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Reaching Higher NH’s policy analysis on SB 193, the bill that creates education freedom savings accounts in NH

Reaching Higher NH provides resources and analysis to help raise public awareness and engagement of proposed legislation. Check out our analysis of SB 193, the bill that establishes a universal voucher program, here.

Hearing on SB 193, creating education savings accounts for students, on April 4 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 193 on Tuesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill has already passed the Senate. (more…)

Senate passes SB 193, creating education savings accounts for students

The Senate passed SB 193 on Thursday in a 14-9 vote.  (more…)

Hearing on HB 386, extending the tax credit program to allow college courses, on March 7 at 10:30 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 386 on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill allows the education tax credit program to award scholarships for tutoring, online learning, and college courses.

Hearing on HB 275, prohibiting the inclusion of assessment results in transcripts without consent, on March 7 at 10 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 275 on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent.

Hearing on HB 166, authorizing local assessments, on March 7 at 9:20 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 166 on Tuesday, March 7 at 9:20 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill reduces the number of standardized tests students are required to take and allows school districts to administer locally-developed assessments.

Hearing on HB 103, requiring parental notification of certain course material, on March 7 at 9 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 103 on Tuesday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill requires school districts or teachers to provide parents and guardians with advanced notice of content relating to sexuality or sexual education. It also requires teachers to make the curriculum available to parents or legal guardians when possible.

Executive session on HB 226, requiring stricter reporting for non-proficient readers, on February 14 at 10:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an executive session on HB 226 on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill  requires districts prove that they’ve implemented a reading improvement program to the Department of Education for third graders deemed not proficient in reading. They must report on the program annually and provide annual test scores for every student in the program.

Executive session on HB 210, establishing a code of ethics for teachers, on February 14 at 10:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will continue their executive session of HB 210 on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill establishes a code of ethics for teachers.

Hearing on HB 620, prohibiting SBOE from requiring districts comply with federal curriculum, on February 14 at 1o a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold  a public hearing on HB 620 on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits the State Board of Education (SBOE) from proposing rules that would require districts comply with federally mandated curriculum, instruction, or assessments that are not fully paid for by state or federal funds.

Continued hearing on HB 216, prohibiting expulsions of K-2 students, on Feburary 21 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will continue the public hearing of HB 216 on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits the expulsion of kindergartners, first graders, and second graders. It also sets limits on suspensions for students in those grades. It was recommitted to the committee after being sent to the full chamber.

Executive Session on HB 583, requiring the DOE to compute ADM once per year, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 583 on Tuesday, January 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill requires the Department of Education to compute average daily membership only once per year.

Executive Session on HB 525, removing the reduction to stabilization grants, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 525 on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill removes the 4% annual reduction in stabilization grants that began this year.

Executive Session on HB 356, increasing adequacy funding, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 356 on Tuesday, January 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases the base adequacy funding from $3,561.27 to $3,591.27 per student.

Executive Session on HB 354, awarding additional adequacy to certain towns, on February 7 at 1 p

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 354 on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill awards an additional $9 million in adequacy to certain towns affected by the adequacy cap for the 2015-2016 school year.

Executive Session on HB 597, providing additional education funding for poorer towns, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 597 on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases differentiated aid amounts and provides additional funds based on the town’s percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch.

Hearing on SB 193, establishing education freedom savings accounts, on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 193 on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill would establish education freedom savings accounts for children ages 5-20.

Hearing on SB 192, restoring school building aid, on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 192 on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill lifts the moratorium on school building aid in the 2019 biennium.

Hearing on SB 191, funding full-day kindergarten programs, on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 191 on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill would fully fund full-day kindergarten programs.

Hearing on SB 105, adding heat and hot water systems to qualifying emergency building projects, on Tuesday, February 7 at 9 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 105 on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill would add heat and hot water system replacement to the qualifying projects under New Hampshire’s emergency building aid program.

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