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Concord Monitor: Edelblut seeks to restructure education department

The Concord Monitor reported on Senator John Reagan's amendment to HB 356, which would give the Commissioner Frank Edelblut "broad discretion" over the Department of Education: New Hampshire Education...

NHPR: Education Commissioner Dismisses Claims of a ‘Power Grab’ at the Department

Commissioner Frank Edelblut spoke with NHPR on the amendment to HB 356, which would give him more flexibility and control over the Department of Education: Department of Education Commissioner...

Sen Reagan: Proposal to give Ed Commissioner more authority is a “modest housekeeping issue”

NHPR reported on Senator Reagan's draft amendment to expand the power of the state education commissioner: A proposal to reorganize the state department of education is attracting...

Policy Brief: SB 193 Creating a universal voucher program in New Hampshire

Senate Bill 193 would establish a statewide Education Freedom Savings Account program, where a parent or guardian signs a contract with an independent scholarship...

Policy Brief: HB 620 Restricting the rulemaking authority of the State Board of Education

House Bill 620, as introduced, would significantly restrict the ability of the New Hampshire State Board of Education (state board) to propose rules that exceed...

Weekly legislative update: Council will vote on Commissioner Edelblut’s 4 year term, House will...

Most towns have had their town meeting day last week. If you ran for a local position, we appreciate your dedication! Win or lose,...

Concord Monitor: The high cost of school vouchers

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.

HB 620 and its impact on special education services in New Hampshire

On Thursday, March 8th, or Friday, March 9, New Hampshire's House of Representatives will vote on a bill that could swiftly and negatively impact...

Weekly Legislative Update: Senate passes bills that could substantially impact public education in New...

The Senate was busy last week, voting on almost ten education-related bills. The chamber passed the "Croydon bill" and SB 193, a bill that...
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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....