February 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Public Schools & Educators At New Hampshire School Administrators Association Legislative Review

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Senator Hassan speaks to the New Hampshire School Administrators Association.

CONCORD – Senator Maggie Hassan today spoke at the New Hampshire School Administrators Association Legislative Review, where she highlighted the critical importance of supporting New Hampshire’s public schools and commended the hard work of New Hampshire School Administrators to ensure that all of New Hampshire’s students receive the quality education they need to compete and succeed in the 21st century innovation economy.

“As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, I am working with my colleagues to support strong K-12 public schools and empower local school districts, students, and teachers,” Senator Hassan said. “Students learn differently, and will have different paths in life, so it is critical that we emphasize career pathways that cover the entire spectrum of education. We must expand and improve options for students, ensuring that they have access to wide-ranging programs that support their goals for the future.”

Senator Hassan highlighted her efforts to support New Hampshire’s educators as they work to prepare students for the career of their choice, including the CTE Excellence and Equity Act to support re-designing the high school experience to include courses more relevant to careers in the 21st century workforce. The Senator also discussed a bipartisan measure she cosponsored to increase access to job training by expanding Pell Grant eligibility and the bipartisan LEAP Act she cosponsored to encourage apprenticeship opportunities for both employers and students.

“I am going to continue fighting for policies to ensure that every student has access to a quality public education that prepares them for success in their future careers and in our democracy, reinforcing our country's founding principle – that every person counts and has the potential to strengthen our communities, economy, and civic life,” Senator Hassan concluded.