Chris Sununu on Education
NH Career Academies: Opportunities for high school students
I am proud to announce today the creation of 'New Hampshire Career Academies'. Working with our community college system existing funds, our students can take advantage of an optional fifth year of high school that will be enable them to receive a high
school diploma, a certificate and a College Associates Degree free of cost to the student. It also comes with something else, a guaranteed interview with a New Hampshire company for a job right here in the Granite State.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Hampshire legislature
, Jan 3, 2019
Give parents choice instead of one-size-fits-all system
Surprisingly, I am the first Governor in the past 25 years to come up through New Hampshire's public schools.
Our schools are ranked the best in the country, because they deliver results. I believe in Teachers. I believe in the students.
However, I think we can all agree that a one-size-fits-all system doesn't always work for each student, which is why our education system must give parents choice and flexibility.
Education Savings Accounts will be our most significant step yet, in giving parents and children the ability to choose the education path that is best suited for them.
Source: 2018 New Hampshire State of the State address
, Feb 15, 2018
Increase operating budget $10M of Community College System
Our higher education system is a critical part of ensuring New Hampshire students have an opportunity to learn beyond their high school years and enter the New Hampshire workforce with real world skills. Too often, we think of post-secondary education
in terms of institutions. That's old school thinking. My budget approaches post-secondary education in terms of students and outcomes.
The University and Community College Systems of New Hampshire are key to these effort and we will continue to make
investments in our partnership. In doing so, my budget proposes a significant increase to the operating budget of the Community College System, which is doing a great job in providing a gateway to New Hampshire's workforce development.
proposes $10 million in capital investment into community college infrastructure. Also, today I am proud to establish the Governor's Scholarship program, with $5 million to directly assist high school students to attend colleges in New Hampshire.
Source: 2017 New Hampshire State of the State address
, Feb 9, 2017
More funding for charter schools; less power to bureaucrats
"We must reform education to ensure that every family has the same opportunity to maximize their student's potential in our schools," said Sununu. "That means empowering parents and teachers, and getting Washington bureaucrats out of New Hampshire's
classrooms. Breaking down barriers to school choice. Providing more funding for charter schools. Paying our brightest teachers the best wages. And, it means building a responsible budget, so that we can reinstate school building aid once and for all."
Source: Union-Leader on 2016 New Hampshire gubernatorial race
, Sep 7, 2015
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