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Weekly Legislative Update: House sends key education bills to next phase of the legislative...

The House and Senate committees didn’t meet last week, but the House had a two-day voting marathon on key bills on February 27 and...

House Education recommends an overhaul of the funding formula, bringing back old elements

On February 19, the House Education Committee introduced its proposal to address the way we pay for our public schools. Four funding-related bills were...

Weekly Legislative Update: Governor Sununu delivers budget address, Senate holds public hearing on bill...

Last week, Governor Sununu delivered his budget address to the joint House and Senate, the House Education subcommittee wrapped up their work on key...

While the building aid program is in moratorium, schools have to find alternative ways...

Since 1955, the state of New Hampshire has supported local school districts with building and maintaining their public schools. It was one vital part...

Weekly Legislative Update: Amendment fully restores stabilization, House Ed works on funding formula

The legislative session started strong, and both chambers are quickly moving through over 100 education-related bills. The Reaching Higher NH team has been live-streaming...

State Education Property Tax: Locally raised, locally kept

On every New Hampshire property tax bill, there are two line items that fund the local school district: the statewide education property tax (SWEPT),...

Stabilization Grants: A vital part of the formula for NH’s most vulnerable communities

Stabilization grants are a substantial source of state aid to many New Hampshire communities. In the third segment on our state’s education funding formula,...

Is an “adequate education” adequate for our students?

When talking about the cost of education in New Hampshire, the term “adequate education” usually comes up. But what does it mean, and how...
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The big question for 2019: How will we pay for our schools?

The way New Hampshire pays for its schools has been a hot topic for decades. With recent tweaks to the education funding formula and...

Schools receive additional $11 million in state funding for full-day kindergarten

Districts across the state will receive an additional $11 million in additional state funding for full-day kindergarten as a result of the 2017 "Keno-garten"...