Karsten Harrison

Mother who pulled kids out of public school to homeschool says results are ‘amazing’

A Texas mom is reporting significant improvements in her children’s academic performance after pulling them out of the public elementary school where they were exposed…

After her son is allegedly violently bullied, a mother is asked to pay $7,000 for list of similar incidents at the school

A Texas mother whose 13-year-old son allegedly faced vicious bullying is being asked to pay the school district $7,000 for a list of other such…

Public school enrollment plunge was especially deep among younger students, report finds

Enrollment in America’s public schools plummeted during the pandemic particularly in lower grades, according to a new report. The American Enterprise Institute report examines how…

This week in Christian education (Nov. 14-18) 

Community Christian School celebrates new playground – Community Christian School in Orange, Texas, recently welcomed its brand new playground, commemorating the new facility with a…

Parents’ rights win big in north New Jersey school board races

Voters in North New Jersey elected slates of parents’ rights advocates to two area school boards, according to a report by North Jersey. Voters in Wyckoff,…

Parental rights advocates sweep two neighboring Indiana school board races

Candidates who support parental rights and oppose Critical Race Theory won big in neighboring Indiana school board races, according to a report by Indianapolis PBS…

This week in Christian education (Nov. 7-11)

Christian schools across the United States celebrate Veterans Day – Christian schools throughout the nation celebrated Veterans Day Friday with special assemblies, gatherings and events…

This week in Christian education (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) 

Faith Academy celebrates 10 years of education – Iowa City’s Faith Academy is celebrating a decade of Christian education. To accommodate its growth, the school…

Parent says Pennsylvania school district hides gender-affirming education, and superintendent confirms it

Mothers and fathers “are not co-parenting with the government,” a frustrated Pennsylvania parent told her local school board after discovering her kids were being taught…

Local taxpayers without children in school can’t formally complain about instructional material, decides Tennessee school board

A Tennessee school board is barring local taxpayers from formally raising concerns over textbooks and materials in the classroom unless they have a child in…

Universal school choice is priority No. 1 for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels

One Wisconsin candidate for governor has been vocal about his campaign’s top priority: universal school choice. Since winning the Republican primary on Aug. 9, candidate…

This week in Christian education (Oct. 24-28)

Christian school sees eighth consecutive year of growth – Sioux Center Christian School is reporting its eighth straight year of growth, with a record enrollment…

Parents want more involvement and innovation in education, new report finds 

A majority of parents want to direct their children’s education rather than rely on their local school system, according to a recent education survey. Survey…

Michigan voters to decide between gubernatorial candidates taking opposing views on school choice

Both candidates for Michigan governor have been highly vocal on education – but their views on school choice could hardly be any more different.  Democratic…

This week in Christian education (Oct. 17-21)

Trinity Christian School helps local business that lost its building to fire – Heirloom Market Company and Bakeshop lost its building to a fire, seemingly…

Virginia lawmaker to reintroduce bill that would incriminate parents for not affirming child’s sexual orientation and gender identity

Virginia parents could be the target of felony or misdemeanor charges for not affirming their child’s sexual orientation or gender identity if a Virginia lawmaker gets…

This week in Christian education (Oct. 10-14)

Study shows Christian school enrollments are surging – More and more families are moving to Christian private schools. Nearly 80% of Christian school leaders have…

Rhode Island public education system in “crisis,” says public policy group

Rhode Island public schools are in trouble according to a report citing drops in attendance and declining standardized test scores. On Thursday, public policy research…

More Americans than ever favor school choice amid growing belief public education is headed in the wrong direction

More Americans than ever are in support of school choice, according to an annual education survey. EdChoice’s annual Schooling in America survey has polled Americans…

Contentious school board meeting over sexually explicit books ended by fire marshal, but was overcrowding the real reason?

