Legislation
Legislation
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis re-emphasizes his commitment to education choice

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave the keynote address Friday at the Florida Parent Educators Association’s annual convention. DeSantis, who on Thursday signed two bills that make it easier for… Read More

June 1, 2022
Legislation
Florida moves forward on charter school reform

(reimaginED) – Charter schools in Florida will have a smoother path following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing on Thursday of two bills related to charter school operation. House Bill 225 requires… Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana Senate Education Committee approves two education savings account bills

(The Center Square) – Two bills to create Education Savings Accounts students can use for educational expenses outside the public school system cleared the Louisiana Senate Education Committee this week. Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation
Denver charter schools continue to outperform peers in Colorado

(The Center Square) – Charter school students in Denver had stronger learning gains in math and reading than the state average in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. That’s according… Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation
The fight for school choice must continue

(reimaginED) – Perhaps more than any other year, 2022 began with education on everyone’s mind. January saw teacher’s union strikes at a time when students desperately needed schooling. March… Read More

May 30, 2022
Legislation
What’s next for Tennessee’s education savings account program?

(reimaginED) – A week after winning a key battle in a challenge to its 2019 education choice program, Tennessee officials remain unsure when the program will be able to get… Read More

May 27, 2022
Culture, Legislation
North Carolina Senate committee approves parental rights in education bill

(The Center Square) – A bill to codify parents’ rights in education and stipulate age appropriateness for curriculum on gender identity and sexual orientation cleared the North Carolina Senate Education… Read More

May 27, 2022
Legislation
Open Enrollment, other education reforms signed into law by Kansas governor

(The Sentinel) – Beginning in 2024, open enrollment will permit any Kansas student to transfer schools, based on the receiving school’s capacity, following Governor Laura Kelly’s signing into law a… Read More

May 27, 2022
Legislation
Rubio: Congress should pass Luke and Alex School Safety Act to improve school safety

(The Center Square) – In the wake of Tuesday’s shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead at a Texas elementary school, some members of Congress are urging action… Read More

May 26, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
New report on hybrid schools looks at what these effective, growing schools have in common

American parents have made it clear over the past two years: they want to be involved in their children’s education. But among those interested in an at-home option,… Read More

May 25, 2022
Legislation
Metro Nashville won’t allow charter middle schoolers to compete on MNPS sports teams

(The Center Square) – Charter school students in Nashville will no longer be able to participate in athletics at Metro Nashville Public Schools. The decision comes as Tennessee moves from… Read More

May 25, 2022
Legislation
Teacher shortage: Pennsylvania bill eases access for out-of-state teachers into classrooms

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage is spurring action in the General Assembly to pass reforms and simplify its certification process for educators. A proposed bill,… Read More

May 25, 2022
Legislation
Grassley: Iowa governor’s private school scholarships bill will not pass this session

(The Center Square) – Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, told reporters Monday that Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal for Iowa taxpayers to use $55 million to fund 10,000 scholarships… Read More

May 25, 2022
Legislation
Kentucky celebrates high school grads moving to jobs, trades

(The Center Square) – Over the weekend, Louisville area high school students took part in a ceremony where they committed to working at area companies after graduation. The “signing day” event… Read More

May 24, 2022
Legislation
Sununu vetoes GOP-backed masking restrictions

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a proposal that would have banned state and local mask mandates in schools during public health emergencies. The Republican-backed… Read More

May 24, 2022
Legislation
Arizona spends $6.2 million in ARPA funds for career readiness, ‘democracy enrichment’

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education is funding a pair of programs to help students gain work and college experience and gain a better understanding of democracy. Read More

May 24, 2022
Legislation
Sununu pledges to veto New Hampshire ‘parental bill of rights’ legislation

(The Center Square) – Gov. Chris Sununu is pledging to veto a controversial proposal to create a “parental rights” law requiring schools to notify parents if their child questions their gender… Read More

May 23, 2022
Legislation
Former public school teacher offers advice for starting a microschool

(reimaginED) – Amy Marotz’s decision to start a microschool began the way such decisions have begun for others: She became a parent. The former educator, who taught English at a… Read More

May 19, 2022
Legislation
Policy group wants Ohio to use ARPA money to fund students first

(The Center Square) – An Ohio policy group believes the state should use federal funds to expand private school options for students and parents and increase money used for after-school programs… Read More

May 19, 2022
Legislation
Virginia lab school bill still being debated, for-profit provision among disagreements

(The Center Square) – Virginia legislation to create K-12 laboratory schools is still being debated by House and Senate lawmakers with one of the primary disputes being whether the state… Read More

May 19, 2022