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NEA-NH Priorities for Public Education

We ask only what is right: equal opportunity for every student, every educator, every family. Committed to Improving Student Achievement and Education Quality Our students’ job is to learn, and our job is to make sure they can. Our democracy will flourish only when we ensure every school is fully funded, every child is treated with dignity, and every learner can pursue their passion. We must pass laws and policies that push forward the arc of justice–laws that protect all children’s access to a great public education, regardless of age,

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Educator Vaccines to Begin March 12

The good news is, starting March 12, educators across New Hampshire can receive their COVID vaccine. We’d like to thank President Biden for his efforts to dramatically increase the availability of vaccines and to direct that essential education workers be vaccinated by the end of March. Many school districts have already announced their plans to host clinics for their staff – some as early as the 12th.  Please check with your district to see if they plan on hosting such an event and be sure to take advantage of the

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Educator Vaccine Update

The following information was given at the Governor’s Press Conference today: Beginning 3/12, schools can begin giving vaccines to staff. Check with your school district to see if they have plans to administer vaccines to staff.  This will most likely be the fastest and easiest way to receive your vaccine. The state’s Vaccine Management System, VMS, will start taking educator appointments on 3/17. If your schools district is not able to host a vaccination event, you can register on the VMS site starting then. Vaccines from these appointments will begin

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If NH GOP Has its Way, We Won’t Even Be Allowed to Talk About Racism

New Hampshire lawmakers are debating a bill that would prevent educators from teaching about systemic racism and sexism in public schools and state-funded programs. This was the first line of an article in the Concord Monitor, published February 18, 2021. Read it again and note the century it was published. This is happening where we live right now and the bill’s sponsors are people our friends and neighbors voted for. Also from the Monitor; “HB 544, titled an act “relative to the propagation of divisive topics,” seeks to limit public

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NEA NH Statement on President Biden’s Vaccine Plan for Educators, Governor Sununu’s Decision to Continue to Make Teachers Wait

CONCORD, NH – On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced that he is directing every state to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for front line educators, with the goal to have every teacher, school staff person, and childcare worker receive their first dose of one of the approved vaccines by the end of March. Statement from Megan Tuttle, President of NEA New Hampshire: “We agree with President Biden that we need to treat in-person learning like the essential service that it is. Our frontline educators, from teachers to school staff to childcare workers,

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NEA-NH Applauds President Biden for Prioritizing Educators for Vaccines

We have a new opportunity to keep students, educators and their families safe and focus on providing the education experience all students deserve. “We applaud the President’s announcement today reaffirming that education employees being vaccinated is a vital part of returning to full-time in-person education,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President NEA-NH has long advocated for a safe return to schools and vaccines are just one of the tools that can help accomplish that goal. It is refreshing to hear solutions coming from Washington to allow schools buildings to reopen as

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The Dismal Record of Vouchers Leaves Communities and Students Behind

The Senate began hearings on their version of a massive expansion of vouchers in New Hampshire. SB 130 establishes an “education freedom account” – better known as vouchers. Earlier this year, the House version, HB20, met with overwhelming opposition and was tabled. NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle offered her testimony in opposition to SB130 today. A copy of that testimony is included below. Madame Chairwoman and Members of the Senate Education Committee, I come before you today, amplifying the voices of more than 17,000 educators across the state, strongly opposed

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Muriel Hall Files to Represent the People of Bow & Dunbarton at the New Hampshire State House

Democrat Muriel Hall Files to Run in the Merrimack 23 Special Election to Continue Her Decades of Fighting for Public Education and Workers’ Rights On the first day of the filing period, Muriel Hall filed to run as a Democrat in the upcoming State House special election for the towns of Bow and Dunbarton State House district (Merrimack 23). “As a Bow resident for 36 years and a middle school teacher in the Bow School District for over 3 decades, I am ready to serve students and families in new

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NEA-NH: Governor Sununu Late to the Game, Again

CONCORD – On the same day his bill to expand vouchers in New Hampshire to levels not seen in any other state failed to clear the House Education Committee on a vote of 20-0, Governor Sununu announced a new Emergency Order forcing any New Hampshire school district not currently offering at least 2 days of in-person instruction to begin doing so by March 8. “You’re late to the game, Governor,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President.  “Educators and districts have already worked together to reopen more than 80% of NH schools

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UPDATE: Voucher Bill Retained In Committee

This morning, the House Education committee retained HB 20, the most expansive private and religious school voucher proposal in the country. It became apparent that no amount of tinkering could fix a fundamentally flawed bill like HB 20 which would divert tax-payer money to private and religious schools and raise property taxes. We urge the legislature to refocus its efforts now to supporting our students, educators, and schools through the remainder of the pandemic with the resources they need to complete the school year safely and successfully.

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