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Parents, Public Education September 27th, 2022

In settlement, siblings allowed to return to Florida school after it forced them to transfer ‘to spite the mother’

A Florida school district will amend its student reassignment policy to include an appeal procedure as part of the negotiated settlement from a lawsuit brought by the parents of two students, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  The Pasco County school district’s current policy allows the district to “reassign” students to other schools with no opportunity…
General Education, Parents September 27th, 2022

5 Ways to educate your kids, even if you don’t homeschool

From co-curriculars such as clubs and athletics to conflicting schedules and the work we all take home, finding time to engage well with our children during the school year can be difficult.  Here is a list of just five opportunities to weave education into parenting, even in the tight squeeze between bus and bedtime.  1. Play …
General Education, Parents September 19th, 2022

7 ways to teach your children financial skills amid inflation 

As inflation continues to impact American families, many are trying to find creative ways to stretch their spending power. Why not include children in that discussion and help them develop long-term financial skills as well?  Consider exploring these opportunities to teach fiscal responsibility in everyday “lessons” that may not come in textbooks but could end up…
General Education, Parents September 19th, 2022

Virginia DOE shifts control of transgender issues back to parents

(The Center Square) – Virginia public schools will no longer be allowed to provide gender affirming counseling services to students without first consulting with their parents, per new guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education. In a shift away from the previous administration, the new guidelines state parents must be informed and given the opportunity to…
General Education, Parents September 15th, 2022

Museum of Science and History to host ‘family friendly’ drag show for ‘all ages’ in Memphis

An upcoming event at a Memphis museum makes “Night at the Museum” seem tame despite its “family friendly” label.  On Sept. 23, Tennessee’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a “Memphis Proud Drag Show & Dance Party,” designated as “family friendly” with “all ages welcomed,” according to its website.  The event will feature a “diverse cast…
Parents, School Choice September 14th, 2022

Education bill would provide scholarships to improve child learning

(The Center Square) – A bill that would empower parents to help their children recover learning losses has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-MS, has co-sponsored the RECOVER Act, known as Senate Bill 4753, which is designed to redirect unspent American Rescue Plan Act funding into a program that would help children regain learning…
Parents, Public Education September 13th, 2022

Furor over English worksheet in Connecticut public school; ‘This is Critical Race Theory’

Frustrations over a racially-charged worksheet advocating woke concepts such as anti-racism and “white privilege” spilled into a Connecticut school board meeting on Thursday night.  The three-page worksheet was given to students in a High School English class on the first day at Southington High School in Southington, Connecticut.  The handout begins with a vocabulary section offering definitions for concepts…
Parents, Public Education September 13th, 2022

Mother: CRT is in my daughters’ Washington school where ‘divisive ideology has taken root’

A Washington state mother says Critical Race Theory and similar woke topics have replaced traditional curricula in her daughters’ middle and high school classes while educators deny it or dismiss parental concerns.  In a letter to the Wall Street Journal published Monday, Bellevue parent Laura Peterson described the ways “divisive ideology” has infiltrated her children’s classes. …
Parents, Public Education September 12th, 2022

Missouri’s Park Hill School District refuses to answer questions about teacher who was investigated for solicitation and may have quietly resigned

A large Missouri public school district refuses to answer questions about its investigation of a teacher accused of soliciting a minor, and a quiet resignation may put other kids at risk.  Further, since the Park Hill School District near Kansas City will not confirm the identity of the teacher or whether the investigation was even completed,…
Parents, Public Education September 9th, 2022

Virginia rally against “racist and divisive ideologies” to include prominent speakers and local stakeholders

Three Loudon County, Virginia parent advocacy groups will host a rally on Tuesday to demand “an end to the racist and divisive ideologies” in public education.   The “eRACEd Rally Against CRT For All” will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 13 at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building in Ashburn, Virginia.   The…