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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. […]

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Amendments would give Commissioner some latitude, but would look at DOE structure in depth over the summer

The Concord Monitor reported on two amendments proposed by Senator David Watters (Dover), one of which creates a committee to study the structure of the Department of Education. Here’s an excerpt of the article:

Governor Sununu: Drew Cline is “a great resource” for State Board of Education

Governor Sununu: Drew Cline is “a great resource” for State Board of Education

Governor Chris Sununu has nominated former Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline to the State Board of Education, reported the Union Leader. Cline will replace longtime member and current chairman Tom Raffio, who has served on the board for 10 years. 

Governor Sununu replaces Chairman Tom Raffio on State Board of Education

Governor Sununu replaces Chairman Tom Raffio on State Board of Education

The Associated Press reported that Governor Chris Sununu has replaced State Board of Education chairman Tom Raffio this week. Raffio has served on the State Board of Education for 10 years. From the report:

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Senator David Watters to propose alternative to restructuring Department of Education

According to the Union Leader, Senator David Watters (Dover) plans to introduce an amendment that would potentially create a study committee to reorganize the Department of Education. Senator Watters’ amendment would replace the amendment proposed by Senator John Reagan (Deerfield) last week, which would have given Commissioner Frank Edelblut substantially […]

News Review: Amendment to Reorganize NH Dept. of Ed

News Review: Amendment to Reorganize NH Dept. of Ed

Senator John Reagan proposed an amendment on April 11th in the Senate Education Committee, that would substantially increase the authority and power of the Office of the Commissioner of Education. The amendment was an addition to HB 356, an unrelated bill (which creates a legislative study committee on the education funding formula) […]

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Union Leader: Edelblut power play in DOE reorganizing?

The Union Leader featured an article on the amendment to HB 356, which would restructure the Department of Education:

WMUR: NH education chief says new proposal would give him ‘fidelity to law,’ management flexibility

WMUR: NH education chief says new proposal would give him ‘fidelity to law,’ management flexibility

WMUR reported on the recent draft amendment proposed by Senator Reagan to expand the authority of the NH Commissioner of Ed:

Concord Monitor: Edelblut seeks to restructure education department

Concord Monitor: Edelblut seeks to restructure education department

The Concord Monitor reported on Senator John Reagan’s amendment to HB 356, which would give the Commissioner Frank Edelblut “broad discretion” over the Department of Education:

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NHPR: Education Commissioner Edelblut Dismisses Claims of a ‘Power Grab’ at the Department

Commissioner Frank Edelblut spoke with NHPR on the amendment to HB 356, which would give him more flexibility and control over the Department of Education: Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut is dismissing claims that he’s seeking more power for his new position. Earlier this week, Republican State Senator John […]