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Governor signs bill requiring 2 week notification before teaching sex ed in schools

Governor signs bill requiring 2 week notification before teaching sex ed in schools

NHPR reported that Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 103 into law, which requires school districts to provide at least two weeks’ notice to parents before teaching anything involving human sexuality or sexual education. Here’s an excerpt:

Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will vote on voucher bill

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.

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

The Concord Monitor published an editorial about a school voucher bill that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. SB 193 will be the most expansive voucher bill in the country and could cost the state about $60 million or more its first year. What do you think about this type of voucher program? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

HB 620 and its impact on special education services in New Hampshire

HB 620 and its impact on special education services in New Hampshire

On Thursday, March 8th, or Friday, March 9, New Hampshire’s House of Representatives will vote on a bill that could swiftly and negatively impact New Hampshire’s children, especially those receiving special education services. 

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New Hampshire

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New Hampshire

The Senate was busy last week, voting on almost ten education-related bills. The chamber passed the “Croydon bill” and SB 193, a bill that creates education freedom savings accounts. Neither have received a lot of attention, but can dramatically change how public education works in New Hampshire. Both bills allow […]

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 […]

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. 

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Check out our Bill Tracker and stay up to date with education legislation

Reaching Higher NH follows education-related legislation in New Hampshire through our Education Bills Tracker. Visit the website at www.EducationBillsNH.org or subscribe for updates!         The Bill Tracker has updates on legislation, including hearing, committee, and voting information. Follow us on Twitter for live updates of House and Senate […]