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Legislation
Florida Senate committee advances deregulation bills for school districts

(The Center Square) — Florida lawmakers advanced three new pieces of legislation this week designed to lessen regulatory burdens for school districts. Senate Bill 7000, which… Read More

December 15, 2023
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Pennsylvania approves its ‘biggest-ever’ expansion of school choice tax credits

Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Josh Shapiro signed an expansion of the school scholarship tax credit program in the state, which one conservative group headlined as “historic.” The… Read More

December 14, 2023
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Plan to research smartphones in the classroom clears Senate education committee

(The Center Square) – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, offered two amendments to help better understand the impact smartphones have in the classroom to the Advancing Research in Education Act… Read More

December 14, 2023
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DeWine to decide single-sex athletic teams, gender care

(The Center Square) – The decision to create single-sex athletic teams and ban gender-affirming care for minors in Ohio sits in the hands of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. DeWine has… Read More

December 14, 2023
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Org turns over 420K signatures for parents’ bill of rights initiative

(The Center Square) – Voter advocacy group Let’s Go Washington dropped off more than 420,000 signatures at the Secretary of State’s office in Tumwater on Tuesday afternoon to qualify … Read More

December 13, 2023
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Pentagon bill now includes taxpayer funding for abortion, sex changes

(The Daily Signal) – The Heritage Foundation’s grassroots advocacy arm called Thursday for congressional lawmakers to reject the proposed National Defense Authorization Act, which includes funding for abortion and sex changes as… Read More

December 8, 2023
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California will soon fine stores that don’t have a ‘gender neutral’ kids toy section

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A new California law slated to go into effect on January 1, 2024, will mandate stores that sell children’s items to have a gender neutral… Read More

December 5, 2023
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‘Political agenda.’ Kansas group of superintendents criticized for lobbying legislators independent of their boards

(The Sentinel) – A decision to leave local school board members off an invitation list for Leavenworth County superintendents to lobby state legislators was denounced by a pair not invited… Read More

December 5, 2023
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Ending Act 10 would give Wisconsin schools back to union bosses, says former Gov. Scott Walker

(The Center Square) – The man who signed Act 10 into law is predicting an expensive turnaround if the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns it. Former Gov. Scott Walker was a guest… Read More

December 4, 2023
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Report: Florida is nationwide model for educational freedom and choice

(The Center Square) – The Florida legislature was among several nationwide this year that expanded its school choice programs. One of its scholarship programs is the first of its kind… Read More

December 4, 2023
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New ESA effort in Wyoming Legislature gets support of House speaker

The Wyoming Legislature is considering a new school choice bill, winning the support the House speaker who shelved a previous version of the bill. The new… Read More

December 4, 2023
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Texas Senate passes school safety expansion

(The Center Square) – Ahead of the fourth special legislative session ending Dec. 7, the Texas Senate unanimously passed a school safety bill on Friday as conflict between the heads… Read More

December 4, 2023
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Florida bill would ban high school athletes convicted of felonies

(The Center Square) – Florida lawmakers have filed a new bill that could ban high school athletes who are convicted as adults of several felonies.  Senate… Read More

November 30, 2023
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Abortion, elections, education laws take effect Friday in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – Twenty-six new North Carolina laws are scheduled to take effect Friday when the calendar turns to December. They include the emotionally fraught battles for laws on… Read More

November 30, 2023
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Gov. Lee launches plan for 20K K-12 ESAs across Tennessee

(The Center Square) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee began his push for a statewide educational savings account plan that will include 20,000 ESAs in the first year and an unlimited… Read More

November 29, 2023
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Arizona GOP lawmakers hint at university budget cuts over free speech concerns

(The Center Square) – Arizona Republican lawmakers are reconsidering appropriations toward public universities in the state, specifically citing free speech concerns at Arizona State University. The Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Committee… Read More

November 29, 2023
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New California law requiring ‘media literacy’ in most subjects may sneak woke ideology in K-12 classrooms, critics say

(The Center Square) – A new California law mandates that K-12 students learn “media literacy” in math, science, history and social science curriculums, leading some experts to warn of possible… Read More

November 28, 2023
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These states are gearing up for school choice in 2024

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – School choice is going to be a hot-button issue next year as several states are set to propose legislation expanding education options, while others are… Read More

November 27, 2023
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Exclusive: GOP legislation challenges Biden admin push to use federal funds for abortion

(The Daily Signal) – Rep. Josh Brecheen, R-Okla., is leading Republican lawmakers in introducing two pieces of pro-life legislation challenging President Joe Biden’s efforts to increase the number of abortions. Read More

November 22, 2023
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Florida’s DeSantis signs special session bills, including school choice expansion

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed all of the bills passed this week during the Florida Legislature’s special session. The special session was called in response to several… Read More

November 17, 2023