educational choice

Education Freedom Accounts: A Bright Future for NH Children

An EFA program would require cooperation between the state and an agency to administer the grants. It would require carefully-drafted legislation. But most of all, EFAs require a commitment to putting children first in any discussion of education.

Granite State Home Educators Helps NH Parents Navigate School Questions

We recently sat down with Michelle Levell, founder of Granite State Home Educators (GSHE), a NH nonprofit dedicated to supporting homeschooling NH families with practical information and curricular and extracurricular educational and enrichment resources. Since children were sent home this spring in the wake of COVID-19 and families have been faced with unexpected remote learning challenges, GSHE has reached out to help meet their urgent informational and support needs. We talked about their core mission and the support they’ve extended to all families during this challenging time.

Cornerstone Applauds Supreme Court School Choice Decision

New Hampshire families can celebrate! The Supreme Court removed religious barriers to school choice initiatives with its recent decision in the Espinoza case, ruling that a school choice scholarship program in Montana could not discriminate against schools on the basis of religion. The same decision struck a blow against long-standing state constitutional provisions known as Blaine Amendments that forbid state aid to religious schools …

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Early House Action, 2018: Mixed Results

In the first floor sessions of 2018, the New Hampshire House approved a bill to establish education savings accounts but killed an abortion statistics bill. In a pair of dramatic votes that each required a tiebreaking vote by Speaker of the House Gene Chandler, the House voted “inexpedient to legislate” (ITL) on two therapy ban bills, one of which might be reconsidered on February …

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Education Choice Bill Advances on Bipartisan Vote

New Hampshire families just got a vote of confidence, as the House Education Committee narrowly recommended “ought to pass as amended” on SB 193. This important school-choice measure will go to the full House in January. The bipartisan vote was 10-9. Cornerstone commends the legislators who put kids first with this vote.  Of special note are Reps. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill, 603-989-3268, ladd.nhhouse@charter.net) and Glenn …

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