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Weekly Legislative Update: Keno-garten, restrictions on rulemaking, and legislative approval of academic standards up...

Over the past week, the hot topics in Concord have been the state budget and lawmakers' work in the Committees of Conference to strike...

Lawmakers strike deal to add full-day kindergarten funded by Keno

The Union Leader reported on lawmakers' deal to increase funding for full-day kindergarten programs by legalizing the online lottery game Keno. Here's an excerpt: Democrats...

Keno-garten bill finalized, but without bipartisan support

According to NHPR, the agreement reached by a committee of House and Senate members to tie kindergarten funding to the online lottery game Keno...

Kindergarten funding decision delayed until Thursday

According to the Concord Monitor, the House and Senate are working on a compromise for SB 191, funding full-day kindergarten. The Committee of Conference...

Full-day kindergarten a good investment

The Seacoast Online Editorial Board featured a piece supporting full-day kindergarten funding in their Sunday edition. It “has true educational value and deserves the...

Senate Finance removes full-day kindergarten funding from budget, increases charter funding and funds DOE...

The Senate Finance Committee voted 4-2 to remove full-day kindergarten funding from the budget on Wednesday, according to the Concord Monitor. In addition, the...

Letter: Full-day kindergarten is an investment in the future

In a letter to the Concord Monitor, Newport resident Jaclyn Goddette writes that early childhood education programs, like full-day kindergarten, are one way to help...

Business leaders champion full-day kindergarten

The lead Nashua Telegraph editorial on May 3 said, "When business speaks, government should listen" about support for funding full day kindergarten. And on May 4, the House passed SB 191, amended to provide full funding for all day kindergarten.

NH House Education Committee recommends fully funding kindergarten at $14 million-a-year | WMUR

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to fully support full day kindergarten, adding $5 million per year to the governor's original proposal

House panel votes for full-day kindergarten | Union Leader

The Union Leader reported that New Hampshire House Education Committee voted in support of SB 191, full day kindergarten. Now the bill goes to the full House and then to House Finance