Skip to Content

2008-2009 Articles

Celebrating Education Support Professionals Day

NEA-New Hampshire celebrated Education Support Professionals Day on November 19, 2008 in Concord. Paula Monroe, a national ESP leader on the NEA executive committee, spoke at the reception. Guests shared recruitment strategies and why they enjoy being ESP members. Over 50 statewide education support professionals attended.

November 19, 2008


Somersworth AE Defeats Tax Cap

The Somersworth Association of Educators, with NEA and NEA-NH support, was victorious in defeating a tax cap ballot question on November 4, 2008. SAE President Paula Turgeon and her members organized their community to defeat Article III. NEA-NH believes tax caps harm public schools by limiting a town's ability to provide education, fire and police protection and infrastructure maintenance.

November 4, 2008


Stop the Constitutional Amendment on School Funding

NEA-New Hampshire believes every child deserves a great public school. New Hampshire's constitution embodies that goal, promising every child the fundamental right to an adequate education.

Some now want to amend the constitution to diminish that right. NEA-NH opposes any amendment that would break the constitution's promise to New Hampshire's children by altering this fundamental right.

Last year the House refused to pass such an amendment, but this year the pressure continues from those who want to avoid the state's responsibility to fund an adequate education for every child.

The 2008 version of the amendment is CACR 34. This is the wrong approach.

A vote on CACR 34, the constitutional amendment is scheduled for tomorrow in the New Hampshire House. If you want to help us ensure that all New Hampshire's children have great public schools, contact your legislators today! Tell them not to break the constitution's promise to our children. Tell them to vote "no" on the constitutional amendment on school funding.

You can find your state legislators on the NEA-NH Web site,, through the Legislative Action Center. Click the "Elected Officials" tab.

May 13, 2008

"Highly Qualified" Issues

Information on meeting the "highly qualified" standard is available for teachers and paraeducators from the NH Department of Education. If, after reviewing the requirements, NEA-NH members have questions, they should contact the coordinator of public education and school support.

ESEA Task Force

When the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was being debated by the U.S. Congress, NEA-New Hampshire set up a task force to work analyze the impact of the proposed legislation on our state's schools and educators. The task force published a series of alerts, charts to illustrate the steps to becoming "highly qualified" under the No Child Left Behind Act (as it was renamed) and many other documents. As time passed, these became less relevant to our members and have therefore been removed from our main site. They are still available for those interested in the history of NCLB implementation in New Hampshire by contacting the coordinator of public education and school support.

March 2006

Are you a "Highly Qualified Teacher" Charts

- Charts are in PDF and can be viewed or downloaded.
Timelines Section
Licensure/Certification Section
Competency Section: Elementary Grades
Competency Section: Middle/High Grades



Embed This Page (x)

Select and copy this code to your clipboard