A large group of parents protesting sexually explicit books in the district’s libraries prompted the fire marshal to suspend a Michigan school board meeting Monday.…

This week in Christian education (Oct. 3-7)

Memphis Christian school looking to expand – Evangelical Christian School of Memphis, TN is aiming to meet demands in Memphis for more Christian education by…

This week in Christian education (Sept. 26-30)

Christian school rallies together to support teacher battling cancer – Mrs. Main, a teacher at Evansville Christian School, is fighting breast cancer. Her fellow teachers…

Opponents fall short in effort to block landmark Arizona school choice law

An Arizona anti-school choice organization’s attempt to overturn Arizona’s new universal scholarship program has officially failed. Save Our Schools Arizona fell short of the 118,823 valid…

Whistleblower leaks guidebook showing ‘radical gender theory’ curriculum in San Francisco school district 

A California school district released a guidebook urging teachers to keep quiet about student “gender transitions” and to affirm the preferred pronoun “it” as part…

Virginia governor defends draft policies on gender, emphasizes parental rights 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is defending his draft education policies that make Virginian parents the primary decision-makers for their kids, especially regarding gender issues.  The governor’s…

Amid teacher shortage, 850 more unvaccinated New York City school workers fired, total nearing 2,000 

Hundreds of New York City school employees were just fired for failing to comply with an 11-month-old COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  The New York City Department…

Ohio bill making it easier for teachers to carry guns in effect

National concern for school safety prompted Ohio to make it easier for teachers to carry guns in the classroom.  House Bill 99 went into effect…

Furor over English worksheet in Connecticut public school; ‘This is Critical Race Theory’

Frustrations over a racially-charged worksheet advocating woke concepts such as anti-racism and “white privilege” spilled into a Connecticut school board meeting on Thursday night.  The three-page worksheet was…

Lawmakers rally against Biden admin’s proposed Title IX regulations tying funding to liberal policies on sexuality and gender

Lawmakers are saying the Biden administration’s proposed Title IX regulations on sexuality and gender would push schools to fold on their beliefs for financial aid. …

Mother asking for just a list of textbooks by grade is billed nearly $1,300 by Texas school district

A Texas mother trying to choose between schools asked her local school district for a list of required textbooks by grade. They billed her $1,267 for…

Wokeism has taken over Disney, Marvel movies, with parents and some critics giving it two thumbs down

Wokeism is apparently the new superpower of Disney’s flagship Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has dominated the movie industry since 2008 when Robert Downey Jr. first…

As students return to school, some are facing COVID-19 vaccine mandates doctors say stunt learning and don’t substantially impact public health 

More COVID-19 mandates are in store for students in two major U.S. cities, and some doctors argue the costs outweigh the benefits.  Schools in New…

Food fight is over: Florida Christian school to get lunch money despite refusing to bend to views of sexuality in Biden’s Title IX regulations

A Christian elementary school in Florida will keep getting federal lunch money, even after its refusal to change its views on sexuality to reflect the…

Marxism for kindergarteners? California elementary school to pay $20,000 for 10-hour woke consultancy

Parents of children in one California elementary school don’t have to wonder what their school’s five-figure consultant “Woke Kindergarten” is all about.  But even the…

Christian school sues Biden administration for withholding lunches from low-income students over views on sexuality

A Christian elementary school has filed suit against the Biden administration for threatening to bar its low-income students from receiving school lunch help because of…

A California bill could take out-of-state children seeking sex-change from parents who oppose

A “gender-affirming health care” bill would make California a refuge for out-of-state minors seeking sex changes, even stripping custody of them from parents who oppose…

National poll: confidence in public schools is crumbling

A national poll shows that confidence in America’s public schools is near an all-time low across political affiliations.   In Gallup’s annual survey assessing public confidence…

Teachers’ union passes woke resolutions, re-elects leftist leaders at national convention

In the name of “reclaiming the future,” the nation’s second-largest teachers’ union passed several resolutions supporting woke policies and re-elected its leftist leaders at its…

Florida 6th-graders taught ‘people can have reproductive parts that don’t match who they are’

Sex education lessons at one Florida middle school called boys “people with a penis” and girls “people with a vulva,” while emphasizing progressive views of gender…

Senator wants to shut down 3,000 crisis pregnancy centers: ‘You should not be able to torture a pregnant person like that’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked the nation’s 3,000 crisis pregnancy centers Tuesday, demanding the government shut them down.  Reporters interviewed the Massachusetts Democrat about abortion and…

