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Police chief: Investing in kids can help fight crime

Enfield Police Chief Richard Crate urged the legislature to invest in New Hampshire kids by funding early childhood education programs in the Concord Monitor. Here’s an excerpt of his article:

Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Governor Chris Sununu told the House Education Committee that wherever he goes, communities talk about New Hampshire’s need for full-day kindergarten. Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer is no exception–here’s an excerpt from their editorial urging the House to pass the Governor’s kindergarten grant program:

Governor, mayor come out in support of full day kindergarten funding at hearing

Governor, mayor come out in support of full day kindergarten funding at hearing

Governor Sununu’s proposal to target full-day kindergarten funding is gaining steam in New Hampshire, reported NHPR. The House Education Committee held a public hearing on SB 191, the Senate bill that was amended to include his plan, on April 18. The Governor himself attended to testify in support of the bill. […]

House Dems aim to bring back full-day K

House Dems aim to bring back full-day K

This Wednesday, the House Finance Committee is expected to present its budget to the full House for a vote. That budget doesn’t include the proposal for full-day kindergarten funding proposed by Governor Sununu. House Minority Leader, Steve Shurtleff, says that could change: they will present an amendment that includes the […]

Weekly Legislative Update: Legislature to battle over full-day kindergarten funding, one of two voucher bills tabled, Commissioner Edelblut confirmed for 4 year term

Weekly Legislative Update: Legislature to battle over full-day kindergarten funding, one of two voucher bills tabled, Commissioner Edelblut confirmed for 4 year term

In a bold statement, the Senate passed a bill last Thursday that reinstates Governor Sununu’s targeted funding program for full-day kindergarten. It was removed from the House’s budget last week, a decision that drove the Governor to ask the legislature to reconsider. He calls full-day kindergarten “absolutely essential” and a “critical […]

House and Senate set to fight over Governor’s proposal for full-day kindergarten funding

House and Senate set to fight over Governor’s proposal for full-day kindergarten funding

In crafting the biennial budget, the House Finance Committee cut Governor Sununu’s proposal to fund full-day kindergarten along party lines, reported NH1 News. But the Senate passed a bill on Thursday that revived the funding, according to the Union Leader.

Seacoast Online: All-day kindergarten a necessity

Seacoast Online: All-day kindergarten a necessity

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 Gile: How I became an advocate for full-day kindergarten

Representative Gile: How I became an advocate for full-day kindergarten

Representative Mary Stuart Gile explained how she became involved in advocating for full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire in the Concord Monitor:

Nashua Alderman: “Let’s think about taxpayers for a change”

Nashua Alderman: “Let’s think about taxpayers for a change”

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. 

Concord residents debate full-day kindergarten, cite unexpected expenses that “can’t be ignored”

Concord residents debate full-day kindergarten, cite unexpected expenses that “can’t be ignored”

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.