After Delaying Charter School Money, N.H. Lawmakers Question DOE

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A group of lawmakers is asking the New Hampshire Department of Education to respond to its concerns about a $46 million federal grant to expand public charter schools, before deciding whether to accept it. The pending charter expansion grant - the largest earmarked for any state - aims to double the number of charter schools in New Hampshire over the next five years. It is currently on hold , after Democrats on the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee cited concerns that building more charter schools would lead to unanticipated costs for the state and harm existing, non-charter public schools. Governor Chris Sununu criticized the hold, calling the money a "game-changing grant [that] would have cost New Hampshire taxpayers nothing." But an analysis by...

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After Delaying Charter School Money, N.H. Lawmakers Question DOE

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