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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...

Foster’s Daily Dem: School building aid is part of state’s obligation to a quality...

The Foster's Daily Democrat Editorial Board urged legislators to lift the moratorium on school building aid, citing the growing number of schools in dire...

Weekly legislative update: budgets, snow delays, and full-day K!

This week, the House and Senate Education Committees heard several controversial bills, the Governor presented his biennial budget, and more. The Governor's meeting with...

Laconia Daily Sun: Bill to fund full-day kindergarten offers $251k to Laconia schools

According to the Laconia Daily Sun, HB 155 would give Laconia schools an additional $261,792 in state education funding. Schools across the state would receive...

Education at the State House: Legislative Update for February 4

Last week was a busy one at the state's capitol. The House had it's first session of the year (the Senate meets for the...

Education tax credit program had a 77% increase in donations last year

The Children's Scholarship Fund received over $385,000 in funds last year, according to NHPR. That's a 77% increase over the previous year.  The scholarship fund gives...
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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....

Education funding challenges continue throughout New Hampshire: Kearsarge

The Concord Monitor published a "My Turn" piece by Wilmot selectman former state representative Tom Shamberg reflecting budget anguish in Kearsarge Regional School District (which...

Kindergarten goes viral…the number of districts offering full-day programs is on the rise

There's a new proposal in the 2016 legislative session to provide full adequacy funding for kindergarten. Here's what you need to know about the status of full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire.

Sen. Feltes: Full day kindergarten "essential to closing the opportunity gap"

Senator Dan Feltes, cosponsor of HB 1563 that funds full-day kindergarten, talks to the Monitor about the importance of early childhood education.