Charter Schools http://nhpr.org en N.H. Charter Schools Continue to Grow And Attract Debate http://nhpr.org/post/nh-charter-schools-continue-grow-and-attract-debate <p>The original legislation to allow charters schools in New Hampshire passed way back in 1995, but it would take another ten years before the first of these publically funded independent learning facilities was opened.&nbsp; Since then charter school have had their ups and downs in the state: many had a hard time getting off the ground, a few had to close their doors, some have been criticized for not being alternative enough from their public school counterparts. There was even a moratorium on new facilities for two years. Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48855 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Charter Schools Continue to Grow And Attract Debate Hassan Nominates Public School Activist To Board Of Education http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-nominates-public-school-activist-board-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Maggie Hassan's nomination of longtime education activist Bill Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education is drawing fire from supporters of charter schools and an education tax credit law.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:44:41 +0000 Associated Press 47946 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Nominates Public School Activist To Board Of Education For Many N.H. Charter Schools, Finding A Home No Easy Task http://nhpr.org/post/many-nh-charter-schools-finding-home-no-easy-task <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The organizers of several charter schools opening this fall in New Hampshire say they’ve learned the hard way that finding a location is easier said than done.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 45674 at http://nhpr.org For Many N.H. Charter Schools, Finding A Home No Easy Task House OKs Boost To State Aid For Charter Schools http://nhpr.org/post/house-oks-boost-state-aid-charter-schools <p>House lawmakers have passed a proposal to boost state aid for New Hampshire’s charter schools.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:22:52 +0000 Michael Brindley 41502 at http://nhpr.org Bill Before House Would Boost Funding For N.H.'s Charter Schools http://nhpr.org/post/bill-house-would-boost-funding-nhs-charter-schools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House lawmakers are <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/calendars/2014/HC_1.pdf" target="_blank">scheduled</a> to take up a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/m_billtext.aspx?billnumber=HB0435.html" target="_blank">bill</a> Wednesday to increase annual per pupil funding for New Hampshire’s nearly two dozen charter schools.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:14:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 41424 at http://nhpr.org Charter Schools Grow Despite Political Headwinds http://nhpr.org/post/charter-schools-grow-despite-political-headwinds <p></p><p>Today the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a budget that doesn’t fund $2.5 million for new charter schools. If that policy stands it would be mean a de facto, two-year moratorium on charter schools. It’s a move that was met with surprise and confusion by charter school advocates. But to understand the decision takes knowing something about the long, political history of charter schools.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 24837 at http://nhpr.org Charter Schools Grow Despite Political Headwinds Funding Fix For Charters Headed Toward Finish Line http://nhpr.org/post/funding-fix-charters-headed-toward-finish-line <p></p><p>The New Hampshire House of Representatives has passed a bill that would end what has been called a moratorium on new charter schools. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he bill still has a way to go before it is law, but charters in the pipeline could still open in time for next school year.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:27:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 23182 at http://nhpr.org Funding Fix For Charters Headed Toward Finish Line A New Chance For New Hampshire Charter Schools http://nhpr.org/post/new-chance-new-hampshire-charter-schools <p>In her&nbsp;State of the State&nbsp;Address,&nbsp;Governor Hassan proposed to restore some funding to these alternative public schools, but under certain conditions, including more of a focus on traditionally underserved students.&nbsp; Now educators both within and outside charter schools are looking at what this means…we’ll find out more, and if&nbsp;&nbsp;lawmakers in the House and State&nbsp;Senate agree&nbsp;with the Governor.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 22292 at http://nhpr.org A New Chance For New Hampshire Charter Schools Charter School Funding Fix Slipped Through The Cracks http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-funding-fix-slipped-through-cracks <p></p><p>New Charter schools hoping to open next fall will likely have to wait a while longer before they can submit their applications to the state. A proposal to fix the charter school funding problem was delayed in the legislative shuffle.</p><p>According to the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Education can’t approve any new charter schools until a budget has been passed.&nbsp;That means a number of schools that were hoping to open in the fall, are hanging in limbo: unsure if they’ll have time to apply</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:33:32 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20277 at http://nhpr.org Lawmakers Approve Extra Charter School Funding http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-approve-extra-charter-school-funding <p>For the past few months a number of proposed charter schools in New Hampshire have been in a sort of limbo, unable to formally apply to the state because of funding concerns in the Board of Education. Today the legislative fiscal committee took a step that might move the issue forward.</p><p></p><p><strong>Brady Carlson: So Sam, for folks who haven’t been paying attention, bring us up to speed on the charter school situation.</strong></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:59:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown & Brady Carlson 16573 at http://nhpr.org Lawmakers Approve Extra Charter School Funding Charter School Advocates Mob State Board Of Ed. Meeting http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-advocates-mob-state-board-ed-meeting <p>Charter School advocates and organizers packed the room for today’s meeting of the State Board of Education, to ask them rescind the moratorium on New Charter school approvals.</p><p>Several of the schools whose applications were denied because of a state budget shortfall were on hand, saying the moratorium was poorly timed.</p><p>Schools like the Gate City Charter say that this will keep them from opening on time.</p><blockquote><p><em>Cevasco: My name is Karin Cevasco, and we are here to compel you to accept our application.</em></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:06:04 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15017 at http://nhpr.org Charter School Advocates Mob State Board Of Ed. Meeting Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval http://nhpr.org/post/attorney-generals-office-no-new-charter-schools-without-legislative-approval <p>Last month New Hampshire Charter Schools in development got some very bad news: the board of education voted that they would no longer be approving new applications. Their reason: the state is all out of funding for such schools.</p><p>Charter school advocates blasted the decision, saying it made no sense, because the new schools would fall under next biennium’s budget. Wednesday the Attorney General’s office told lawmakers if they want to get money to those schools, they’ll have to change the laws.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:11:11 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14548 at http://nhpr.org Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval Charter School Moratorium Could be Lifted in November http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-moratorium-could-be-lifted-november <p>The chairman of the state board of education says it’s likely the moratorium on approval of new charter schools will be lifted later this year.</p><p>Education officials have been saying for the past two weeks that the state is $4.9 million dollars short on funding for charter schools that have already been approved this year. But speaking today on NHPR’s The Exchange, chairman of the finance committee Ken Weyler said…</p><blockquote><p><em>Weyler: I am pretty sure that the money is there.</em></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:09:19 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 13738 at http://nhpr.org Charter School Moratorium Could be Lifted in November New Challenges for Charter Schools http://nhpr.org/post/new-challenges-charter-schools <p>A recently announced moratorium on aid to state-appoved charter schools has supporters up in arms. We'll look at this decision and what it may mean for the future of charter schools in New Hampshire</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 13648 at http://nhpr.org New Challenges for Charter Schools A Charter School Check-In http://nhpr.org/post/charter-school-check <p>We'll check in today with how charter schools have evolved in the Granite State and where they go from here.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 697 at http://nhpr.org A Charter School Check-In