The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition News February 2016 Volume XXVII Number 6

Hearing on House Bill 1414

Many people, including current and former homeschoolers, spoke at the hearing for House Bill 1414 on January 28. The bill eliminates the Home Education Advisory Council' s role in rule-making for home education laws, and abolishes the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC). You can read more on our website We understand the sponsors are amending the bill to remove the Department of Education from home education rule-making and to delay the dissolution of the HEAC until 2022. The House Education Committee will vote on any amendments and their recommendation for the bill at an executive session Tuesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. in room 205 of the Legislative Office Building, behind the State House.

A History of Homeschooling and the Law in New Hampshire

With a bill in the legislature this session raising questions, this would be a good time to read the history of homeschooling and the law in New Hampshire written by Elaine Rapp, who chaired the Home Education Advisory Council from its inception in 1991 until 2006. Read it at

TeenPact New Hampshire

TeenPact takes students ages 13-19 and immerses them in a week-long civics course at their state capitol. TeenPact was founded in 1994 with a mission to train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture. Students can participate in the four-day class or the political communication workshop at the Capitol in Concord.

Four-day Class, Monday, March 28– Thursday, March 31. Students ages 13-19. $250 first time students, $210 alumni.
Political communication workshop, Friday, April 1. Students ages 13-19. $50 stand-alone rate, $40 with four day class.
One-day class, Friday, April 1. Students ages 8-12. $40 for the first child, $35 for each additional child.

For more information or to register visit, or contact state coordinator Sarah Koski at 603-660-4657 or

Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Competition for New England Students

The 25th annual student competition of the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research is accepting submissions (essay, poster, or website) about a medical research discovery through May 9.

All New England students in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to enter – public, private, parochial or home school. Students in grades 7 and 8 are entered as Level I and students in grades 9 – 12 are entered as Level II. For more information visit

Henty Books for Sale

A reader who lives in Connecticut but travels to New Hampshire frequently has a large selection of works of historical fiction by G.A Henty for sale. Most are hardcover and originally cost $15-$20; she is asking $10 each for them, and $7 for the softcover ones. Contact her at or 860-490-3861.

Remember, check our website for more activities and announcements!

NHHC Newsletter Staff

Abbey Lawrence, Editor, PO Box 97, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816
Stefanie Marsh, layout and web posting.

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