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Laconia Daily Sun: Bill to fund full-day kindergarten offers $251k to Laconia schools

Accordingto the Laconia Daily Sun, HB 155 would give Laconia schools an additional $261,792 in state education funding. Schools across the state would receive an additional $14.5 million, and charter schools would get an additional $350,000 if the bill is passed. The House hasn’t voted on the bill yet. 

Education at the State House: Legislative Update for February 4

Education at the State House: Legislative Update for February 4

Last week was a busy one at the state’s capitol. The House had it’s first session of the year (the Senate meets for the first time on Thursday), and Frank Edelblut had his confirmation hearing. Here’s a rundown of what happened and a preview at the week ahead:

Hearing for Ed Commissioner runs over six hours as packed room listens to testimony from both sides

Hearing for Ed Commissioner runs over six hours as packed room listens to testimony from both sides

By 1 pm, when the hearing for Ed Commissioner nominee, Frank Edelblut was set to begin, the room was not only packed with people waiting to testify, but had overflowed into the two rooms adjacent to chambers. By 7 pm, people were still waiting to speak in favor and against […]

Union Leader: Edelblut means reform

Union Leader: Edelblut means reform

The Union Leader published an editorial supporting the nomination of former State Rep Frank Edelblut. Here’s an excerpt:

11 North country superintendents urge legislators to create equitable funding system for our schools

11 North country superintendents urge legislators to create equitable funding system for our schools

Eleven North Country superintendents urged legislators to create an equitable funding system for our state’s schools in a letter to the Berlin Daily Sun. Here’s the full letter:

Former Superintendent: Edelblut’s lack of experience is “troubling”

Former Superintendent: Edelblut’s lack of experience is “troubling”

Wayne F. Gersen, a former Hanover School Superintendent and education consultant, published his letter to the Executive Council regarding the nomination of former State Representative Frank Edelblut. Here’s the letter:

Senator Reagan: School choice affords the quality education our students deserve

Senator Reagan: School choice affords the quality education our students deserve

Senator John Reagan (Dist. 17) hailed school choice and competition as a way to deliver a quality, affordable education in the Union Leader. Here’s an excerpt:

Union Leader: HB 557 removes “bureaucratic roadblock,” gives more local control to towns

Union Leader: HB 557 removes “bureaucratic roadblock,” gives more local control to towns

The Union Leader published an editorial supporting HB 557, a bill that would allow districts to send students to private schools. Read more:

PACE Evaluations at Spaulding High School

Charles Arlinghaus in Union Leader: Charters give kids more options

Charles Arlinghaus, Governor Sununu’s interim budget director, published a column in the Union Leader about school choice. Here’s an excerpt:

Governor Chris Sununu: Parents “need to have the final say” on their children’s education

Governor Chris Sununu: Parents “need to have the final say” on their children’s education

Governor Chris Sununu spoke to NH1 News after speaking at a school choice event in Manchester earlier this week. Here’s the clip: