State of New Hampshire Archives: on Education


Maggie Hassan: $4 million more for scholarships; $35M for state colleges

Ever-rising tuition rates can force many families to avoid even considering New Hampshire's public colleges and universities. Our budget substantially restores the cuts made to our community college and university systems. The University System will receive an increase of $20 million in 2014 with an additional increase of $15 million in 2015, bringing the system back to 90% of where it was before the cuts. And we have not only fully restored funding for the Community College System in the first year, but added $3 million in the second.

In exchange, the leadership of both the community college and university systems have assured me they will go to their boards with a plan to freeze tuition for the next two years.

This budget includes $4 million in UNIQUE funds to support need-based scholarships that can be used at both public and private colleges. New Hampshire's young people must be developing the skills, knowledge, and innovative thinking needed in a 21st century economy.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address Feb 14, 2013

Maggie Hassan: Open new charter schools, & add to existing charter schools

This budget protects our state's commitment to our public K-12 education system by fully funding the existing Adequacy formula. And in the second year of the biennium, this budget fully funds the building aid formula and increases catastrophic aid and tuition & transportation assistance to local schools.

In addition, this budget will help encourage innovation by providing funding to allow new charter schools to open and to allow existing charter schools to accept new enrollees.

At the same time, these charter schools have a responsibility to live within their budget, and so this budget sets new parameters and provides authority for the Department of Education to prioritize new charter school approval to underserved communities.

To help pay for these investments, this budget repeals the voucher tax credit that would have diverted millions of dollars in taxpayer money to private and religious schools with no accountability.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address Feb 14, 2013

Maggie Hassan: Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce

Recently, Maggie unveiled the first part of her "Innovate NH" jobs plan: "Our public schools are and should be drivers of economic growth for our state," said Maggie. "Our colleges and universities are inventing new ideas and new technologies that could launch new companies and new jobs. They offer the expertise that can help our existing companies innovate and thrive. And our public schools are essential to ensuring New Hampshire has the best-trained workforce in the nation."
Source: N.H. Governor 2012 campaign website, maggiehassan.com Nov 6, 2012

John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education

I am working to make sure every child in N.H. has the opportunity for a great education. I am also working to increase New Hampshire’s high school graduation rate, by increasing the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, and expanding alternative learning programs. I am proud that we started a new scholarship program for students at the University System and froze tuition this year at the community technical colleges. I am committed to continuing to work to make higher education more affordable.
Source: 2006 N.H. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

Jeanne Shaheen: Goals 2000: Maintain national standards

Source: 1996 N.H. gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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