Post Tagged with: "Education Funding"

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

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:

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. 

Daniel J. Bakie Elementary School

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. 

Rep. Richard Ames, courtesy of the Keene Sentinel

Rep. Ames: It’s time to re-establish genuine education aid

Rep. Dick Ames (Cheshire-09) called for a reinstatement of education aid to the state’s poorest communities in a letter to the Keene Sentinel. Read the full letter here:

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:

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:

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:

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 […]

Funding cuts to education “brutal,” says Berlin city mayor

Paul Grenier, the mayor of Berlin, spoke with NHPR about the recent cuts to their state funding for education. This year, Berlin will lose over $200,000–and that will continue every year, for the next 25 years. Mayor Grenier fears that the current funding formula and the state’s decision to eliminate stabilization grants […]