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Legislation
‘Back to the pony express’: California superintendents criticize expensive electric school bus mandate

Some California public schools are pushing back against a new law mandating all school buses be electric by 2035. In October, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill… Read More

January 16, 2024
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Illinois mandates mental health screenings of students starting this fall

(The Center Square) – Starting in the fall of 2024, a new state law, the Wellness Checks in Schools Program Act, will require yearly mental health screenings for Illinois’ 2… Read More

January 16, 2024
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Charter school supporters again asking Washington lawmakers for equal funding

(The Center Square) – Washington’s 18 public charter schools say they’re getting a raw deal when it comes to education funding. That’s the argument behind legislation to allow charter schools… Read More

January 16, 2024
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Idaho Republicans propose parental school choice tax credit

Two state lawmakers proposed an education tax credit bill that would bring school choice to Idaho families. State Sen. Lori Den Hartog, R-Meridian, and Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, proposed… Read More

January 15, 2024
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Kansas Special Education Task Force recommends more funding without required study

(The Sentinel) – Kansas legislation that created the Special Education Task Force directs it to “study and make recommendations for changes in the existing formula for funding of… Read More

January 15, 2024
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Ohio House votes to override DeWine’s veto on restricting trans treatments for minors

(The Center Square) – The Ohio House, dominated by Republicans, easily voted Wednesday afternoon to override Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that bans transgender medical care on… Read More

January 11, 2024
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Why did Mike DeWine rush to ban transgender surgeries for minors 1 week after vetoing similar bill? This doctor thinks he knows

(The Daily Signal) – On Friday, Ohio’s Republican governor, Mike DeWine, issued an “emergency” executive order to ban sex-reassignment surgeries for minors just one week after he… Read More

January 10, 2024
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House, Senate leaders look ahead to 2024 Kansas legislative session

(The Sentinel) – Will Kansans see a flat tax, property tax reform, and school choice in 2024? How about Medicaid expansion? What to do with a projected $4.5 billion budget… Read More

January 9, 2024
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Statewide ESAs, budget priorities in Tennessee legislative session

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s 2024 legislative session will begin Tuesday with the Republican party looking to pass a budget, statewide K-12 education savings accounts, business tax cuts, enhanced school… Read More

January 9, 2024
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Certificate of need, school choice among the issues considered by Georgia lawmakers

(The Center Square) – School choice, a possible Medicaid expansion, certificate of need repeal and tort reform will be among the issues Georgia lawmakers are likely to debate when the… Read More

January 8, 2024
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Maryland implements Medicaid expansions for gender-affirming care

(The Center Square) – Effective Jan. 1, through its Trans Health Equity Act, Maryland Medicaid coverage has expanded gender-affirming services and procedures. It has expanded from mental health services, hormone replacement therapy… Read More

January 5, 2024
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Ohio lawmaker expects override of Gov. DeWine’s veto of bill protecting children from experimental transgender drugs and surgeries

Ohio State lawmakers expect to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill seeking to protect children from an activist-led transgender medical industry, even as the governor signed an executive… Read More

January 5, 2024
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Gov. Mike DeWine vetoes bill protecting kids from ‘gender-affirming care’

(The Daily Signal) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill to protect minors from experimental transgender medical interventions that are euphemistically referred to as “gender-affirming care.” DeWine, a Republican,… Read More

January 2, 2024
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Age verification for porn among new laws in effect in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – Separate pornography and election laws in North Carolina took effect at midnight on Monday. In all, 16 new laws went onto the books from the most… Read More

January 2, 2024
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New year, new laws related to education in New York

(The Center Square) – A new year signals new laws in New York, with the implementation of changes related to education. To improve public safety for college students, a Senate… Read More

December 29, 2023
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School choice, border security among 13 propositions on Texas GOP primary ballot

(The Center Square) – Thirteen propositions will be on the 2024 GOP primary ballot in March, the Republican Party of Texas announced Thursday. The propositions address a range of issues,… Read More

December 29, 2023
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Illinois’ scholarship tax credit program ends after Dem-controlled Legislature failed to act

(The Center Square) – As states continue to expand educational opportunities around the country, Illinois’ only school choice program is coming to an end.  On Dec. 31, the Invest in Kids scholarship… Read More

December 29, 2023
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California law requiring gender-neutral toy aisles goes into effect Jan. 1

(The Center Square) – California’s law requiring stores to include gender-neutral toy aisles goes into effect Jan. 1, with noncompliant stores to be fined $250 for their first violation and… Read More

December 28, 2023
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Texas universities rebrand ‘diversity’ programs as statewide ban goes into effect

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Texas’ public universities are scrambling to rebrand their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts after Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law prohibiting DEI offices. Read More

December 27, 2023
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After 3-year social media hiatus, outgoing Missouri state senator posts opposition to school choice

As support for educational freedom and parents’ rights has grown in Missouri’s Republican party, one senator bucked the trend by firing off a rare social media reply. “This is Senator Elaine… Read More

December 19, 2023