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NH high school senior lost her jobs, so she started doing groceries for folks in need
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Apr 3, 8:12 AM: A high school senior who recently lost her two part-time jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic is spending her free time shopping for people who aren’t able to do so.
Gov. Sununu moves all N.H. schools to online learning
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Mar 16, 6:14 AM: New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has signed an executive order that moves all public K-12 school districts in the Granite State to remote instruction. The order begins on Monday, March 16th, and ends Friday, April 3rd. >
Letter: Charter schools allow children to excel
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Feb 27, 9:53 AM: I think it’s a travesty that anyone in education would suppress learning avenues for children in need. Our charter school system is a very important part of child education in this state.
A Few Things To Know About Charter Schools In N.H., As Battle Continues Over Funding.
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Feb 20, 8:19 AM: Lawmakers, education advocates, and state officials are entering the third month of a high-profile battle over whether to accept a large federal grant to double the number of public charter schools in New Hampshire. >
Charter school advocates press state lawmakers to accept federal funds
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Feb 19, 6:37 AM: Three times, Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut has tried to get a committee of lawmakers to accept the first phase of a five-year $46 million grant to establish new charter schools in New Hampshire.
Letter: Charter school grant should be approved
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Feb 18, 7:52 AM: Rejecting the $46 million public charter school grant could cost taxpayers up to $178 million over the next 10 years, according to a new report from the Department of Education. This is a costly mistake that New Hampshire >
Edleblut issues new charter school grant analysis
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Feb 13, 8:12 AM: A new Department of Education fiscal analysis of the proposed, $46 million public charter school grant concludes that a sharp drop in traditional school enrollment over the next decade will be driven mainly by demographic >
Letter: Help charter schools in NH succeed
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

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