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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...

House Education Committee recommends passing amended “Croydon bill”

The House Education Committee recommended passing SB 8, the "Croydon bill," as amended, by a vote of 13-6.  “This is Frank’s bill,” House Education...

Medicaid cuts under new health bill could affect special ed services in New Hampshire

New Hampshire schools received $26.9 million in Medicaid reimbursements in 2016, but those payments could be in jeopardy with the proposed health care bill passed...

School choice solution proves elusive for Croydon

Dave Solomon gave an update on the legislative battle over school choice in the latest edition of the Union Leader's State House Dome. One of...

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.

“It’s a pregnant moment for state education policy” | NHPR

We missed this report last week but it's worth catching up with Josh Rogers' review Senate and House Education Committee decisions last Tuesday: It’s a...

New Hampshire’s science teachers “urge our policy makers to stay the course” | OurTurn...

The New Hampshire Science Teachers' Association took a lead role in vetting the Next Generation Science Standards early on and has supported science teachers...
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House lawmakers hit pause on sweeping school choice bill | AP

Kathleen Ronayne writes for the AP in the Concord Monitor, House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly...

Bonnie Dunham on the Edelblut plan to reorganize Education Department, “There is no real...

David Solomon reports that the Senate Education Committee voted down the Edelblut request for open ended authority to reorganize the New Hampshire department of education because Republican Sen. Ruth Ward heard so much opposition from constitutents.

School choice bill put on hold until 2018 by bipartisan vote of NH House...

WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee retained for further study a controversial voucher bill. It could be returned in 2018

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