New Hampshire


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Study: Teachers absent less in charters; teachers union, charter advocates skeptical
Sep 21, 7:06 AM: Matt Southerton, the president of the New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools, said he had qualms about the data researchers used and was “skeptical” of the report’s conclusions, at least where New Hampshire is >
Accountability concerns arise over education savings account bill
Sep 7, 5:35 AM: The bill’s objective is clear: allow New Hampshire parents to withdraw children from the public school system and provide state adequacy funds to offset private school tuition.
New Charter School In Alstead To Focus On STEM, Arts Education
Aug 30, 5:55 AM: The LEAF Charter School is a high school located in the Mole Hill Theater building. Its curriculum will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, or STEAM.
Family wants local district to pay for private school tuition
Aug 25, 5:54 AM: Alicea helped spark a conversation about race in New Hampshire. He was also bullied – especially online – and received death threats, according to his family. Fearing for his safety, his mother, Stephanie Alicea, pulled >
Sununu signs school choice bill in Croydon ceremony
Jun 30, 5:22 AM: Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday visited the Croydon Village School to sign legislation known as the “Croydon bill” that allows for some students to attend private school using public money.
Croydon: Tiny N.H. town forever synonymous with school choice
Jun 29, 5:40 AM: In Sullivan County Superior Court, attorneys for the state argued that the Croydon School Board had acted illegally when it tuitioned students to a private Montessori school in nearby Newport. The debate would reach the >
Board nixes revisiting lease of space to charter school
Jun 28, 7:30 AM: The Conway School Board on Monday voted not to revisit leasing vacant space at Kennett Middle School to Robert Frost Charter School.
Nashua school begins construction to expand to seventh grade
Jun 23, 6:55 AM: The MicroSociety Academy Charter School held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the beginning of construction that will allow the school to host seventh-graders for the first time by next school year. >
Watters opposes N.H. ‘school choice’ legislation
Jun 12, 7:34 AM: Sen. David Watters, D-Dover, voiced his opposition to a bill that would authorize some public funding for private schooling, which appears likely to become law.
Croydon, voter registration bills heading to Sununu
Jun 9, 5:10 AM: Bills that tighten voter registration and allow public money to fund private school tuition are headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he will sign both.
N.H. first lady visits Seacoast Charter School
Jun 2, 6:46 AM: New Hampshire First Lady Valerie Sununu visited Seacoast Charter School Thursday to deliver 100 books donated by Scholastic.
Tweaked Croydon bill clears House Ed committee
May 17, 4:55 AM: As amended, SB 8 excludes religious schools, a key concern raised by the attorney general’s office. It also requires private schools that accept publicly funded tuition students to administer annual standardized tests in >
NH’s only magnet school attracts attention
May 15, 5:33 AM: Once a traditional public elementary school, Maple Street reopened for the 2012-13 school year as a publicly funded K-5 magnet school – the first, and to this day only, magnet school in New Hampshire. >
Voucher Bill Tests Ambition of School Choice Advocates in N.H.
Apr 25, 7:32 AM: Lawmakers will debate a controversial education bill Tuesday that would allow parents to use state tax dollars to pay for private school tuition and homeschool expenses.
House tackles Senate bills on elections, school choice
Apr 18, 6:26 AM: The New Hampshire House of Representatives this week takes up two of the most controversial bills to clear the state Senate — an overhaul of election law and a proposal to use state education money for “freedom >
Emotions run high at hearing on bill to use state per-pupil grants for private schools
Apr 5, 4:59 AM: A Senate-passed bill that would give parents state funding to send their children to private schools, including religious schools, drew a capacity crowd as the House took up the measure on Tuesday.
N.H. lawmakers set to pick which school choice bill will go to Sununu
Mar 28, 4:54 AM: A bill allowing school boards to tuition students to private schools will almost certainly land on GOP Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk this session. But exactly what kinds of schools would benefit is still up in the air. >
House OK's its version of school choice bill
Mar 9, 5:59 AM: School choice advocates chalked up another legislative victory on Wednesday, as the House voted 188-163 to pass HB 557, the so-called “Croydon Bill,” giving school districts the power to assign children to private schools >
Gaining ground: School choice advocates poised to make greater strides with State House support
Mar 6, 5:51 AM: The number of students in charter school is still relatively small in the Granite State – but it’s growing. It’s increased more than six-fold in the past 10 years, with 24 schools now currently operating with a little over >
New Hampshire Senate approves bill to to set up ‘education freedom savings accounts’
Feb 27, 6:03 AM: The New Hampshire Senate has given the greenlight to a bill that could vastly expand the use of public dollars for tuition at private elementary, middle and high schools.



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