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New Hampshire voucher program part of national school choice wave fueled by pandemic
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Jan 21, 8:52 AM: Funding school choice options has long been controversial in New Hampshire. Proponents say education is not a one-size-fits-all affair, and parents can best decide what’s best for their children. Opponents say it drains >
NH Teachers Union Blasts State Ed Board Rule Limiting Remote Learning
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Jan 14, 7:08 AM: Under the rule changes finalized by the board Thursday, schools can only use remote learning for weather events such as snowstorms, and when parents request the online-learning option.
N.H.'s pandemic-driven enrollment drops could shape coming education policy moves
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Jan 14, 6:53 AM: The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically only accelerated that trend. Now, as lawmakers, educators and advocates renew the debate over how to use tax dollars to educate New Hampshire children, the pandemic's impact on student >
Bill Would Hold The New Education Choice Program To Its Budget
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Jan 13, 5:45 AM: The Education Freedom Account program would be forced to live within its budget this fiscal year and next under a bill heard Wednesday.
No Expansion of ‘Education Freedom Accounts’ or Vaccine Prohibitions in House
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Jan 7, 7:24 AM: The House also tabled House Bill 607 which would have expanded the state’s new voucher-like school choice program to allow the use of local property tax money.
Education Freedom Accounts return to the N.H. State House spotlight in 2022
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Dec 29, 8:40 AM: Education Freedom Accounts give taxpayer dollars to low and moderate-income families to pay for private school or other non-public school expenses. About 1,600 students enrolled in the program this school year, 70 percent >
N.H.’s largest teachers’ union joins suit over law restricting teachings on racism, oppression
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Dec 21, 9:25 AM: The National Education Association - New Hampshire (NEA-NH), the American Civil Liberties Union, and a group of advocacy groups and public school employees are suing the state over a new law that restricts certain kinds of >
Teachers union sues New Hampshire over law barring certain race lessons
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Dec 14, 10:03 AM: Escalating the conflict over the teaching of race, the American Federation of Teachers’ New Hampshire affiliate filed a lawsuit Monday charging that the state’s new law, restricting certain lessons, is unconstitutionally >
Ed Board Approves Rules for Education Freedom Accounts
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Dec 10, 6:56 AM: Final rules for the new state “education freedom account” program, also known as vouchers, were adopted by the State Board of Education Thursday.
Executive Council approves extension of Prenda learning pod program
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Dec 10, 6:35 AM: The Executive Council voted Wednesday to extend a $5.8 million contract with a national company that provides “learning pods” to public schools, advancing a school choice program even as take-up in the existing program has >
Commentary: New Hampshire shows how to advance freedom
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Dec 7, 6:47 AM: New Hampshire has also passed education freedom accounts, a school choice policy that empowers families of low to moderate income to choose educational opportunities that best fit the needs of their children. >
Catholic school enrollment continues to grow in NH
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Dec 3, 7:04 AM: Catholic schools in New Hampshire kept growing this year, new enrollment figures show, though more modestly than the jump the schools saw in the fall of 2020 when the lure of in-person classes made them a popular choice >
With Cases Rising, Some NH Schools Consider Return to Remote Learning
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Dec 2, 6:53 AM: Cases of COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire schools keep rising, and now some schools are considering a return to remote learning to get through the winter surge.
OpEd: Dumbfounded by teacher union's ability to be their own worst enemy
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Nov 22, 7:26 AM: AS SOMEONE who served on the Manchester Board of School Committee, I’m often dumfounded by the singular ability of teachers unions to be their own worst enemy.
Bill would expand school choice
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Nov 22, 7:23 AM: For decades, “public education funding” has carried a simple connotation: money, raised by state and local taxpayers, going to local public schools. But Rep. Kevin Verville sees that as a flawed definition. And he’s >
Governor condemns tweet offering a ‘bounty’ on teachers
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Nov 19, 9:41 AM: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday denounced a conservative group’s offer to pay $500 to the first person who “catches” a public school teacher violating New Hampshire’s new limits on the discussion of systemic >
Union calls education department’s complaint form a ‘war on teachers’
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Nov 15, 7:21 AM: The second largest teacher’s union in New Hampshire has called on state Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut to resign after the department created a webpage that makes it easier for parents and students to report >
Charter school in Pembroke continuing to grow amid success
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Nov 12, 8:45 AM: McClure is proud. She says her school – which like all charters in the state resembles a hybrid model of both a public and private school – is delivering an education that students and parents prefer. >
Unexpected EFA Enrollment Surge Shows Program Needed, Supporters Say
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Nov 12, 6:26 AM: More than 1,600 New Hampshire students have signed up for the Education Freedom Accounts, far exceeding initial estimates for the school choice program. More than half are from low-income families.
NH schools, parents raise concerns over state rules restricting remote learning
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Nov 12, 6:17 AM: School administrators and teachers appeared before the State Board of Education on Wednesday to voice opposition to a proposed rule that would prevent school districts from imposing schoolwide remote learning due to >

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