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Legislation
Opponents call measure ‘union propaganda’ that could be taught in Illinois schools

(The Center Square) – A measure seeking to allow high schools around Illinois to observe an annual “Workplace Readiness Week” is ready to be sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. … Read More

May 20, 2024
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Iowa governor announces $7M charter school grant program

(The Center Square) – New charter schools could receive up to $500,000 in funding through a grant program announced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday. The $7 million program… Read More

May 20, 2024
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Illinois bill would criminalize sexual relationships between teachers and their 18-year-old students

(The Center Square) – In Illinois, it is not illegal for an educator or staff member to have a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student, but some Republican lawmakers want to… Read More

May 20, 2024
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‘Money should follow the child’: Gov. Landry pushes universal school choice through Louisiana Senate

The Louisiana Senate has passed a universal school choice bill, thanks in part to the support of Gov. Jeff Landry. SB 313, sponsored by Sen. Rick… Read More

May 20, 2024
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Nebraska removes anti-school choice measure from ballot in ongoing battle

In a victory for education freedom, an anti-school choice measure is being removed from the November ballot in Nebraska. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced… Read More

May 17, 2024
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Bipartisan push to balance religion, free speech on Ohio campuses

(The Center Square) – A group of bipartisan lawmakers wants to balance religious freedom and free speech on college campuses throughout Ohio with a new law. The proposed plan, developed with… Read More

May 17, 2024
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Abbott pushes back on claim that public schools aren’t fully funded

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back against a narrative being propagated by the state’s largest teacher’s union and Texas Democrats that public schools are not fully funded. Read More

May 15, 2024
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Teacher stipend bill with possible $68 million taxpayer cost advances

(The Center Square) – As Illinois grapples with a possible $800 million budget deficit, a measure that could have a taxpayer price tag of an additional $68 million for student… Read More

May 15, 2024
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‘Win for girls and women’: Governor signs Mississippi’s SAFER Act protecting females

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill to protect biological females in bathrooms, locker rooms and dormitories in public education buildings. “The far-left radicals aren’t going to like it… Read More

May 14, 2024
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Cellphone policy requirement likely for Ohio schools

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will have to settle for school districts establishing respective cellphone policies rather than the state limiting use for students during the school day. Read More

May 10, 2024
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US House passes bill to restore citizenship question to census

(The Daily Signal) – Legislation adopted Wednesday by the House of Representatives would restore a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2030 census, potentially reshaping congressional representation and the Electoral College. Lawmakers… Read More

May 9, 2024
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Abbott instructs Texas colleges, universities not to comply with Biden Title IX rule

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday directed the Texas public university systems and community colleges to not comply with a new rule change implemented by the Biden… Read More

May 9, 2024
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Philadelphia Democratic senator crosses aisle for school choice measure

(The Center Square) – A plan for school vouchers in Pennsylvania emerged from hibernation on Tuesday. The legislation remains a top priority among Republican leaders in the Senate and a… Read More

May 8, 2024
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs education bills that include school choice expansion

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The governor of Missouri signed two education bills Tuesday that included measures to expand school choice in the state. Republican Gov. Mike… Read More

May 8, 2024
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Texas AG warns city of Austin not to defy law protecting minors from trans medical abuses

The Republican attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, warned the city of Austin not to defy a Texas law that bans gender-altering medical treatment. The Austin City Council… Read More

May 6, 2024
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Louisiana rejects bill to end state approval of homeschooling programs

The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected legislation to end government approval of homeschool programs, which advocates say would have made homeschooling easier for families in the Bayou State.  Rep. Beryl… Read More

May 6, 2024
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Kansas House fails to override veto of youth ‘gender-affirming care’

(The Sentinel) – A bill that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors in the state is dead, at least for this session, after two Kansas House Republicans switched… Read More

May 3, 2024
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Arizona Senate passes abortion ban repeal, heads to Hobbs’ desk

(The Center Square) – The Arizona State Senate voted to repeal the abortion law that would ban almost all abortions unless a mother’s life is at risk in a narrow… Read More

May 2, 2024
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Proposal advances to fund 55,000 on Opportunity Scholarship waiting list

(The Center Square) – Appropriation of enough money to erase a waiting list of about 55,000 for school choice is expected to be voted on soon by the full North… Read More

May 2, 2024
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Tennessee bill to block transporting minor for abortion headed to governor’s desk

(The Center Square) – A Tennessee bill making it a misdemeanor punishable by just less than a year of imprisonment for assisting in bringing a minor across state lines for… Read More

April 30, 2024