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Nashua school begins construction to expand to seventh grade
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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.
School choice bills clear hurdles in Senate
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Feb 24, 5:57 AM: Two bills that could dramatically expand school choice in New Hampshire have cleared early hurdles at the State House.
State Board of Ed says ‘99.9 percent’ of public commentary on Edelblut negative
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Feb 16, 6:17 AM: Just hours before Frank Edelblut was officially confirmed as education commissioner, the State Board of Education told Gov. Chris Sununu they had reservations about his nominee to lead New Hampshire’s public schools. >
School choice advocates see ally in GOP Gov. Sununu
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Feb 6, 5:47 AM: Advocates of school choice see an ally in Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire’s first Republican governor in a dozen years.
Bills could give charters a new path toward approval, more money
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Feb 3, 7:28 AM: Lawmakers this session might give would-be charter schools a third path to authorization – and charters in general a substantial bump in funding to boot.
N.H. House OK's Bills Addressing Parental Control in Schools
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Feb 3, 5:52 AM: The New Hampshire House passed a pair of education bills Thursday that focused on parental control.
NH parents stand up for school choice
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Jan 25, 5:47 AM: Close to 200 students, parents, teachers and community leaders rallied in Manchester on Tuesday in support of school choice, part of a nationwide campaign spotlighting the ability of parents to choose which school their >
Education pick signals a change in direction for schooling 
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Jan 24, 7:25 AM: Conservative groups have cheered Edelblut’s nomination, lauding his business experience and full-throated advocacy for alternatives to traditional schooling. Meanwhile, teachers unions and Democrats have slammed Sununu’s >

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