Legislation
Legislation
School choice supporters encouraged by latest Marquette Poll on vouchers

(The Center Square) – More parents in Wisconsin are getting behind the idea of school choice. The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows 58% of voters in the state support… Read More

May 5, 2022
Legislation
Liberal lawmakers in 19 states are pushing for pro-transgender youth legislation

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have pledged to push for legislative protection and refuge bills for transgender youth and their families, drafting template… Read More

May 5, 2022
Legislation
Michigan schools get $10 million in safety grants

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that 150 awards were given to 57 local school districts, 14 intermediate school districts, 40 nonpublic schools, and 39 public school academies… Read More

May 4, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
A ‘Once in 100-Years Moment’: Christian Schools Flooded with Applications as Controversies Plague Public Education

(CBN News) – Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Virginia sits a sprawling tree-lined campus. Classrooms inside this shuttered private school sit empty. Once-busy halls are eerily silent. Each… Read More

May 4, 2022
Culture, Legislation
Should teachers treat your children as they would their own? Maybe not, but they will

Pres. Biden addresses Teachers of the Year winners last week. President Biden recently said something both true and disturbing. He told… Read More

May 3, 2022
Legislation
Micro-school pioneer: If I can do it, so can you

(reimaginED) – Before all the buzz about learning pods and micro-schools, some folks were already creating learning pods and micro-schools. Jaime Manfra went down this path 10 years ago. Her… Read More

May 3, 2022
Legislation
Experts say that Georgia lawmakers missed opportunities for education reform this session

(The Center Square) – Georgia lawmakers missed an opportunity to pass education reform, including expanding access to education for students statewide, experts told The Center Square. “The biggest miss this… Read More

May 3, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana House committee approves school finance transparency bill

(The Center Square) — The Louisiana House Education Committee approved legislation this week to increase transparency of school finances by requiring school districts to post important documents online for public… Read More

May 2, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
Wyoming nonprofit works to provide parents educational choices and strengthen private schools

Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wilson, appearing in an interview on PBS. The state of Wyoming ranks last in the U.S. for school choice, with 95% of… Read More

April 29, 2022
Culture, Legislation
Kansas House fails to override Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes of bills for fairness in women’s sports and parents’ rights

The Kansas House failed Thursday to override the governor’s veto of a bill protecting women’s sports and another establishing a parents’ bill of rights. The state… Read More

April 28, 2022
Legislation
Tennessee Legislature votes to expand education choice to students with dyslexia

(reimaginED) – About 36,000 more students in the Volunteer State could soon get access to education choice scholarships that will allow parents to customize their learning. The Tennessee General Assembly… Read More

April 28, 2022
Legislation
Colorado’s universal preschool program fails to address potential pitfalls

Based on recent studies that suggest pre-K programs can cause long-term harm, the jubilation over Colorado’s new universal preschool law may be premature. The state’s governor,… Read More

April 28, 2022
Legislation
West Virginia legislature approves Justice’s bill amendments, including on education

(The Center Square) – The West Virginia House and Senate approved Gov. Jim Justice’s amendments on bills that addressed economic development, expanding education options, combating unemployment insurance fraud and other… Read More

April 28, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana House committee approves two school choice-related bills

(The Center Square) — Bills to give parents of certain students more educational options gained approval from the House Committee on Appropriations, while another broader proposal was shelved by the… Read More

April 28, 2022
Legislation
Whitmer gives $1M to create 1,960 children’s savings accounts

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer awarded $1 million to two Children’s Savings Account (CSA) pilot programs, which will provide education money for 1,960 Michigan kids. Battle Creek Community… Read More

April 27, 2022
Legislation
Hope Scholarship has West Virginians imagining a brighter future

(reimaginED) – Imagination is a curious thing, something inborn, but sadly, for most adults, it fades over time. The ability for one to conceive of a different, better world becomes… Read More

April 27, 2022
Legislation
Reeves signs bill outlawing Mississippi COVID-19 vaccine mandates, passports

(The Center Square) – Mississippi residents who are not vaccinated will not be discriminated against under a new law, Gov. Tate Reeves said. The governor announced he… Read More

April 26, 2022
Legislation
Louisiana Senate committee clears bill that could end income reporting for merit-based scholarship

(The Center Square) — A bill to eliminate reporting of family income for Louisiana’s merit-based scholarship program has cleared the Senate Committee on Education. Committee members voted unanimously to approve… Read More

April 26, 2022
Culture, Legislation, Public Education
Parents, local education officials push back against Illinois’ public school policies

Shannon Adcock, Awake IL President, at the State Board of Education meeting on April 20 (via twitter). (The Center Square) – In what could be a top… Read More

April 25, 2022
Legislation
DeSantis signs four bills, prompting lawsuits against two of them

(The Center Square) – At the close of a controversial, three-day special legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed four bills into law. Two lawsuits were filed on Friday… Read More

April 25, 2022