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Police chief: Investing in kids can help fight crime

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:

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Concord teacher hopes to inspire kids to explore computer science as part of Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical

Christa McAuliffe School teacher Heather Droulet was awarded the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. As a part of the sabbatical, Droulet will get a year off with pay and extra money for materials to bring an idea to life. For her, its getting more girls […]

Union Leader: “‘School choice’ bill hitting head winds”

Union Leader: “‘School choice’ bill hitting head winds”

Dave Solomon’s State House Dome reports that SB 193, the school choice bill, is unlikely to pass in this legislative session and that the governor is ambivalent about the bill.

Concord Monitor: Voucher bill probably to be retained over the summer and state employees oppose DOE reorganization

Concord Monitor: Voucher bill probably to be retained over the summer and state employees oppose DOE reorganization

The Monitor provides background on the lack of sufficient Republican support for the ambitious voucher bill and reports that the State Employee Association has weighed in heavily against Commissioner Edelblut’s proposed reorganization plan.

Governor Sununu on SB 193: I have concerns about putting public funds towards non-public schools

Governor Sununu on SB 193: I have concerns about putting public funds towards non-public schools

On NHPR’s The Exchange this morning, Josh Rogers ran a clip of a  statement given by Governor Sununu on SB 193. The bill would create an “education freedom savings account” program, or voucher system, in New Hampshire. Here’s what the Governor said:

After work session on SB 193, questions remain about NH’s voucher bill

After work session on SB 193, questions remain about NH’s voucher bill

The House Education Committee held a full committee work session on SB 193 on Wednesday, which would create “education freedom savings accounts” in New Hampshire. The Senate passed the bill in March, but the bill is meeting some resistance and has some still unanswered questions in the House.

Union Leader editorial: Cline to replace Raffio

Union Leader editorial: Cline to replace Raffio

The Union Leader Editorial Board featured this piece on their former editor’s appointment to the State Board of Education:

Governor signs bill requiring 2 week notification before teaching sex ed in schools

Governor signs bill requiring 2 week notification before teaching sex ed in schools

NHPR reported that Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 103 into law, which requires school districts to provide at least two weeks’ notice to parents before teaching anything involving human sexuality or sexual education. Here’s an excerpt:

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Letter: Two week notice unneeded

Rochester resident Diane Starkey submitted a letter to Foster’s Daily Democrat about the new law that requires schools to give at least two weeks’ notice before teaching sex ed. Here’s an excerpt:

Union Leader supports new law giving parents prior notification of sex education

Union Leader supports new law giving parents prior notification of sex education

The Union Leader supported a new law that requires two weeks’ notice to parents before a school teaches sex ed in an editorial. Here’s an excerpt: