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District Leaders, Educators Express Funding Frustrations to Education Committee

Educators and school officials addressed the Joint Legislative Education Committee on Wednesday, October 7, sharing success stories related to school openings while...

Commission begins reexamining public school funding

The Commission to Study School Funding, a group of six lawmakers and ten members of the public, had their third meeting of...

House Education recommends an overhaul of the funding formula, bringing back old elements

On February 19, the House Education Committee introduced its proposal to address the way we pay for our public schools. Four funding-related bills were...

Weekly Legislative Update: Governor Sununu delivers budget address, Senate holds public hearing on bill...

Last week, Governor Sununu delivered his budget address to the joint House and Senate, the House Education subcommittee wrapped up their work on key...

State Education Property Tax: Locally raised, locally kept

On every New Hampshire property tax bill, there are two line items that fund the local school district: the statewide education property tax (SWEPT),...

Stabilization Grants: A vital part of the formula for NH’s most vulnerable communities

Stabilization grants are a substantial source of state aid to many New Hampshire communities. In the third segment on our state’s education funding formula,...

Is an “adequate education” adequate for our students?

When talking about the cost of education in New Hampshire, the term “adequate education” usually comes up. But what does it mean, and how...
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The big question for 2019: How will we pay for our schools?

The way New Hampshire pays for its schools has been a hot topic for decades. With recent tweaks to the education funding formula and...

Keene forum underscores growing frustration with funding inequities

Amid growing frustration over funding inequities in they way New Hampshire funds its education system, attorney John Tobin and Executive Councilor Andru Volinksy are...

School funding crisis “a math problem” that needs a statewide solution, say advocates

The state's dependence on local property taxes to fund education is reaching a tipping point that requires a statewide solution, attorneys John Tobin and...