Madison Hirneisen

Madison Hirneisen is a staff reporter covering California for The Center Square. Madison has experience covering both local and national news and is a graduate of Liberty University. She currently…

Public Education
Youngkin appoints new superintendent of public instruction

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons has been appointed to serve as Virginia’s new superintendent of public instruction, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. Coons, who… Read More

March 23, 2023
Public Education
Virginians to offer feedback on history standards

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Board of Education this week is beginning a series of public hearings on the most recent draft of the state’s history and social… Read More

March 14, 2023
Youngkin fields questions on CRT, history standards

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin outlined and defended his stance on a range of education topics, including Critical Race Theory and transgender students in sports, during… Read More

March 10, 2023
Virginia House committee defeats effort to enshrine abortion in Constitution

(The Center Square) – Efforts by Virginia Democrats to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to place reproductive health protections in the state constitution,… Read More

February 22, 2023
Virginia Senate panel defeats slew of education bills, including on parents’ rights

(The Center Square) – A panel of Virginia state Senate lawmakers defeated a torrent of Republican-backed education bills Thursday, including measures to require schools to maintain a catalog and… Read More

February 17, 2023