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...

Sens. David Watters and Jeb Bradley: Young NH students need full-day kindergarten

Today's Union Leader featured Sens. David Watters (D, Dover) and Jeb Bradley (R, Wolfboro) advocating for full day kindergarten: IT IS A BREATH OF FRESH...

On full day kindergarten: “Not every good thing must be provided by government”

The lead editorial in today's Union Leader said, The Senate Finance Committee will hold public hearings this week on the state’s two-year budget...... Sens. David Watters...

House Dems aim to bring back full-day Kindergarten

This Wednesday, the House Finance Committee is expected to present its budget to the full House for a vote. That budget doesn't include the...

Mark Shriver: Working together toward full-day kindergarten

Save the Children Action Network's president, Mark Shriver, supported Governor Sununu's commitment to funding full-day kindergarten programs in a letter to the Union Leader: In today's...

UL: Targeting kindergarten: Sununu offers sound compromise

The Union Leader Editorial Board ran an oped about Governor Sununu's proposal to target funding for full-day kindergarten programs. Read the full text: If we had...

Sununu prioritizes full-day kindergarten in budget; Senators still vie for full adequacy funding

In Governor Chris Sununu's budget address on Thursday, full-day kindergarten funding was front and center. Senator Watters (Dover) believes his bill, SB 191, would...
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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....

Former state rep and city councilor: Killing kindergarten bill unfair to schools and taxpayers

Killing the bill that would have funded full-day kindergarten was a mistake, wrote former state rep Liz Blanchard.

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