January 25, 2018 Reaching Higher NH releases report on support and opposition to SB 193 at House Finance public hearing
Over 200 people came out to testify at the public hearing for SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program in New Hampshire. Reaching Higher NH found that 171 people opposed the bill, and 47 supported it. Read the report here.
January 3, 2018 NH House votes to send SB 193, the statewide voucher bill, to the House Finance Committee
House members vote 182-164 to pass SB 193 as amended, sending it to the House Finance Committee. The bill creates a statewide voucher program through education freedom savings accounts. Find the roll call here.
December 6, 2017 Reaching Higher NH releases study on voucher bill’s impact on cities and property-poor districts
Reaching Higher NH held a public information session on our recent analysis of SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program. According to the study, the bill disproportionately affects the state’s cities and property-poor districts. Find the entire analysis, methodology, and supporting resources here.
November 14, 2017 House Education Committee recommends passage of SB 193, establishing “education freedom savings accounts”
The House Education Committee voted in favor of the statewide voucher bill in a 10-9 vote after heavily amending the original bill. See Reaching Higher NH’s coverage of the bill here.
September 15, 2017 NH Department of Education submits state’s ESSA Plan
The New Hampshire DOE submitted the state’s plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the US DOE. Learn more about what’s in the state plan here.
September 13, 2017 Executive Council approves AIR contract to develop new statewide assessments
American Institute of Research (AIR) becomes New Hampshire’s vendor for statewide assessments for Math and Language Arts, replacing the Smarter Balanced Assessment beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
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