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Hearing on HB 647, establishing education savings accounts for children with disabilities, on Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 647 at 11:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would establish education freedom savings accounts for children with disabilities.

Hearing on HB 641, establishing a dual and concurrent enrollment program, on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 641 on Tuesday, Feburary 7 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would create a dual and concurrent enrollment program, allowing high school students to earn college credit in certain high school classes. The bill targets STEM-related courses.

Hearing on HB 557, allowing a district to send students to a private school, on January 25 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 557 on Wednesday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill would allow districts to assign students to another school, including private schools, if the town does not have a public school. The bill also allows districts to approve contracts with other schools. Currently, the State Board of Education approves such contracts.

Hearing on HB 505, creating a commission to authorize charter schools, on January 25 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 505 on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill creates a commission that would be authorized to approve applications for new charter schools. The bill also expands the types of organizations that can open charter schools beyond just school districts.  (more…)

Hearing on HB 396, limiting the ability of the state to collect student data, on January 25 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 396 on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill limits the ability of the Department of Education to collect and analyze student data. It also gives students over 18 years of age and parents the right to restrict the sharing of assessment results with anyone outside of the student’s district.

SB 46 allows students to attend cocurricular activities in other districts

SB 46 requires a school district to allow a student to attend cocurricular activities in another district, provided the activities aren’t provided by his or her home district.  (more…)

Hearing on HB 494, limiting charter school applications to NH residents, on January 24 at 3 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 494 on Tuesday, January 24 at 3 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill specifies that only organizations that consist of New Hampshire residents may apply to establish a charter school.

Hearing on HB 412, expanding the pre-engineering curriculum to K-12, on January 24 at 1:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 412 on Tuesday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill expands the implementation of the pre-engineering and technology curriculum to earlier grades, beginning in kindergarten. The current statute begins pre-engineering curriculum at grade 6.

Hearing on HB 395, removing homeschooling from SBOE authority, on January 24 at

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 395 on Tuesday, January 24 at 1:00 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill gives the Home Education Advisory Council complete authority over homeschooling programs.

Hearing on HB 525, removing the reduction to stabilization grants, on January 24 at 11:15 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 525 on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:15 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill removes the 4% annual reduction in stabilization grants that began this year.

HB 386, extending the tax credit program to allow college courses, on January 24 at 10:50 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 386 on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:50 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill allows the education tax credit program to award scholarships for tutoring, online learning, and college courses.

Hearing on HB 356, increasing adequacy funding, on January 24 at 10:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 356 on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases the base adequacy funding from $3,561.27 to $3,591.27 per student.

Hearing on SB 43, requiring opt-in of non-academic surveys, on January 24 at 10 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 43 on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill requires written consent before a student can submit a non-academic survey or questionnaire, excluding the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hearing on HB 354, awarding additional adequacy to certain towns, on January 24 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 354 on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill awards an additional $9 million in adequacy to certain towns for the 2015-2016 school year.

Hearing on SB 46, allowing students to participate in activities in other districts, on January 24 at 9:30 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 46 on Tuesday, January 24 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill requires districts to allow a student to participate in cocurricular programs outside of his or her district if the program is not offered in his or her home district.

Hearing on SB 45, requiring all high school students to take a civics course, on Tuesday, January 24 at 9 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 45 on Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill requires all high school students to take a half-year course in civics in order to graduate.

Executive Session on HB 304, requiring school boards to adopt minimum alternative standards, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would require school  boards to adopt academic standards that meet or exceed the standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

Executive Session on HB 276, allowing parental opt-out from assessments, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 276 on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would prevent the Department of Education and the State Board of Education from penalizing a district or student for opting out of standardized assessments.

Executive Session on HB 297, repealing the education tax credit program, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 297 on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. The bill repeals the education tax credit program.

Executive Session on HB 275, prohibiting the inclusion of assessment results in transcripts without consent, on January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 275 on Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent.

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