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NHASCD follows the work and actions of the New Hampshire Board of Education and the New Hampshire State Legislature.

Technical Advisory for “Divisive Concepts” Law,

HB182, Requires the principal or other administrator of a high school to grant credit for courses and programs completed at other approved schools.  The House amended the bill to allow the principal to deny credit with “reasonable justification.”  Signed by Governor.

HB 194, Permits the department of education to collect student address information for the purpose of distributing assessment results. This bill also revises the time frame the testing entity may retain student information, from 8 years to “through grade 8 or when a student is no longer enrolled in a New Hampshire public school.” Lastly, this bill makes it a felony to illegally disclose a student’s name, unique pupil identifier, or other information related to standardized tests.  The House amended the bill to remove all but the portion about collecting student address information for the purpose of distributing assessment results.  Signed by the Governor

HB 320, requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test with at least 70% before graduating.  Signed by the Governor

HB 321, requires all public schools to submit annual reports to the Department of Education detailing the policies and procedures that are in place to identify and accommodate the needs of gifted students. Signed by the Governor

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