Weekly Legislative Update: Monadnock and Winchester join funding lawsuit; education funding gets spotlight at...

The Monadnock School District, which includes the towns of Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Swanzey and Troy, and Winchester joined ConVal in the education funding lawsuit against the state. “It’s time to take some action to...

Weekly Legislative Update: House passes anti-discrimination bill; has stalemate over school nurse certification; schedules...

This week, the House passed a bill that would prohibit discrimination in private schools that contract with school districts and is holding onto a bill that would remove certain certification requirements for school nurses....

Weekly Legislative Update: House sends key education bills to next phase of the legislative...

The House and Senate committees didn’t meet last week, but the House had a two-day voting marathon on key bills on February 27 and 28. High-profile education funding bills are moving quickly through the...

Weekly legislative update: House Ed proposes funding formula adjustment and recommends gun-free school zone

This week, the House Education Committee made their proposal for an interim education funding formula and recommended a legislative commission to study a longer-term solution. The Senate Education & Workforce Development Committee also held...

Weekly Legislative Update: Governor Sununu delivers budget address, Senate holds public hearing on bill...

Last week, Governor Sununu delivered his budget address to the joint House and Senate, the House Education subcommittee wrapped up their work on key funding-related bills, and the Senate Education & Workforce Development Committee...

Weekly Legislative Update: Amendment fully restores stabilization, House Ed works on funding formula

The legislative session started strong, and both chambers are quickly moving through over 100 education-related bills. The Reaching Higher NH team has been live-streaming committee hearings, executive sessions, and work sessions to keep you...

Legislative Update: Statewide voucher bill clears House vote

​On January 3, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to pass the amended version of SB 193, the bill that creates a statewide voucher program, in a 184-162 roll-call vote. It now moves...

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 deals on outstanding bills. The so-called "Keno-garten" bill got a...

Edelblut champions STEM and CTE

NHPR reported yesterday that DOE Commissioner, Frank Edelblut is requesting funding to support centers for Career Technical Education (CTE), expand internet service to schools and fund robotics education. In a request to the Senate Finance...

Weekly Legislative Update: School choice on hold, full-day kindergarten in play, Senate gets public...

This week, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on the state budget on Tuesday starting at 1 p.m. in Representative's Hall. And the House will vote on the kindergarten bill, requiring civics in high school, and expanding dual enrollment programs like Running Start.