Merrilee Gasser

Merrilee Gasser is a contributor for The Center Square.

Public Education
Oklahoma lawmaker says DEI is destroying higher education

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma’s universities spend millions on diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements, and one lawmaker said he wants to do something about it. Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, called… Read More

October 24, 2023
Public Education
Arkansas school board gives preliminary green light to school safety rules

(The Center Square) – New school safety rules created as part of the Arkansas LEARNS Act will soon be available for public comment, pending the governor’s approval. Lawmakers included school… Read More

August 11, 2023
Public Education
More students approved for Iowa education savings accounts

(The Center Square) – Over 18,000 students in Iowa have been approved for education savings accounts, up by over 1,000 since last month, according to the state Department of Education. Read More

August 9, 2023
Public Education
Sanders appoints LEARNS supporter to state education board

(The Center Square) – Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ first appointee to the Arkansas Board of Education is a former Republican lawmaker who helped get the LEARNS Act through, according to… Read More

July 14, 2023
Public Education
Ninety approved for South Dakota Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway

(The Center Square) – A pilot program designed to help address South Dakota’s teacher shortage launches with over 90 participants in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, Gov. Kristi Noem said… Read More

July 11, 2023