New Hampshire


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Letter: Help charter schools in NH succeed
Jan 29, 7:02 AM: As any parent who has experienced it knows, few things are as heart wrenching as watching your child suffer at school because of bullying. In my case, I watched my vibrant and eager to learn child turn into someone I >
Opinion: Charter schools don't save taxpayers cash
Jan 15, 7:04 AM: Public education is a natural monopoly, much like defense and public safety. It is tempting to say that setting up charter schools or a voucher system would induce competition and thus improve outcomes. But the evidence is >
Hassan’s past support for charter school funds doesn’t sway Democrat-led committee
Jan 13, 8:24 AM: A month after a committee led by Democrats rejected the first wave of a $46 million federal grant to expand the state’s charter schools, state Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut was back before lawmakers Friday asking >
Lawmakers Again Reject Federal Money To Expand Charter Schools In N.H.
Jan 13, 8:21 AM: A group of lawmakers has once again voted to reject a federal grant to expand charter schools in New Hampshire.
SAU 16 restores funding for Great Bay Charter School
Jan 10, 8:48 AM: The Exeter Region Cooperative School Board voted to reconsider cutting funding for the charter school in its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget while voting not to fund two CMS positions Tuesday night.
Charter schools often struggle to meet special needs
Dec 31, 7:57 AM: When former Lebanon School District Superintendent Mike Harris co-founded Ledyard Charter School in 2009, he had a specific group of students in mind.
My Turn: Sununu and the clever undermining of public education
Dec 23, 7:43 AM: By using the attractive phrase “parental choice,” Sununu has supported legislation that gives businesses the right to have a percentage of their required state tax dollars directed away from New Hampshire’s public treasury >
Letter: Democrats are afraid to vote for charter school funding
Dec 20, 5:14 AM: Let us not be afraid to truly excel in education. The recent action in Concord by the Democratic majority to not accept federal funds for charter schools is another example of very poor judgment. Probably not the last weak >
Letter: A charter school helped my son, Democrats should stop opposing them
Dec 19, 7:03 AM: Like Governor Sununu, I am sickened by the New Hampshire legislature rejecting $46 million in funds for public charter schools. It is very clear that the political influence of the teacher’s unions is dictating decisions >
Charter school plans to buy former Shoetorium space for $625,000
Dec 18, 8:39 AM: Ledyard Charter School is moving forward with plans to purchase its current home in downtown Lebanon and could reopen a long-shuttered storefront on the pedestrian mall.
Letter: Rejecting charter school money is right thing to do
Dec 18, 6:53 AM: I must applaud the wisdom of the members of the New Hampshire Joint Fiscal Committee in rejecting $10 million in federal funding for charter schools. Charter schools drain desperately needed money away from public >
Democratic Lawmakers Block $10 Million Grant for Charter Schools
Dec 16, 8:47 AM: The legislative Fiscal Committee voted today to block a $10 million grant from the federal government for public charter schools.
Charter schools have long faced questions about sustainability
Dec 16, 8:24 AM: In rejecting part of a $46 million federal grant to create new charter schools, legislators raised questions about the sustainability of the state’s existing charter schools, and about how effective state oversight has >
Opinoin: NH’s charter schools and the mudslinging politics to come
Dec 16, 8:11 AM: Charter schools have always been the poor step-child of public education in New Hampshire, and often one of the most contentious.
Legislators take another look at charter grant
Dec 13, 8:46 AM: Legislators will revisit the Department of Education’s proposal to nearly double the number of charter schools in New Hampshire with a federal grant on Friday.
My Turn: The slippery slope of charter school funding
Dec 13, 8:42 AM: Charter school proponents claim that charter schools do not take money from local schools districts. This is true unless the school is locally authorized by the district. They do, however, take money from state education >
Column: The math behind the fiscal committee’s tabling of charter school grant
Dec 12, 9:20 AM: There are simply too many unanswered questions about the current landscape of charter schools in New Hampshire, and our state’s capacity to support doubling the number of those schools.
Letter: New Hampshire Democrats owned by teachers union
Dec 4, 6:36 AM: New Hampshire Democrats howled all summer that because Governor Sununu vetoed the state budget because he wouldn’t raise taxes that he didn’t care about public education? Well, earlier this month Governor Sununu and >
After Delaying Charter School Money, N.H. Lawmakers Question DOE
Nov 27, 7:27 AM: A group of lawmakers is asking the New Hampshire Department of Education to respond to its concerns about a $46 million federal grant to expand public charter schools, before deciding whether to accept it.
Letter: Charter school questions
Nov 26, 7:24 AM: I found Frank Edelblut’s op-ed in Friday’s Monitor interesting and disturbing. In it, he puts forth several reasons for advancing the push to double the number of charter schools in the state through federal funding. He >



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