Lion Staff Report

Our reportingĀ covers a wide range of issues facing American families and culture, especially related to the education of children and youth.

Public Education
Grade inflation reaches Ivy League as Harvard reports scores are up 20 percentage points in just 10 years

Grade inflation is bolstering the GPAs of Harvard students despite no corresponding uptick in their performances, says a Harvard dean. Nearly 80% of grades given in the 2020-21 academic year… Read More

October 13, 2023
Public Education
Kansas City Public Schools sets lowest grading level at 40%, no longer allowing ā€˜zeroesā€™ ā€“ even when no work is turned in

Zeroes are no longer allowed to be given to students in Kansas City Public Schools. The lowest score possible now is 40%, even if the student never completes or turns… Read More

August 18, 2023
Public Education
Books under review ignite debate in Leeā€™s Summit, Missouri

A flurry of book complaints filed by community members in January have reached the Leeā€™s Summit Board of Education for review, igniting fiery debates at recent board meetings.  The complaints… Read More

July 3, 2023
New Hampshire expands school choice program by loosening eligibility requirements

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Tuesday to expand the stateā€™s school choice program. Education Freedom Accounts were first passed by the New Hampshire Legislature in June 2021. Read More

June 27, 2023
North Dakota governor signs bathroom law designating public facilities as male or female

Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill restricting the use of certain public bathrooms, locker rooms, and related facilities to male or female. According to the billā€™s official summary,… Read More

April 27, 2023