New Hampshire House of Representatives Approves Full-Day Kindergarten Bill

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Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017)Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) President Mark Shriver issued the following statement today on the New Hampshire state House of Representatives passing SB-191 in a 247-116 vote.

“I applaud the New Hampshire state House of Representatives for its strong vote in passing SB-191, which will provide more kids with access to full-day kindergarten programs. This decision has the potential to positively impact not only kids and families, but the state as a whole.

With today’s vote, strong bipartisan majorities in the House and the Senate are on record supporting increased state funding for full-day kindergarten. We are encouraged that lawmakers from both parties have made investing kids in the Granite State a priority, and will continue to work hard to ensure funding gets broad support in the House Finance Committee and ultimately makes it to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.”

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