Rubens wrote the law that established charter schools in NH
Jim Rubens, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will begin a tour on Monday of charter schools throughout the state beginning in Nashua. As state senator, Rubens brought forward a bold idea and wrote and lead passage of New Hampshire's charter school law.
Before embarking on the tour, Rubens said, "Entrepreneurial and educational excellence are key characteristics that describe the charter school system in NH. An idea that was once considered bold, these institutions now represent what are some of the top-testing schools in NH. They save taxpayers money and help create jobs. I saw that first-hand when I visited the Robert Frost Charter School in North Conway a couple weeks ago. There, they actually lowered special education costs."
The first stop on the tour will be at the Academy for Science and Design. This will be a two-hour event that will include a welcome and tour of the school, panel discussion with students and lunch with the student panelists.
Following is the "Excellence Through Charter Schools" tour schedule:
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:00am
Academy for Science and Design
486 Amherst St., Nashua
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:30am
Pace Charter School
Suncook Business Park
65 Pinewood Rd., Allenstown
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:30am
The Birches Academy of Academics & Art
419 South Broadway, 2nd floor, Salem
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Polaris Charter School
100 Coolidge Ave., Manchester
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:30am
Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy
40 Hampshire Circle, Dover
School officials at each location welcome and encourage media to attend.
Jim Rubens with the staff of the Robert Frost Charter School in North Conway on
March 20, 2014