A society made stronger through world class public education
Concord Office

Calling All Aspiring Educators

 Aspiring Educators
NEA-NH can assist you on your journey to become a teacher
. We provide resources to help your planning and build your classroom, networking with other educators, and legal protection when you step into a classroom.   Learn more about the NEA Aspiring Educators Program 

My Turn: Past Decade Has Seen Big Changes in Education

By TOM RAFFIO For the Monitor Wednesday, May 10, 2017 I’m sorry to leave the State Board of Education but am pleased with what we’ve accomplished over my 10-year term, the last five as chairman. I’m most proud of the working relationship we built between the board and the department and, most importantly, with parents, educators, and businesses throughout the state. One of the board’s key priorities since I came on 10 years ago has been to help our schools move toward personalized competency education. This is a big change

Read More…

Comments Off on My Turn: Past Decade Has Seen Big Changes in Education

NEA-NH Presidents Comments to State Board of Education

This morning, NEA-New Hampshire President Megan Tuttle provided the following remarks during the public comment portion of the New Hampshire State Board of Education meeting: Good Morning ladies and gentlemen. My name is Megan Tuttle and I am the President of NEA-New Hampshire. Your agenda for today includes discussion on proposals to revise the New Hampshire English Language Arts standards and the Mathematics standards. The 17,000 members of NEA-NH, frontline employees in the daily challenge to bring the goals of the standards to life for our students, urge you to reconsider

Read More…

Comments Off on NEA-NH Presidents Comments to State Board of Education

Full Day Kindergarten is a Sound Educational Investment

An open letter to the House Finance Committee Dear Chairman Kurk and Members of the House Finance Committee, After more than 25 years of trying, New Hampshire is finally poised to fully fund those communities that have full day kindergarten. Kindergarten is a magical time in a child’s life. During kindergarten, children learn to get along with each other, they discover the joy and challenge of reading and writing, and they learn what it means to be in school. We know that kindergarten is a key “bridge year” for children—a year for children to move from unstructured play and early learning to the more structured learning environment of formal schooling. Full day kindergarten boosts student achievement and improves students’ social and emotional skills. A full-day schedule allows more appropriate challenges

Read More…

Comments Off on Full Day Kindergarten is a Sound Educational Investment

UNH Provides Partial Response to Rep. Cushing’s Right to Know Request

University reports close to $200,000.00 in payments to law firm to prevent employees from exercising legal right to organize. CONCORD, April 12, 2017 – The University of New Hampshire has finally provided a partial response to Representative Cushing’s Right to Know request. Earlier this year, Rep. Cushing sent two Right to Know requests to the University seeking, among other things, the names of any outside vendors advising management on anti-union efforts, the amounts paid to these organizations, and copies of communications with these organizations. In their partial response, the University reported spending $193,565.13 on legal fees and expenses with Jackson Lewis Law Firm from June 2016 to March 2017. “I’m shocked to find that UNH has spent a couple hundred thousand dollars to hire outside help to fight university employees

Read More…

Comments Off on UNH Provides Partial Response to Rep. Cushing’s Right to Know Request

My Turn: School Vouchers – Another Plan to Raise Your Property Taxes

By Mark Fernald; Published in the Concord Monitor 3/27/17 Take $63 million from the public schools and give it to people whose children do not go to public school. That, in a nutshell, is what Senate Bill 193 would do. The bill was approved by the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Senate and now moves to the House. Republicans want to promote “school choice.” The state provides $3,561.27 in funding for each student in grades one through 12 in a New Hampshire public school. SB 193 would divert 90 percent of that amount, or $3,205.14, to parents of “eligible children” to be used to pay for home-schooling expenses, for a charter school or for any private school. Under SB 193, for every child who is home-schooled, or in a

Read More…

Comments Off on My Turn: School Vouchers – Another Plan to Raise Your Property Taxes

2017 NEA-NH Election Results

NEA-New Hampshire Elections closed yesterday at 5:00pm. The Elections Committee met this morning and have released the following unofficial results.  Results become official after ratified by the Executive Board. NEA Director: Sharry Sparks Executive Board Seats: Capital : Mike Macri Eastern: Ed Olson Lakes: Karen McLoud Monadnock: Melissa Alexander North Country: Jon Dugan-Henriksen Seacoast: Karen Ladd South Central: Meg Morse-Barry Southern: Greg Paris, Carolyn Leite Western: Jen Bewersdorf (Winner by write-in, acceptance pending)   RA Delegates: Capital (2): Tory Barber, Rebecca Butler Eastern (2): Ed Olson, Debra Hackett Lakes (1): Terry Burlingame Monadnock (2): Melissa Alexander, Cheryl McDaniel-Thomas North Country (1): David Olson (Winner by write-in, acceptance pending) Retired – Funded (1): Sandy Amlaw Retired – Self-funded (1): Diana Griffin Seacoast (2): Edward O’Brien, Sharry Sparks South Central (2): Judy

Read More…

Comments Off on 2017 NEA-NH Election Results