Frances Floresca

Frances Floresca is a freelance reporter and educational policy analyst.

Public Education
Opt in or opt out? Albuquerque Public Schools survey asked students about gender, sex, alcohol and drugs

A New Mexico’s largest school district provided students in grades 6 to 12 surveys asking about their gender, use of alcohol and drugs, and sexual intercourse. The New Mexico Youth… Read More

December 15, 2023
Public Education
Missouri teacher suspected of encouraging students to hide pronouns from parents

A Missouri chemistry teacher used a first-of-year worksheet to ask students which “name” and “pronouns” she should use when contacting their parents or guardians, a watchdog group revealed. In August,… Read More

December 14, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma school choice program opens, receives over 30K applications in 90 minutes

When enrollment opened last week for Oklahoma’s new school choice program, it only took 90 minutes for more than 30,000 applications to pour in. The Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit… Read More

December 12, 2023
Culture
Tennessee school superintendent gets political, targets school choice legislation on public school district’s social media channels 

A school district superintendent is being criticized for his opposition to school choice efforts in Tennessee, which he shared in a video posted to district social media.  Jarrett Skorup, the… Read More

December 7, 2023
Public Education
Utah governor and higher ed. board vow to protect free speech on campus after conservative events targeted

After several campus free speech incidents at the University of Utah involving conservative speakers, the state’s higher education board took action to ensure free speech is protected on public campuses. Read More

December 5, 2023