Critics blast Biden plan for 250,000 tutors to correct learning losses that he and supporters helped cause

President Biden has promised to fix learning losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, though critics argue his administration created the gap to begin with.  Pandemic learning losses prompted…

‘Public relations mirage’: Parents’ rights groups sue DOE over bias, alleged illegalities in Biden’s new parents council

Parent advocate groups have joined forces to sue the U.S. Department of Education, alleging its new parents council isn’t ideologically balanced.  The DOE announced in…

This week in Christian education: June 20-24

Franklin Christian Academy completes school expansion for Fall 2022 – Franklin Christian Academy in Franklin, Tennessee successfully completed a 33,000-square-foot 10-classroom addition. The school is…

After being demonized, parent advocates doubt the sincerity of the Biden administration’s effort to mend fences

Parent advocates are highly skeptical of the Biden administration’s sudden pivot to try to reconcile itself with concerned parents it once sought to investigate as domestic…

Leaked social media posts show how Chicago Teachers Union leaders smuggled woke ideology into school lessons

Social media posts by Chicago Teachers Union members and executives describe how they covertly insert far-left woke indoctrination into their lessons.   The alarming Facebook posts…

Over 12,000 grades changed from failing to passing in Baltimore high schools according to fraud investigation

A “culture of fear and a veil of secrecy” kept Baltimore school officials from “speaking freely about misconduct,” including how over 12,000 grades were changed…

Florida public school district recommends keeping students’ ‘gender identity’ from parents in LGBTQ support guide

A large public school district in Florida encourages staff to keep students’ “gender identity” and information about “transitioning” from parents in its official support guide.…

This week in Christian education: June 6-10 

Christian elementary teacher earns national recognition – Dr. Marti Ladner of Pass Christian Elementary was one of five math and science teachers in Mississippi recognized…

Youngkin: ‘We must change direction’ in light of K-12 education report revealing major decline

A new report reveals significant performance declines and achievement gaps in Virginia schools. “Today is a moment in time for all of us to recognize…

This week in Christian education: May 16-20

Christian school plans multi-million dollar expansion – Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Florida will break ground next week on a $14 million school expansion. A…

Head of teachers’ union that fought to keep schools closed is now worried about students’ mental health

A national teachers’ union president is now worried about students’ mental health – after she and her union sought to keep schools closed, harming students’…

Three middle school boys charged with sexual harassment for not using “preferred” gender pronouns of classmate

Three students at a Wisconsin middle school are being charged with sexual harassment for not using another student’s “preferred” gender pronouns. And the legal organization…

This week in Christian education: May 9-13

Loudoun County, Virginia Christian school unveils newly renovated building – Evergreen Christian School unveiled a newly acquired and renovated building for the upcoming school year.…

Virginia school board approves anti-CRT resolution, delays vote on sex ed proposal

A school board in Virginia approved a resolution banning Critical Race Theory but delayed a vote on a separate resolution addressing parental consent on sexual…

This week in Christian education: May 2-6

Valley Christian School students make care packages for troops – Service is a regular part of student life at Valley Christian School in Missoula, Montana.…

Florida mom sues school for hiding daughter’s decision to transition, says ‘this is happening all over the nation’

A Florida mother is suing a school for keeping information about her daughter’s gender transition secret. January Littlejohn, the mother as well as a mental…

Parents suing school after children were encouraged to explore their gender identity and keep it from their parents

Four Massachusetts parents claim middle school staff encouraged their children to make a gender transition and keep it from their parents. The suit against the…

This week in Christian education

Tri-Christian Academy soars to robotics national championship – This North Carolina Christian school placed first in its regional robotics competition. Now it’s off to face…

Kansas House fails to override Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes of bills for fairness in women’s sports and parents’ rights

The Kansas House failed Thursday to override the governor’s veto of a bill protecting women’s sports and another establishing a parents’ bill of rights. The…

Public school won’t back down: Biological males allowed in women’s restrooms

An Oklahoma public school will continue to allow students to use bathrooms according to their chosen gender identity despite backlash from parents and government officials.…

Religious schools will be denied voucher participation in Vermont bill if they act like religious schools

