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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:

Executive Council confirms Frank Edelblut as Education Commissioner, SBOE issues letter regarding nomination

Executive Council confirms Frank Edelblut as Education Commissioner, SBOE issues letter regarding nomination

The Executive Council confirmed former State Rep. and businessman Frank Edelblut as Commissioner of the Department of Education. The Council confirmed Governor Sununu’s nominee in a 3-2 party-line vote.

Gov Sununu prioritizes full day kindergarten in budget; Senators still vie for full adequacy funding

Gov Sununu prioritizes full day kindergarten in budget; Senators still vie for full adequacy funding

In Governor Chris Sununu’s budget address on Thursday, full-day kindergarten funding was front and center. Senator Watters (Dover) believes his bill, SB 191, would address the Governor’s campaign promises, reported Seacoast Online. 

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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 […]

Weekly legislative update: budgets, snow delays, and full-day K!

Weekly legislative update: budgets, snow delays, and full-day K!

This week, the House and Senate Education Committees heard several controversial bills, the Governor presented his biennial budget, and more. The Governor’s meeting with the State Board of Education was delayed until next Tuesday. We hope you had a great week and are enjoying all this snow! Here’s a brief […]

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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: