Concord Superintendent Terri Forsten responded to a recent opinion piece in the Union Leader that touted SB 193, the bill that creates education freedom savings accounts in the state.  Here's an excerpt: First, a simple but critical point of clarification: Baker...
Children's Scholarship Fund Executive Director Kate Baker wrote a piece for the Union Leader about the Fund. Here's an excerpt: In a recent Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF) survey, 82 percent of CSF parents in New Hampshire said they saw measurable...
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 the two "Croydon bills" has been re-referred to committee, while the House Education Committee is...
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 pregnant moment for state education policy. Republicans control Concord, and Gov. Chris Sununu ran on a...
WMUR reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee retained for further study a controversial voucher bill. It could be returned in 2018
The Union Leader reports that the New Hampshire House Education Committee voted 15-4 to retain HB 193, the voucher bill, to work on answering the many questions about it.
NHPR interviews a home schooling family and a Christian school head about how home and private school families would benefit if HB 193 became law.
New Hampshire civic and business leader Val Zanchuk writes an oped about the damage vouchers would do to New Hampshire's top performing school system, making the point students from higher income families would be the primary beneficiaries.
"The 74", a national web site that covers education from a conservative viewpoint, reported on SB 193.  Here are some excerpts: Soon may prevail in schooling as well, as lawmakers decide whether to create a universal system of education...
National and local school choice advocacy groups held a press conference in Concord to support SB 193, the bill that would create an "education freedom savings account" program, or vouchers, in New Hampshire. The Concord Monitor reported on why...
Dave Solomon's State House Dome reports that SB 193, the school choice bill, is unlikely to pass in this legislative session and that the governor is ambivalent about the bill.
The Monitor provides background on the lack of sufficient Republican support for the ambitious voucher bill and reports that the State Employee Association has weighed in heavily against Commissioner Edelblut's proposed reorganization plan.
On NHPR's The Exchange this morning, Josh Rogers ran a clip of a  statement given by Governor Sununu on SB 193. The bill would create an "education freedom savings account" program, or voucher system, in New Hampshire. Here's what the...
The House Education Committee held a full committee work session on SB 193 on Wednesday, which would create "education freedom savings accounts" in New Hampshire. The Senate passed the bill in March, but the bill is meeting some resistance...
Commissioner Frank Edelblut sat down for an interview with NHPR to discuss his passion for education and SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in New Hampshire. Read excerpt here:    Do you consider yourself an advocate for...
The Concord Monitor Editorial Board featured a piece on SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in the state: A month ago on this page, we urged the Senate to reject legislation that would create a universal school voucher program...
Chairmen and chairwomen from four Upper Valley school boards united to submit this letter to the Valley News: The New Hampshire Legislature is currently considering a bill that would allow the use of taxpayer money to fund private schooling. Senate Bill 193...
Dr. Carl Ladd, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, spoke with NHPR about the NHSAA's concerns with SB 193. The bill would create a universal voucher program in the state, allowing parents to use state...
Senate Bill 193 allows parents to receive 90% of the state education grant ("adequacy aid") in the form of a scholarship to use towards private school tuition, homeschooling expenses, or other academic costs. The bill's prime sponsor, Senator John...
The Concord Monitor Editorial Board featured a piece on SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in the state: A month ago on this page, we urged the Senate to reject legislation that would create a universal...
Chairmen and chairwomen from four Upper Valley school boards united to submit this letter to the Valley News: The New Hampshire Legislature is currently considering a bill that would allow the use of taxpayer money to fund private schooling. Senate...
Dr. Carl Ladd, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, spoke with NHPR about the NHSAA's concerns with SB 193. The bill would create a universal voucher program in the state, allowing parents to use state...
Senate Bill 193 allows parents to receive 90% of the state education grant ("adequacy aid") in the form of a scholarship to use towards private school tuition, homeschooling expenses, or other academic costs. The bill's prime sponsor, Senator John...
The Union Leader Editorial Board supported SB 193 in this editorial: If, as the New Hampshire Supreme Court has repeatedly insisted, the Legislature has a constitutional duty to provide the opportunity for all school-aged students to receive an adequate education, to...
Concord School Board member Maureen Redmond-Scura wrote an open letter to Governor Sununu in the Concord Monitor on SB 193, the universal voucher bill that's currently in the House: Dear Gov. Sununu: You publicly called out the Concord School Board,...
The Valley News ran this editorial on the impact of the statewide voucher bill, SB 193: It may be an overstatement to claim there is a war against public schools in New Hampshire, but there certainly is a guerrilla action. A...
Valley News reported on a working relationship between NH Department of Ed Commissioner, Frank Edeblut and Croydon School Board member: Croydon — Records obtained through a right-to-know request by the Valley News point to a working relationship over the past year between Education...
The Valley News featured this column from Carey Callaghan, who is the chair of the SAU 70 (Hanover) School Board: Last month, a bill that creates “education freedom” savings accounts for students took a big step toward law in the state of...
The Valley News published their coverage of yesterday's hearing on SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher system in New Hampshire:  Upper Valley school administrators on Tuesday were among dozens of people who testified before the House Education...
The Union Leader featured their coverage of yesterday's hearing on SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program:  A Senate-passed bill that would give parents state funding to send their children to private schools, including religious schools, drew...
The Union Leader featured their coverage of yesterday's hearing on SB 193, the bill that would create a statewide voucher program:  A Senate-passed bill that would give parents state funding to send their children to private schools, including religious schools, drew...
Former Presidential candidate Jeb Bush supported SB 193 in the Union Leader: Since our nation was founded, the “Live Free or Die’’ state has stood out for its embrace of individual liberty. This makes pending legislation (SB 193) that would set...
Here's the Concord Monitor's coverage of the House Education Committee's hearing on SB 193, the bill that would create a universal voucher program in New Hampshire:  A new fight over education is brewing at the State House. This time, it’s over...
"We all know what happens when money is drained out of public schools. Property taxes go way up."
Representative Dick Ames submitted this letter to the Concord Monitor: For many children taking advantage of Senate Bill 193, the cost to a school district will be about $5,100 per child, not the $3,400 cited in Wednesday’s editorial. This is because...
Representative Marjorie Porter submitted this piece to Concord Monitor regarding SB 193, which creates education savings accounts for New Hampshire students: I’ve been serving in the state Legislature for a while now, but I am learning new things all the...
The Concord Monitor published an editorial about a school voucher bill that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. SB 193 will be the most expansive voucher bill in the country and could cost the state about $60 million or more its first year. What do you think about this type of voucher program? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Kensington mother Jacquelyn Benson wrote this letter to the editor, featured in Seacoast Online: To the Editor: Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 193, creating "Education Freedom Savings Accounts". On the surface, this sounds like a bill about fairness -...
The National PTA (Parent Teacher Association) released a statement regarding school choice and public education. There are over 20,000 PTA chapters, including more than 40 in New Hampshire. Here is an excerpt: National PTA supports educational choices within public schools to meet...
Governor Chris Sununu spoke to NH1 News after speaking at a school choice event in Manchester earlier this week. Here's the clip: NH1 News covered the event. Here are some highlights: Gov. Chris Sununu told a rally of school choice advocates...