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Bobby Jindal for UL: Our education system needs to be revamped

Bobby Jindal for UL: Our education system needs to be revamped

The Union Leader’s Another View column featured former Louisiana Governor and presidential candidate Bobby Jindal speaking about school choice in New Hampshire. Here’s an excerpt:

AG says HB 557, allowing districts to send students to private schools, unconstitutional as written

AG says HB 557, allowing districts to send students to private schools, unconstitutional as written

Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards told the House Education Committee that the office has concerns with HB 557, which would allow districts to send students to private schools, reported the Concord Monitor. 

Governor Sununu declares January 22-28 New Hampshire School Choice Week, praises commissioner nominee Frank Edelblut

Governor Sununu declares January 22-28 New Hampshire School Choice Week, praises commissioner nominee Frank Edelblut

Governor Chris Sununu talked about his own experiences with school choice at a Manchester event after declaring this week School Choice Week, according to the Concord Monitor:

Education Commissioner: Setting the tone and vision for all NH students

Education Commissioner: Setting the tone and vision for all NH students

What exactly does the Commissioner of Education do? Here’s a brief overview from the Concord Monitor:

Senators Watters and Kahn: Education initiatives will strengthen communities, boost employment

Senators Watters and Kahn: Education initiatives will strengthen communities, boost employment

Senators David Watters (District 4) and Jay Kahn (District 10) have sponsored a number of education-related bills, including funding full-day kindergarten, restoring funding for school building aid, and increasing funding for Career and Technical Education (CTE). Together, they submitted a column to the Concord Monitor outlining the initiatives as a […]

Concord Monitor Editorial Board: Additional charter funding shouldn’t come at the expense of struggling schools

Concord Monitor Editorial Board: Additional charter funding shouldn’t come at the expense of struggling schools

The Concord Monitor featured an editorial over the weekend questioning whether the expansion of charter schools and school choice in New Hampshire would give all students “a fair shake.” Here’s an excerpt:

Governor Sununu names Frank Edelblut as NH Department of Education Commissioner

Governor Sununu names Frank Edelblut as NH Department of Education Commissioner

Governor Chris Sununu has nominated investor and one-term State Representative Frank Edelblut as Commissioner of the Department of Education, reported the Concord Monitor. 

NH legislators debate full-day kindergarten funding

NH legislators debate full-day kindergarten funding

Since HB 155–the bill that funds full-day kindergarten–was introduced this session, legislators from both chambers have spoken out regarding full-day kindergarten programs. Senator David Watters (D-Dist. 4) recently told Seacoast Online that one of his biggest priorities in 2017 is to expand access to full-day kindergarten.  Senator Dan Feltes (D-Dist. 15), one of […]

Legislators hope to integrate STEM and engineering concepts in younger grades

Legislators hope to integrate STEM and engineering concepts in younger grades

This year, the legislature will decide on a bill to increase STEM funding for schools, according to the New Hampshire Business Review. A bipartisan team of legislators is trying to bring a pre-engineering curriculum into elementary schools using the state’s already existing grant funding program. 

“Workforce Accelerator 2025” will help students get real-world experience through career pathways

“Workforce Accelerator 2025” will help students get real-world experience through career pathways

Thanks to a new partnership between businesses, schools, and local organizations, more students will have the chance to get real-world experiences and skills. According to a press release, the Business and Industry Association (BIA) is working with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and local schools to develop “career pathways.”