Merrilee Gasser

Merrilee Gasser is a contributor for The Center Square.

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
Public Education
Oklahoma lawmaker wants pandemic relief money allocated to teacher bonuses

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma still has more than a billion dollars of pandemic relief money meant for education unallocated. One lawmaker said he’d like to see some of it… Read More

August 12, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas school safety panel revisits hardening campuses

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas School Safety Commission reconvened Tuesday to evaluate progress on its recommendations first made in 2018. It’s the second meeting the commission had held this… Read More

June 23, 2022
Dunleavy, lawmakers tout education bills in Alaska

(The Center Square) – Universal preschool is one of four new programs an education bill passed by Alaska lawmakers. Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he plans to sign … Read More

June 9, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Parents question continued masking in Hawaii schools

(The Center Square) – A decision by the interim superintendent for the Hawaii State Department of Education to continue masking in Hawaii schools until the end of the year… Read More

April 21, 2022