Brett Rowland

Group sues U.S. Department of Education over Biden’s student loan cancellation plan

(The Center Square) – A nonprofit legal group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education to block its move to cancel up to $20,000…

As Colorado adds teachers with 99% of positions filled, debate on educator supply continues

(The Center Square) – As the number of teachers and students in Colorado climbs, lawmakers continue to address what they see as a shortage of…

As Illinois adds teachers and sheds students, is there really a teacher shortage?

(The Center Square) – Illinois schools employed more teachers in 2021 than it had at any point over the past decade while student enrollment declined…

Unfunded state pension liabilities grow to $8.28 trillion nationwide

(The Center Square) – Unfunded state pension liabilities have climbed to $8.28 trillion, or nearly $25,000 for every person in the United States, according to a new report from…

Austin residents brace for higher property taxes as school enrollment declines

(The Center Square) – Austin Independent School District, the largest taxing authority in Travis County, recently commiserated with local homeowners regarding rising property taxes that…

Report highlights cost of pandemic school closures, limited effectiveness of lockdowns

(The Center Square) – A working paper that examined how U.S. states responded to the COVID-19 pandemic found that states with strict lockdowns and other COVID-19 policies…

Report highlights ‘compounding effect’ of pandemic on student performance

(The Center Square) – A new national report highlights the “compounding effect” the pandemic and remote learning have had on student performance, especially for the youngest learners.…

Education pension spiking costs continue to hit Illinois taxpayers

(The Center Square) – School districts across the state continue to divert money from classrooms to boost the pensions of retiring educators despite multiple attempts…