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Legislation
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
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Illinois law cuts funding for public libraries that remove controversial books

(The Center Square) – A law involving public libraries in Illinois that created political divides is set to go into effect in January.  The law will withhold state… Read More

December 19, 2023
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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
Legislation
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