Director and Treasurer of the New Hampshire School Administrator’s Association, submitted this letter to the Union Leader:

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Foster’s Daily Dem: School building aid is part of state’s obligation to a quality public education

The Foster’s Daily Democrat Editorial Board urged legislators to lift the moratorium on school building aid, citing the growing number of schools in dire need of repair and upgrades. The program, implemented in the 1950’s, has been frozen for almost a decade, forcing towns to either raise all of the funds […]

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Lack of building aid makes access to the basics difficult in some NH schools

With over $650 million in potential projects, New Hampshire’s school building aid program is one of the top issues of this legislative session. Since the state’s moratorium on the aid program, schools haven’t been the only ones to suffer–construction companies and other businesses have faltered, too according to NHBR. 

Rep. Richard Ames, courtesy of the Keene Sentinel

Rep. Ames: It’s time to re-establish genuine education aid

Rep. Dick Ames (Cheshire-09) called for a reinstatement of education aid to the state’s poorest communities in a letter to the Keene Sentinel. Read the full letter here: