Jun 12, 2015

On Thursday Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed SB 244, a bill that tightens child protection laws.

Jun 15, 2015

Last week Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) vetoed HB 603, a bill that would allow students to opt-out of statewide assessments.

The bill was motivated by opposition to the Common Core curriculum.  This year New Hampshire rolled out the Smarter Balanced assessment tests based on Common Core.

Jun 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26 Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) vetoed HB 332, a bill that would require schools to notify parents at least two weeks before "course material involving discussion of human sexuality or human sexual education."

Gov. Hassan vetoed the bill in part because of the broad language.

Oct 05, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has initiated “a comprehensive, independent review of the child protective services of the Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF).”

The decision came after the homicide of 21-month-old Sadie Willott in September.  Sadie’s mother is charged with the crime.

Oct 14, 2015

Rep. Eric Schleien has requested a 2016 bill to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in New Hampshire.

Gay conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation.

Oct 30, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28 Attorney General Joe Foster testified that the state should change its rules for destroying records at the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

Dec 17, 2015

New Hampshire legislators have proposed two 2016 bills that would allow youths under age sixteen to work with just a parent's permission.

Apr 08, 2016

In the Farmington, school district officials are reviewing policies related to how staff members deal with teen pregnancy. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled they could not fire Farmington High School guidance counselor Demetria McKaig, who helped a student get an abortion.

Apr 27, 2016

The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday, April 28 on a bill to allow fourteen and fifteen year-olds to work with a parent's permission.

Under current state law, teenagers must get permission from the principal in their public school district.


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