Brett Rowland

Brett Rowland has worked as a reporter in newsrooms in Illinois and Wisconsin. He most recently served as news editor of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He previously held the same…

Public Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education seeks 7.7% funding hike as enrollment dips

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Board of Higher Education wants more funding at a time when enrollment in state public colleges and universities has declined. The board has proposed a… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Bill seeks to block federal funds for schools that ‘indoctrinate with critical race theory’

(The Center Square) – A Texas congressman has introduced legislation to ban federal funding for public schools that promote theories that discriminate on the basis of race, color or national… Read More

January 30, 2023
Public Education
Cell phone bans in public schools are trending nationwide

(The Center Square) – Seven years ago, the former New York City Schools Chancellor said the city’s decision to lift a ban on cell phones in schools was “common sense.” Last… Read More

October 28, 2022
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 in student… Read More

September 27, 2022
Public Education
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 educators in a state… Read More

August 18, 2022