In spite of growing support for school choice among parents nationwide, the Vermont Senate passed a school voucher bill last month that would prohibit sending…

Florida judge rules against PA-system pregame prayer for Christian school, which plans to appeal

A Florida Christian school lost its long battle to pray over the PA system at football games when a judge ruled it would be improperly…

This week in Christian education: April 4-8

New Hampshire grant program fuels rapid growth for Laconia Christian Academy – Gov. Chris Sununu opened the door for parents to use state funds for…

Church’s proposal to open private school blocked & mocked by public school board committee due to religious beliefs

A Massachusetts public school district committee is poised to deny a church’s request to open a Christian school due in part to the group’s religious…

This week in Christian education

Northland Christian Schools played in baseball classic at Kauffman – The home of the Kansas City Royals was the location for a game between Northland…

Parents must “earn” the right to know their “kids’ identities” according to public school staff training

A Wisconsin school district offered a staff training session that included a slide saying, “Remember, parents are not entitled to know their kids’ identities. That…

This week in Christian education

Faith Assembly of God church announces new Christian school – Faith Assembly of God in Texarkana, Arkansas announced a new Christian school set to launch…

School board doesn’t want to hear parent read illicit passage from a book in its own school library

A concerned mother read the school board a sexually explicit excerpt from a book available in a Georgia school’s library, in order to object to…

Elementary students told to keep LGBTQIA+ discussions hidden from parents, contrary to law

A Texas school district is celebrating its own “Pride Week,” including small group activities that students – from pre-K through 5th grade – have been…

Support for school choice and parents’ involvement in education is high in latest poll

How do Americans feel about school choice? Strongly supportive, according to a new poll by the American Federation for Children and Invest in Education. According…

Oregon’s woke curriculum revisions include all students, even kindergarteners

Oregon has set new curriculum guidelines that include making kindergarteners understand their “identity” and focusing on other issues related to race, gender and religion. The…

Teachers union strike in Minneapolis enters second week as potential ‘make up days’ accumulate

Hundreds of Minneapolis teachers union members are on strike for a second week, demanding better wages, reduced class sizes and mental health support. And teachers…

High school student alleging harassment for his Christian faith sues school

A 14-year-old Florida boy and his parents are suing his public charter school for outrageous discriminatory acts against him, saying he was harassed by peers…

Fate of parents’ rights movement now tied to legislative bills nationwide

As teachers’ unions and much of the education establishment bitterly oppose curriculum transparency bills, many lawmakers are actually stepping up to promote parents’ rights. At…

After-school Satan club preys on Christian clubs for kids

Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline, Illinois recently added an after-school Satan Club to its roster of extracurricular activities, which has concerned and outraged parents…

Which states still require masking at school?

In light of mounting evidence that masks do far more harm than good for school-aged children, it is baffling that some states continue to maintain…

PA school board member attacks concerned parents as “offensive and vile”

A Pennsylvania school district board member, Richard Robinson, recently authored an op-ed calling concerned parents “offensive and vile.” According to critics, having heard concerned parents…

GOP senators solicit Biden admin inspectors general to answer for demonizing parents, claim parents deserve to know the truth

A recent letter drafted by GOP Senators asks Department of Education Inspector General Sandra Bruce and U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz…

Nearly 7 out of 10 parents now support school choice

National School Choice Week (NSCW) began yesterday, and recent survey findings released by the non-profit revealed that school choice is trending up among parents, with…

Christian school opens $13m innovation center in pursuit of excellence in education

Mt. Paran Christian School (MPCS) recently cut the ribbon on a $13 million project, a 23,000 sq. ft. building expansion in Kennesaw, Georgia, outside of…

Critics say national teachers union complaint letter to social media companies suggests coordinated effort to shut down parents

In October, National Education Association (NEA) wrote a letter to representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok demanding that they “regulate lies and fix your algorithms.”…

Chicago Public Schools continue flip-flop, resume in-person learning

Tensions remained high this week in Chicago as Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), which essentially forced the schools to close…

Christian preschool in California shut down for noncompliance, claims false allegations

Foothills Christian Church Preschool in El Cajon, near San Diego, is battling the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) over the California mask mandate. This…