Josh Mann

Josh Mann, Ph.D., is the Managing Editor for The Lion. Prior to working for the Herzog Foundation, Josh worked for a software startup in the language-learning space. His previous work includes…

Public Education
Missouri school board member took heat for telling the truth and asking questions, then was stripped of VP title weeks before election

When Springfield, Missouri residents cast their votes Tuesday in the local school board race, they will decide two of seven seats which control the district and its employed administrators. Read More

March 31, 2023
Public Education
After challenge, Virginia school district to remove 14 sexually explicit books from libraries to comply with state law

Fourteen books will be removed this week from libraries in Spotsylvania County Public Schools following a formal challenge process initiated by a parent. In a district memorandum… Read More

March 29, 2023
‘He flip-flopped’: Missouri legislator one of three in hot water over about-face on school choice

Missouri Rep. Chris Lonsdale, R-Liberty, is taking heat for voting against an open enrollment bill last week after promising during his election campaign to support it and other school… Read More

March 15, 2023
Christian Schools, Culture
A Christian school forfeited a girls’ basketball game against a trans athlete over fairness. Now it faces a ban

A Vermont activities association has kicked out a Christian school for refusing to play its girls’ basketball team against a transgender opponent. The Vermont Principals Association (VPA) informed… Read More

March 14, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
1 in every 5 Missouri schools is at risk of losing full accreditation after latest test scores plummet 25% statewide

Missouri assessment test results from 2021-22 were released Tuesday, revealing breathtaking performance drops leaving more than 100 school districts short of the full accreditation mark. The Department of… Read More

March 10, 2023