Seacoast Online published an editorial on Sunday urging legislators to fund full-day kindergarten, saying it is “a necessity”: New Hampshire House members last week donned their pecuniary caps for one of their regular we’ve-got-no-money-for-this budgetary dances. This time, the gyrations were about all-day kindergarten. We say put away the disco […]
Representative Mary Stuart Gile explained how she became involved in advocating for full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire in the Concord Monitor:
“We all know what happens when money is drained out of public schools. Property taxes go way up.”
Last week, the House Education Committee had a public hearing on SB 43, a bill that would require high schoolers to take a half-credit course dedicated to civics as a graduation requirement. Senator Lou D’Allesandro, the bill’s sponsor, was there to defend it, according to the Concord Monitor:
Last week, the Nashua Board of Education’s budget committee voted 6-2 to expand full-day kindergarten to all 11 elementary schools, reported the Union Leader. But some of the city’s aldermen and two school board members pushed back, citing cost concerns.
On March 8, Concord’s school board submitted their budget proposal–which didn’t include full-day kindergarten. According to the Concord Monitor, a hearing earlier this week drew a large crowd debate the topic.
Commissioner Frank Edelblut’s undisclosed, $1,000 donation to the Croydon School Board’s legal fund will be a central topic at the next Executive Council meeting, reported NH1 News. That’s when the Council is expected to vote on his 4-year appointment.
Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill
Most towns have had their town meeting day last week. If you ran for a local position, we appreciate your dedication! Win or lose, it’s important to make your voice heard. We’re tracking local results on issues like full-day kindergarten and school building aid, so stay tuned.
Nashua is full of hackers, coders, and structural engineers. They’re working with 3D printers, developing sensors for robots, and developing new apps. But they’re not adults–they’re sixth and seventh graders at Elm Street Middle School, and the Nashua Telegraph featured a great piece on them.
Concord resident Betty Hoadley submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor: