Merrilee Gasser

Merrilee Gasser is a contributor for The Center Square.

Sanders budget priorities include LEARNS Act, law enforcement

(The Center Square) โ€“ Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the 94th General Assembly Wednesday she will sign a budget that funds critical services, slows the growth of government, and fully… Read More

April 11, 2024
Arkansas expands eligibility for Education Freedom Accounts

(The Center Square) โ€“ More Arkansas students will be eligible for Education Freedom Accounts this upcoming school year, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday. The program will expand to children… Read More

April 2, 2024
Oklahoma committee advances bill addressing cell phone use in schools

(The Center Square) โ€“ A bill banning student cell phones in the classroom advanced out of the Appropriations and Budget Education Subcommittee on Monday. House Bill 3913 would create a… Read More

February 20, 2024
More work needed on school safety, Arkansas lawmakers told

(The Center Square) โ€“ Arkansas lawmakers passed some of the most comprehensive school safety legislation in the county, but more work is needed, a joint education committee heard Monday. Dr. Read More

November 8, 2023
Poll: Majority of Arkansans say they support ‘educational freedom’

(The Center Square) – The majority of Arkansas voters support school choice, including 43% of Democrats, according to a new poll released this week. The poll, conducted by advocacy and… Read More

November 3, 2023