Date: 
Jun 05, 2015

This year the Manchester and Nashua school districts missed the federal minimum participation rate for standardized tests.

 

Federal law requires schools to administer standardized tests to receive funding.  A school district faces sanctions if fewer than 95% of students take a test.

 

Date: 
Jun 16, 2015

House and Senate budget negotiators are still hammering out the details, but the two chambers agree that New Hampshire needs to change its school funding formula.

State education funding for each town is calculated according to many factors, including enrollment numbers, the number of students receiving free lunches, and the number of English language learners. 

Date: 
Aug 21, 2015

The city of Dover has filed a lawsuit against the state over inadequate education funding.

According to the New Hampshire Constitution and a series of court rulings, state government must provide funding for each child to receive an "adequate" education.

Date: 
Dec 29, 2015

Several legislators are sponsoring a 2016 bill to provide more state funding for full-day kindergarten.

Right now New Hampshire provides towns with one half of the per pupil funding for each kindergarten student, in accordance with a half-day kindergarten program.  If a town decides to offer full-day kindergarten instead of half-day, the funding does not increase.

Date: 
May 13, 2016

On Thursday, May 12 the New Hampshire Senate rejected a bill amendment that would have repealed a cap on state funding for fast-growing school districts.

State education funding for each town is calculated according to enrollment numbers, the number of students receiving free lunches, the number of English language learners, and several other factors.

school funding
Date: 
Jun 21, 2017

According to a new report, spending per student in each town is just as unequal now as it was when the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled against the state’s education funding system in 1997. 

study committee
Date: 
Jul 10, 2017

When faced with a complex issue, the New Hampshire Legislature will often vote to create a committee to study the issue.  After meeting over the summer and fall, the committee is responsible for recommending any bills the following year.

Here is a summary of some of the major issues committees will consider this summer.

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