Tom Gantert

Seattle Public Schools’ diversity employees are among highest paid in the district

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is focused on addressing the “legacies of racism in our education system” and has made its Diversity, Equity…

Iowa governor’s plan would let parents spend their taxpayer dollars for private schools

(The Center Square) – Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has introduced legislation that would eventually allow all parents in the state to use their taxpayer…

Pittsburgh schools’ overpayments to vendors skyrocket

(The Center Square) – Pittsburgh Public Schools overpaid its vendors by at least $500,000 in 2019 and 2021, a dramatic increase from other recent years.…

Philadelphia schools to review policy allowing students to pick team ‘of the gender of which they identify’

(The Center Square) – The School District of Philadelphia will review language it proposes to be formally included in its existing policy that allows students…

Planned Parenthood reports revenue, abortions, transgender treatments up, while adoption referrals down 50%

(The Center Square) – Planned Parenthood’s revenues increased 16% nationwide over the past four years as private contributions and government reimbursements and grants have risen.…

Schools spending federal relief money on employee bonuses

(The Center Square) – School districts across the country are spending federal COVID-19 relief money on bonuses to employees saying their employees earned it for…

Pittsburgh schools to partner with nonprofit with ties to Obamas on student-led voting initiative

(The Center Square) – Pittsburgh Public Schools is looking to partner with a nonprofit headed by high-level former Obama administration officials to implement a program…

Burgum calls for legislation to allow Pledge of Allegiance in all North Dakota schools

(The Center Square) – Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he wants legislation to allow the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in every…

More teachers, fewer students nationwide despite claims of teacher shortage

(The Center Square) – The number of teachers in the U.S. has increased from 2013 to 2020 while the number of students has decreased, according…

Union president claims Denver school funding not adequate, but data tells different story

(The Center Square) – Denver Public Schools (DPS) recently announced it was cutting 76 positions from its budget. The reductions triggered a response from Robert…

Baton Rouge, Louisiana charter schools managed by CMOs outperform other public schools

(The Center Square) – Baton Rouge students that were in charter schools run by charter management organizations outperformed students from traditional school districts within the…