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Key takeaways from the Senate Committee’s hearing on amendments to reorganize the Department of Education

Key takeaways from the Senate Committee’s hearing on amendments to reorganize the Department of Education

On Tuesday (4/25) the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on amendments to HB 356, a bill to establish a committee to study state education funding. The hearing was scheduled after there was significant public outcry over an amendment introduced by Senator John Reagan (R-Deerfield) that would have precipitated dramatic changes […]

House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor, House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools. “Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that public funds cannot be used for sectarian […]

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Bonnie Dunham on the Edelblut plan to reorganize Education Department, “There is no real emergency” | Union Leader

David Solomon reports that the Senate Education Committee voted down the Edelblut request for open ended authority to reorganize the New Hampshire department of education because Republican Sen. Ruth Ward heard so much opposition from constitutents.

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House Education Committee | WMUR

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House Education Committee | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee retained for further study a controversial voucher bill. It could be returned in 2018

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

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

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State Senate panel recommends killing bill to give education commissioner Edelblut broader management authority | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire Senate Education Committee sent a major department of education reorganization proposal to study committee.

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

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

House sidelines school choice bill | Union Leader

House sidelines school choice bill | Union Leader

The Union Leader reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to retain HB 193, the voucher bill, to work on answering the many questions about it.

Voucher Bill Tests Ambition of School Choice Advocates in N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio

Voucher Bill Tests Ambition of School Choice Advocates in N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio

NHPR interviews a home schooling family and a Christian school head about how home and private school families would benefit if HB 193 became law.

Troy resident: The way NH funds public schools is an “unfair system”

Troy resident: The way NH funds public schools is an “unfair system”

Troy resident Marcia Press is taking action after attending a four-hour town meeting on the school budget, where she says that her community was angry over how much money her town spends on education. According to the Sentinel Source, she started a petition to find another way for the state […]