New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools


  • May 12, 2016 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "I don’t want us to become a magnet for charter schools, which I think are a drain to public education,” Alderman Ben Clemons of Ward 6 Source: 

  • May 12, 2016 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON - Union Leader

    NASHUA — A proposal to offer tax breaks to charter schools in the city was narrowly rejected by aldermen on Tuesday. “I don’t want us to become a magnet for charter schools, which I think are a drain to public education,” said Alderman Ben Clemons of Ward 6. Clemons alleged that charter schools siphon money from the school district for the benefit of a few.

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  • April 18, 2016 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools (NHCIS) and the New Hampshire Public Charter School Association (NHPCSA), have announced the merger of their two organizations, effective today.

    "For years, our groups have worked together to increase the quality and quantity of public education options available to New Hampshire students", said Matora Fiorey, Board Chair NHPCSA.

    "This alliance will enable us to share the experience and expertise of our current charter schools, with the passion and drive of a new generation of charter school applicants", said Matt Southerton, Co-Founder & Director NHCIS.

    The new organization will be called the New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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  • April 16, 2016 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Anyone who thinks it’s impossible to transform a large, urban school district under democratic control has to contend with Denver Public Schools. District leaders embraced a “portfolio strategy,” of charters, choice and greater autonomy for district schools. How they transformed the district — and then stood for re-election and lived to tell about it — is the subject of  David Osborn’s latest article in Education Next.

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  • April 16, 2016 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Matt Nanci Sentinel Staff

    ALSTEAD — A new Alstead charter school recently heard from the N.H. Department of Education that it’s secured crucial grant money that will allow it to open in fall 2017. And, through a contest called the Super School Project challenge, it’s in the running to win a substantial sum more.

    Over the next three years, the LEAF School will get $525,000 in federal start-up grant funds to use for expenses such as curriculum development, furniture, technology and equipment, according to Dakota Benedetto, a Fall Mountain Regional High School teacher who founded the charter school. 

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  • March 25, 2016 4:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NASHUA, N.H. —The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua received $10,000 in grants on Thursday after two groups were named best in the state in an app design challenge. 

    One team of seventh-graders designed an app called “Mind Spawn,” which allows students to earn money for their schools by correctly answering educational questions.

    Ninth-graders created “How to Adult,” an app to help young adults and recent graduates adapt to the real world. 

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  • March 15, 2016 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good article by Danielle Curtis however there remains a lot of misinformation out there some of which you can see in this video.

    By Danielle Curtis, Nashua Telegraph

    CONCORD – If the state passes its budget for the next biennium without money for new charter schools, the effects would be devastating, and long-lasting.

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  • March 15, 2016 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    By Mark Hayward, Union Leader

    "MANCHESTER - Gov. Maggie Hassan visited a Manchester charter school on Wednesday and said her plan for a casino represents a way to pay for an expansion of charter schools in the state."

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  • March 15, 2016 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Gary Rayno, Union Leader

    "Charter schools and their supporters took one of the biggest hits in the House approved budget package. They haven't taken that kind of hit in a long time. Not only did the House strip out the $2.5 million in funding for new charter school...s Hassan included in her budget proposal, the House added a moratorium on any new charter schools.
    While the state board suspended applications for new schools, it did not officially declare a moratorium. The House beat back attempts to reverse those changes along with another requiring state audits every three years."
  • March 15, 2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A great story by Sam Evans Brown. When even NPR calls you out for playing politics, then you know what you're doing is wrong. One point of context in regard to the graph, there are approaximately 178,000 public school students in New Hampshire. Only a fraction of them are public charter school students. It makes you wonder why so many lobbyists are trying to stop this tiny program?

    By Sam Evans Brown, NPR "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." Click here to read the complete article

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