NH scholarship program offers family a new start, but faces legal challenge
 
By   /   January 22, 2014  /  Watchdog.org
 
When the New Hampshire Legislature passed an educational tax credit program in 2012, a new world of opportunities opened for Tia Fader. She was the mother of two children who were struggling academically, and in need of a new start.
 
Now, after her daughters have found success in the School Choice Scholarship Act, it’s under assault
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The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) announced today the inaugural New Hampshire School Choice Celebration will be held during National School Choice Week. The celebration will take place at the Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East in Laconia, NH on Saturday, February 1st beginning at 12:30 p.m.  NEO, in partnership with the New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools, are holding this first-ever event to kick off the second year of NEO's K-12 scholarship operations and to
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NEO Progress Update – Fall 2013’ Lays Out Stark Difference Nonprofit Makes for Students
 
Concord, NH – The Network For Educational Opportunity (NEO), the Granite State’s only approved scholarship organization fully operating in compliance with the 2012 Education Tax Credit Law, released its NEO Progress Update – Fall 2013.  The update has been published at NetworkForEducation.org and shared with NEO’s network of scholarship families, contributor businesses, and other
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Scholarship Data Filed with DRA Form ED-05 Show NEO Awarded More Than 100 Financial Need-Based Scholarships Totaling $125k+

Concord, NH - The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) announced today that it has filed its 2013 ED-05 form with the state Department of Revenue Administration (DRA), in compliance with the 2012 education tax credit law that makes education choice more accessible in the Granite State.
 
To parallel its filing with DRA, NEO – the only fully operating
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The June ruling by a Strafford County Superior Court judge prohibits parents participating in New Hampshire’s scholarship tax credit program from using the scholarship to send their children to religious schools.  The judge’s ruling is based on an erroneous finding that the private donations from business to private, nonprofit scholarship organizations, like NEO, are public dollars, simply because the program grants an 85 percent tax credit to the businesses for their donation. The
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