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JLCAR Cites 8 Reasons to Object to So Called Learn Everywhere Rules

As reported yesterday, the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) voted to preliminarily object to the so called Learn Everywhere rules submitted by Education Commissioner Edelblut and narrowly approved by the State Board of Education. The committee cited 8 reasons for their objection in a letter to the State Board of Education. Sen. Jay Kahn, a member of the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) stated that “the Committee is required to determine if proposed rules are consistent with legislative intent and can be implemented without conflict with

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Senate President and House Speaker Respond to Governor’s Budget Invitation to Local Leaders

After vetoing the budget a few weeks ago, Governor Sununu’s office invited local officials from around the state for a closed-door information session in Concord Friday morning.  As reported by the Concord Monitor, in a letter sent out to towns and cities July 9, Sununu laid out a vigorous defense of that veto. “Just like you, I am responsible for the operations of government,” Sununu wrote. “Just like you, I must prioritize needs in order to budget within the state’s means.”  The Governor insists that the business profits tax rate not be increased to 7.9% from

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Learn Everywhere Rules Sent Back to DOE after Committee’s Preliminary Objection Vote

NEA-New Hampshire is pleased with today’s Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JLCAR) vote to preliminarily oppose the so called Learn Everywhere rules, sending them back to the Department of Education to address a number of very specific objections and the committee’s concerns for special education students. “We believed from the very beginning that the process used to develop ‘Learn Everywhere’ was deeply flawed due to the lack of input sought, or incorporated from, New Hampshire’s educators,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “Some of the conflicts outlined in JLCAR’s objections were the direct result of the exclusion of teacher voices and the dismissal of educator input. Public interest would have been better served by genuinely engaging educators and organizations such as ours earlier on in the development of these

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Local Officials and Educators Urge Governor Sununu to Sign Budget

CONCORD, NH – June 26, 2019 – Today, elected officials and educators gathered at Somersworth Middle School to make a plea to the Governor: please do not hold our school districts, our communities, and our property taxpayers back by vetoing the recently proposed compromise by the legislature on the state budget. “As every parent and educator knows, the last thing legislatures should be doing is decreasing school funding. But that is just what our Governor is indicating he may do by vetoing a budget that would provide the biggest increase in education funding in more than 20 years to maintain the current level of the business tax,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “New Hampshire has failed to provide stable, equitable and truly adequate funding for our public schools for decades,

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State Board Votes to Devalue NH Diplomas

“The double-standard voted into place today is insulting to education professionals across New Hampshire.” Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President NEA-NH is disappointed but not surprised by the vote taken by the State Board of Education to adopt Commissioner Edleblut’s ‘Learn Everywhere’ rules. “Today, the New Hampshire State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to no longer require state certification, student teaching, adherence to the state’s code of conduct or probationary periods to teach a high school class for a semester and award graduation credit,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “They instead will now rely solely on a vendor’s application describing their ‘demonstrated qualifications’ to grant them access to students and the ability to award credit that will appear on official student transcripts even if the standards set by the local

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Top NH School Associations United in Their Opposition to “Learn Everywhere”

Today, the New Hampshire School Boards Association, the New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators, the New Hampshire Association of School Principals, the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, and NEA-New Hampshire published the following open letter to members of the New Hampshire State Board of Education asking them to “oppose the implementation of the proposed “Learn Everywhere” rules, and instead focus their efforts and resources on expanding our state’s highly effective ELO offerings and network.”  Members of each of these organizations have all spoken out in opposition to this plan.  The State Board of Education is expected to vote on the final proposal during their June 13 meeting. Dear Members of the New Hampshire State Board of Education, We believe that as proposed, the “Learn Everywhere” rules trample local control,

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