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Michelle Levell

Michelle Levell has been active in state-level education policy since moving to New Hampshire in 2005. She is the director and co-founder of Granite State Home Educators, a 501c4 all-volunteer statewide homeschool support organization with over 3,800 members as of December 2020. Michelle was the founder and director of School Choice for New Hampshire, a non-profit dedicated to informing, engaging and empowering families with educational options that fit their children’s unique learning needs. She authored over 500 articles, testified regularly before both houses of the NH legislature and is considered a subject matter expert on school-choice issues. She has served on multiple boards and volunteered for several years for New Hampshire’s largest tax-credit scholarship program in support of low-income students, a start-up chartered public school, as well as a private school.


National School Choice Week 2019

Every year we celebrate educational opportunities with National School Choice Week! This cross-country series of independent events that spotlights the array of K-12 learning environments. It will begin January 20th and last through January 26th, 2019. This all began in 2011 and has noted over 58,000 events across the country! It is a fabulous way to …

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Home Education Rules Update

Over the summer, the Department of Education reviewed the home education statutes and rules in their preparation of a technical advisory regarding Participating Agencies. We alerted the department to widespread misunderstandings of districts and private schools regarding home education reporting requirements. This problem was exacerbated by sample policies provided by the NH School Board Association to their member boards …

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Educator-Parent Supports Options

Several weeks ago, we were contacted by a woman who sought educational options for her daughter who is experiencing relentless bullying at her local school. Even though she is an educator herself, the staff is unresponsive to the mom’s concerns and continues to place her daughter in stressful conditions. Children deserve to have their educational …

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Tell Your Story

Families have unique stories about educational opportunities. Some children struggle in assigned schools that do not meet their needs. Even high-performing public schools may not be a good fit for individual children. Maybe it is a problem of academic fit, or perhaps bullying. Other families access options that work for their children, often at great sacrifice. …

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Report Card

School Choice for NH Legislator Report Card 2018

We are pleased to release our third annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on this session’s school-choice bills with roll-call votes. We followed and reported on many more issues and bills throughout the year, but only roll-call votes provide direct accountability of individual Representatives and Senators. As previously mentioned, 2018 was a strong year …

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Senate Candidate Letter – Carla Gericke, District 20

Granite Staters care about educational issues that impact our children’s lives and academic outcomes. In mid-September we invited all New Hampshire senatorial candidates to send letters to School Choice for NH about their views on education policy, and educational opportunities in particular. We will publish them without edits between now and the general election on …

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Clarifying Issues With Homeschooler’s “Letters Of Intent”

This summer several efforts brought Participating Agency irregularities to our attention. Problems Granite State Home Educators did a thorough review and update of the private schools serving as Participating Agencies for the homeschool community. Participating Agencies are those schools that homeschooling families send their Letter of Intent to when they begin their home ed program. Families can report …

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