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Bill to give parents school vouchers hits roadblock in House panel
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Feb 22, 7:46 AM: In a surprise move, a House committee voted Thursday to put off until early 2022 acting on a signature Republican initiative to award parents with “freedom scholarships” if they send their children to private, religious, >
With More N.H. Students Absent During Pandemic, Some Schools Turn to Child Protection Services
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Feb 19, 7:54 AM: Demetrios Tsaros has a tough job: investigating reports of potential child neglect or abuse in Manchester for the state’s Division of Children Youth and Families, or DCYF. These days, he’s getting lots of reports from >
Sununu: Schools must offer at least two days in person, starting March 8
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Feb 19, 6:52 AM: New Hampshire public schools must offer at least two days per week of in-person learning starting March 8, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday.
House Republicans add income caps to ‘school voucher’ bill; Dems push back
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Feb 18, 6:35 AM: Lawmakers clashed Wednesday over a bill creating “education freedom accounts” allowing parents to withdraw students from public schools and take state education money with them.
Editorial: Gutting education; Latest school voucher bill is the most ambitious, and worst, yet
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Feb 15, 8:49 AM: Once again, New Hampshire’s Republican lawmakers, backed by Gov. Chris Sununu and Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, are taking aim at public education in the state. And once again, the weapon of choice — is choice. >
OpEd: An opportunity to close the opportunity gap
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Feb 8, 8:11 AM: If you agree that New Hampshire should work to close the opportunity gaps that often start in kindergarten, a good first step would be to reach out to your local legislators and ask them to support the creation of >
Debate Heats Up In N.H. State House Over School Choice Bill
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Feb 3, 6:28 AM: State lawmakers heard hours of testimony Tuesday on a bill that would significantly expand access and funding for school choice in New Hampshire.
Column: Education Freedom Accounts would give everyone a choice
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Feb 1, 7:17 AM: Since schools started shutting down last spring in response to the coronavirus, a lot of families have found themselves stuck in remote or hybrid instruction they didn’t choose and don’t want – even if a better option is >
Nashua parents seek to oust school officials over remote learning
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Jan 18, 8:34 AM: A group of Nashua parents whose children have been in fully remote learning since March 2020 are seeking to remove Board of Education members they claim are denying students the right to free and adequate education. >
Fight over charter school expansion looming in New Hampshire
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Dec 16, 7:54 AM: The union wants lawmakers to strengthen regulations around charter school funding to ensure that regular public schools don't get short changed.
Letter: No such thing as free charter school
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Dec 15, 8:24 AM: The new legislature just accepted $42 million for 24 new charter schools. The previous legislature rejected the funds because we already have excess capacity in existing schools and taxpayers will have to come up with >
Charter school money approved in NH as Republicans gain control
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Dec 14, 8:26 AM: A New Hampshire legislative committee now controlled by Republicans voted Friday to accept funding from a $46 million federal grant to expand the number of charter schools in the state, a turnaround from last year's vote >
Legislature poised to accept $46 million charter school grant at Friday meeting
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Dec 10, 7:06 AM: Just over a week after legislators were sworn in, the new Republican majority is poised to accept the first piece of a $46 million grant for New Hampshire’s charter schools, which the old Democratic majority declined and >
Cordelli: Why Is Anti-Catholic Amendment Still In New Hampshire Constitution?
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Dec 9, 9:07 AM: A Tuftonboro GOP state rep. has sponsored an amendment to repeal the 1800s anti-Catholic "Blaine" amendment from the state constitution.
With new GOP leadership, New Hampshire poised to use federal funds to double state charter schools
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Dec 8, 7:03 AM: New Hampshire House and Senate Republicans plan to move ahead this week on the first piece of a $46 million federal grant to help double the state’s charter schools – their first major legislative action since taking power >
Opinion: Commissioner in need of some public schooling
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Dec 7, 6:35 AM: In response to “Revisiting educator credentials” (Monitor Opinion, October 17) by Frank Edelblut, commissioner of the N.H. Department of Education, I find it strange that the commissioner would be suggesting that >
Near Unanimous Support For New Hampshire Education Funding Change
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Dec 2, 8:17 AM: On a near unanimous vote, the Commission to Study School Funding approved its final report Monday containing a series of findings and recommendations to fundamentally change the state's education funding system. >
New State House majorities could accept $46M charter school grant
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Nov 23, 9:10 AM: The clock has run out on State House Democrats opposed to the state accepting a $46 million grant that would double the number of charter schools in New Hampshire.
South Hadley public charter school reaches first labor contract with staff
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Nov 18, 1:53 PM: Staff members at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) have reached their first labor contract with the school, according to the local union chapter.
South Hadley public charter school reaches first labor contract with staff
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Nov 11, 7:05 AM: Rosenberg said that reaching a contract in itself is an “outstanding accomplishment,” noting that PVPA is “one of the few and one of the first charter schools where teachers have reached contracts” in the state. In >

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