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Concord, N.H. (June 1, 2017) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) New Hampshire Government Relations Manager Lindsay Hanson issued the following statement today applauding the New Hampshire state House of Representatives passage of SB-191 by a 231-100 vote.
“Today’s vote is a big step forward in funding full-day kindergarten, which provides children a strong start and an equal opportunity to succeed. Students enter first grade better prepared to learn, show lasting gains in academic achievement, are more likely to graduate high school and are less likely to engage in crime – saving the state money in the long run.
“An overwhelming majority of Granite Staters support full-day kindergarten, and now is the time to make this critical investment in our kids, our families and our economy. SCAN will continue to work closely with Republican and Democratic state legislators to ensure funding is included in the final bill and signed into law by Governor Sununu.”
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