Merrilee Gasser

Merrilee Gasser is a contributor for The Center Square.

Legislation, Public Education
Alaska’s traditional public schools down 2%, charters up nearly 8%

(The Center Square) – Alaska traditional public schools experienced a drop in enrollment during the pandemic while public charter school enrollment grew, a new report shows. In a trend… Read More

November 23, 2022
Public Education
Hawaii’s public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic

(The Center Square) – Public school enrollment in Hawaii decreased during the pandemic, and the students who left don’t seem to be coming back, according to a new report. The… Read More

November 21, 2022
Oklahoma’s school enrollment practices a hot topic in the governor’s race

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma has some of the best open enrollment practices nationwide, according to a report released Thursday. Reason Foundation, which conducts… Read More

November 4, 2022
Arkansas lawmakers haggle over teacher pay

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers on the Senate and House Education Committees agree Arkansas teachers should get a pay raise, but just how much remains up for discussion. The education committees… Read More

October 4, 2022
Public Education
Lawmaker sues Oklahoma over CARES Act education spending transparency

(The Center Square) – A lawmaker filed a lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma Tuesday, claiming mismanagement and lack of transparency over pandemic relief money meant for education. Read More

August 17, 2022