- Ed Board Approves Rules for Education Freedom Accounts
- Dec 10, 6:56 AM: Final rules for the new state “education freedom account” program, also known as vouchers, were adopted by the State Board of Education Thursday.
- Executive Council approves extension of Prenda learning pod program
- > Dec 10, 6:35 AM: The Executive Council voted Wednesday to extend a $5.8 million contract with a national company that provides “learning pods” to public schools, advancing a school choice program even as take-up in the existing program has been
- Commentary: New Hampshire shows how to advance freedom
- Dec 7, 6:47 AM: New Hampshire has also passed education freedom accounts, a school choice policy that empowers families of low to moderate income to choose educational opportunities that best fit the needs of their children.
- Catholic school enrollment continues to grow in NH
- > Dec 3, 7:04 AM: Catholic schools in New Hampshire kept growing this year, new enrollment figures show, though more modestly than the jump the schools saw in the fall of 2020 when the lure of in-person classes made them a popular choice for parents
- With Cases Rising, Some NH Schools Consider Return to Remote Learning
- Dec 2, 6:53 AM: Cases of COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire schools keep rising, and now some schools are considering a return to remote learning to get through the winter surge.
- OpEd: Dumbfounded by teacher union's ability to be their own worst enemy
- Nov 22, 7:26 AM: AS SOMEONE who served on the Manchester Board of School Committee, I’m often dumfounded by the singular ability of teachers unions to be their own worst enemy.
- Bill would expand school choice
- > Nov 22, 7:23 AM: For decades, “public education funding” has carried a simple connotation: money, raised by state and local taxpayers, going to local public schools. But Rep. Kevin Verville sees that as a flawed definition. And he’s betting that his
- Governor condemns tweet offering a ‘bounty’ on teachers
- > Nov 19, 9:41 AM: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday denounced a conservative group’s offer to pay $500 to the first person who “catches” a public school teacher violating New Hampshire’s new limits on the discussion of systemic racism and
- Union calls education department’s complaint form a ‘war on teachers’
- > Nov 15, 7:21 AM: The second largest teacher’s union in New Hampshire has called on state Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut to resign after the department created a webpage that makes it easier for parents and students to report teachers for
- Charter school in Pembroke continuing to grow amid success
- Nov 12, 8:45 AM: McClure is proud. She says her school – which like all charters in the state resembles a hybrid model of both a public and private school – is delivering an education that students and parents prefer.
- Unexpected EFA Enrollment Surge Shows Program Needed, Supporters Say
- Nov 12, 6:26 AM: More than 1,600 New Hampshire students have signed up for the Education Freedom Accounts, far exceeding initial estimates for the school choice program. More than half are from low-income families.
- NH schools, parents raise concerns over state rules restricting remote learning
- Nov 12, 6:17 AM: School administrators and teachers appeared before the State Board of Education on Wednesday to voice opposition to a proposed rule that would prevent school districts from imposing schoolwide remote learning due to COVID-19.
- State Ed. Board Hears Concerns About Proposed Rules on Vouchers and Remote Learning
- Nov 11, 9:24 AM: The State Board of Education received many suggestions for changing proposed rules for the ”education freedom account” program and for reining in remote learning for extended periods of time.
- State says over 1,600 students enrolled in new 'Education Savings Account' program
- Nov 10, 9:36 AM: Approximately 1,600 students are now enrolled in New Hampshire’s new Education Savings Account program, a significantly higher amount than originally projected.
- Test scores are in for Manchester schools, and they aren't good
- > Nov 1, 8:17 AM: Manchester schools recently received their test results. And, to be blunt, last year they failed. To be sure, there are some bright spots. But only one of four Manchester students reads at grade level. In math, only one in seven
- 1,600 students approved for NH school voucher accounts
- > Oct 29, 5:47 AM: New Hampshire’s Department of Education has approved around 1,600 students to receive “education freedom accounts” this fall, Commissioner Frank Edelblut said Wednesday, indicating a demand for the voucher-like program that has
- Why some N.H. parents are homeschooling their kids for a second year
- Oct 19, 8:21 AM: Many assumed this would be a temporary shift, but interest this year remains high. And as the homeschool community expands, the state is now giving it more support than ever before.
- At conservative forum, Education Commissioner Edleblut lends support to parents fighting masks, other school policies
- > Oct 19, 5:27 AM: New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut has long taken a critical stance towards the public school system he oversees. Now, he’s lending his support to conservative activists who want to overturn school mask mandates and
- New Hampshire Department of Education proposal would do away with remote learning in most cases
- Oct 5, 8:12 AM: As COVID-19 clusters force remote learning in some New Hampshire schools, the state’s Board of Education has faced pushback for a new proposal that would mandate in-person learning.
- Charter school, Tech Village also battling over classroom space
- Oct 1, 9:11 AM: The Mount Washington Valley’s Tech Village building is set up as a condominium with two owners, the Economic Council and Granite State College.