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Current Events, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

LGBTQ+ activist claims Vermont police chief makes community unsafe by supporting traditional values

An LGBTQ+ activist in Vermont claims a police chief’s belief in traditional values makes him unfit to serve the public interest, according to a report by VTDigger.  Northfield Police Chief John Helfant’s actions “cultivate a community culture of hate against trans youth and people,” argues Dana Kaplan, executive director of Outright Vermont, an LGBTQ+ activist group.…
Current Events, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

Virginia school district now must tell parents when sexually explicit content is in school curriculum

(Daily Caller) – Loudoun County School Board passed a policy on Tuesday that requires schools to tell parents when sexually explicit content is in classroom curriculum. The policy, passed 7-2, requires the school to give parents a 30 day written notice before “sexually explicit” instructional materials are taught in the classroom. The Loudoun County School District came…
Culture, Current Events December 2nd, 2022

Virginia lawmaker files bill to ban transgender procedures for minors

(The Center Square) – A Republican Virginia lawmaker introduced legislation for the 2023 legislative session that would ban any type of transgender procedures or drugs for minors in the commonwealth. Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Colonial Heights, introduced the legislation this week, which will not be considered until the General Assembly meets in January. The bill has been…
Current Events, Public Education December 1st, 2022

High School Student Violently Attacks English Teacher Reportedly After Poor Classroom Evaluation

(Daily Caller) – A Gwinnett County School District English teacher suffered a violent attack from one of his students, according to reports and video footage. A student at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was recorded hitting his teacher multiple times on school property Tuesday, according to cellphone video footage shared with WSB-TV2. The video depicts what seems to be…
Current Events, Public Education December 1st, 2022

Students must use bathrooms of their biological sex, Florida school district decides in turnabout

A Florida school district is reversing its policy allowing students to choose bathrooms based on “gender identity” rather than their biological sex.  The Nov. 22 decision by the Brevard County School Board reversed a policy made explicit in an internal memo to staff in March 2021.   In the memo, the district had provided guidance on eight…
Current Events, Public Education December 1st, 2022

Post-pandemic testing shows Colorado’s charter schools outperformed district schools

(The Center Square) – Post-pandemic test scores of Colorado’s charter schools appear to show creativity and adaptability contributed to outperforming district-managed schools, according to a report from the Keystone Policy Center. “Charter schools tended to earn higher ratings on the state accountability system in 2022, they saw larger proportions of students meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations…
Current Events, Public Education November 30th, 2022

Ohio giving another $50 million for school safety

(The Center Square) – Ohio will add another $50 million to a growing total of state money for security upgrades at more than 700 schools across the state. The $57.8 million rounds out a $100 million increase Gov. Mike DeWine and the General Assembly agreed upon for school safety projects. The final round of funding is…

Michigan’s underperforming public schools require state-mandated ‘comprehensive support’

(The Center Square) – Fifty-four Michigan school districts and 112 schools will receive required state partnership intervention, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Education. The department partners with districts with schools scoring in the bottom 5% on the state’s index accountability system, or that possess a four-year graduation rate below 67%, or that meet…
Current Events, Public Education November 30th, 2022

Pennsylvania education assessment scores regress in COVID-19 pandemic era

(The Center Square) – Evidence of learning setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic era for Pennsylvania students is reflected in Monday’s release of the state assessment scores. In both reading and math, respective students in grades 3-8 had fewer proficient and above scores, were marginal in relation to mastering the basics, and had increases – some significantly…
Culture, Current Events November 29th, 2022

‘Woke’ agenda leads to 400% rise in child mastectomies, doubling of children identifying as transgender. Here’s why, according to some

Childhood mastectomies are up nearly 400% and the number of transgender children has doubled – shocking statistics former politician Tulsi Gabbard and others blame on the radical “woke” agenda pushed by healthcare professionals, educators and even the president.  A recently published research paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Pediatrics shows a 389%…