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Lawmakers pass budget with significant implications for public education in New Hampshire

On Thursday, June 24, lawmakers in the New Hampshire House and Senate passed two budget bills that will map out the state’s priorities and...

Budget replaces targeted aid with tax cut, disproportionately benefitting owners of higher valued properties

The New Hampshire state budget for 2022-2023 replaces a targeted property tax relief fund with a $100 million cut to the statewide education property...

NH Education News Roundup, June 7, 2021

In this week’s NH Education News Roundup: Help support Reaching Higher’s mission; webinar on school funding in the state budget today; Senate passes vouchers...

Town-by-Town Analysis: Senate Finance proposal leaves schools $25 million short, despite jump in state...

On Friday, May 29, the Senate Finance Committee finalized its version of the state budget for the 2022-2023 biennium. A new analysis by Reaching...

School vouchers to be included in state budget proposal, but drop in funding for...

On Wednesday, May 26, the Senate Finance Committee voted 5-2 to include SB 130, the school voucher bill, into the larger state budget package....

Education Funding in the 2022-2023 State Budget

New Hampshire's public schools are facing a steep drop in state funding, partially due to pandemic-related enrollment fluctuations. Proposals brought forth by House budget...

Make your voice heard: Public hearing on state budget scheduled for next week

Lawmakers who are crafting the state budget for the next biennium are seeking public input next week.  The full House Finance Committee will have a...

NH Education Roundup, Feb. 1, 2021

In this week’s NH Education News Brief: Lawmakers introduce a sweeping voucher bill; districts wrestle with state revenue losses; Reaching Higher offers new resources...

Loss of $89 million in state funding could mean budgetary collapse for NH schools

New Hampshire public schools will face an $89 million loss in state funding in 2022 without further action from lawmakers, according to documents from...

NH Education Roundup, Jan. 19, 2021

In this week's Education News Brief: NEA-NH presses Gov. Sununu on teacher vaccination schedule; new data on in-person learning and COVID-19 spread released; communities anticipate...