- Croydon family sues for religious school tuition
- > Sep 16, 6:33 AM: Croydon residents Dennis and Cathy Griffin have been sending their now-12-year-old grandson Clayton to Mount Royal Academy, a Catholic pre-K-12 school in Sunapee, since he was in first grade. Now, they say a recent U.S.
- Sununu allocates $7 million for virtual charter school supporting remote instruction for NH students
- > Sep 11, 7:37 AM: Demand for VLACS courses has nearly tripled over the summer, with nearly 6,000 students requesting enrollment in 18,800 courses. VLACS currently serves 3,300 students, with 2,500 students on a waitlist for courses when
- Croydon family suing for town to pay Catholic school, arguing state law is unconstitutional
- > Sep 8, 5:16 AM: A Croydon family is suing the state, hoping their town will pay to send their grandson to Catholic school, a case a libertarian public-interest law firm hopes will open the door for more families to use local tax dollars
- Surge of applicants overwhelms VLACS online school
- Sep 3, 6:29 AM: Many families are opting for remote learning for their children this semester, and a charter school based in Exeter is seeing such a big surge that it has had to close some classes.
- N.H.'s Private Schools See Uptick In Interest During Pandemic
- Aug 31, 6:55 AM: The coronavirus pandemic is creating major problems in public schools in New Hampshire. But the picture for private schools is different.
- N.H. charter schools set diverging paths heading into academic year
- > Aug 31, 5:58 AM: Area charter schools, which receive government funding but are privately managed, are going in both directions. Those choosing hybrid models cite a desire for caution while those choosing in-person cite small class sizes
- Commentary: Impact of charter schools
- > Aug 28, 6:35 AM: In response to questions regarding the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee’s refusal to accept money for charter schools from the federal government, there seems to be many opinions, mostly along the lines of partisan
- New Hampshire Charter Schools Warn Of Financial Fallout From Pandemic
- Aug 26, 6:44 AM: The New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools says its members need more money to handle costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
- Rally urges opening of SAU 16 schools, in-person classes
- Aug 25, 5:32 AM: A group of concerned parents and students demonstrated in front of Exeter Town Hall Saturday to demand schools reopen and that students be allowed to attend class in person.
- Reps support charter schools but fear long-term costs
- Aug 21, 5:04 AM: Local state representatives support the idea of charter schools but have fears of the long-term price tag they may have on Granite State.
- Letter: Why can’t Democratic lawmakers put aside politics?
- > Aug 11, 6:48 AM: In the column, state Rep. Mary Jane Wallner (D-Concord) was quoted as saying “the governor is diverting taxpayer dollars to benefit private and religious schools.” The representative is mistaken about diverting funds. This
- Enrollments in online charter classes quadruple
- Aug 10, 6:58 AM: Of the 340 online courses available through VLACS, 79 had a wait list as of Aug. 7. Every course for kindergarten through fifth grade is full, Kossakoski said.
- State boost in scholarship funds to private and religious schools draws Democratic criticism
- > Aug 5, 6:17 AM: When Gov. Chris Sununu announced a $1.5 million boost to New Hampshire’s education scholarship organizations last week, he championed it as a win for families – and a means to help students of color.
- Statewide teachers union wants death benefits expanded in pandemic
- Aug 3, 7:16 AM: The statewide teacher’s union has called for an expansion of death benefits for educators heading back into the classroom this fall.
- Scholarships for private school met with questions
- > Aug 3, 6:25 AM: State education advocates criticized the governor’s announcement last week that he would direct a small portion of CARES Act money to private-school scholarships, saying public schools are still short of the funds they
- As parents evaluate school options, Bishop Guertin in Nashua receives attention
- > Jul 31, 6:59 AM: Bishop Guertin High School says parents from all over the region have been inquiring about transferring their children to the private Catholic school in Nashua, where students and teachers will be meeting in person this
- Keene charter school returns for first day, remotely
- > Jul 29, 7:10 AM: "What we learned — I think what a lot of others learned — is how remote learning works, how to interact with one another in an online format, how to really use and leverage technology for its intended purpose,” O’Reilly
- Sununu announces scholarships from CARES Act money, including $1.5 million for private schools
- > Jul 29, 6:31 AM: Gov. Chris Sununu announced Tuesday he would direct $1.5 million in federal money that came to New Hampshire as part of the CARES Act federal relief package to organizations that give scholarships to private elementary,
- State panel shrugs off Bradley plea for charter funds
- > Jul 28, 7:15 AM: While N.H. politics holds up a $46 million federal grant, the newly created Northeast Woodland Chartered Public School in Conway, which would have been a recipient of the some of that funding, still plans to open this
- As N.H. schools prepare to reopen, unions fight for teacher protections
- > Jul 20, 7:51 AM: Now, with reopening plans forging ahead across the state, teacher unions are pushing for a voice at the table. Well before the state Department of Education released a 54-page guidance for how to reopen Tuesday, many
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