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Some Oklahoma schools defy state directive, refuse to treat Bible as historical text

Several Oklahoma public school districts claim they will defy a recent directive from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters to incorporate the Bible as a historical text in the… Read More

July 24, 2024
Public Education
Student test scores still falling despite hundreds of billions in pandemic aid

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Student test scores are continuing to fall four years after schools moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study released Tuesday by… Read More

July 24, 2024
Public Education
Maryland literacy policy in the works

(The Center Square) – Maryland’s venture to create and implement a statewide comprehensive literacy policy is underway, but State Board of Education President Joshua Michael says the board won’t consider… Read More

July 24, 2024
Public Education
St. Louis joins other cities in raising school taxes while student achievement falls

Should public schools raise taxes to cover payroll, even amid failing test scores? That’s apparently what the St. Louis Public Schools district is considering: raising property taxes $6 million annually… Read More

July 24, 2024
Public Education
Poll: Voters, parents opposed to AI in schools over cheating concerns

(The Center Square) – The majority of likely voters say artificial intelligence shouldn’t be in schools because it makes it too easy to cheat, new poll results show. … Read More

July 24, 2024
Public Education
Chinese kindergarteners see frontline troop training under new effort to militarize kids

The Chinese government is reportedly requiring military education of children as young as primary school, claiming it’s to counter encirclement of the communist nation by the U.S. Official Chinese military… Read More

July 24, 2024
Public Education
Wisconsin per-pupil spending up over past decade

(The Center Square) – Public schools in Wisconsin are spending nearly $1,000 more per-student than a decade ago, despite falling enrollment and flat test scores. The latest spending information from the… Read More

July 23, 2024
Public Education
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis endorses 23 school board candidates for August primary

A focus on Academics, parents’ rights and instructional accountability is what Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his list of 23 school board candidates in the Aug. 20 primary bring to… Read More

July 23, 2024
Public Education
Minnesota school district postpones financial audit, raising funding and transparency concerns

Parents and other taxpayers are questioning why an independent audit of a Minnesota school district’s 2023 finances was delayed from July 16 to September. “The public has no way of… Read More

July 23, 2024
Public Education
State officials predict Florida K-12 enrollment will continue to grow

(The Center Square) – Florida economists have suggested that full-time enrollment in Florida’s schools has increased over recent years but still remains below pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. The Florida Office of… Read More

July 23, 2024
Public Education
Hundreds of educators stand up to teachers’ unions at Teacher Freedom Summit

Nearly 300 teachers attended this year’s Teacher Freedom Summit to learn how to counter “tactics used by the [National Education Association] and [American Federation of Teachers],” the two largest teachers’… Read More

July 22, 2024
Public Education
Chatbot tracking California students fails as questions mount about kids’ privacy

Weeks before the collapse of an artificial intelligence tool tracking California students academically, a whistleblower was raising privacy and other concerns, according to multiple media reports. The AI chatbot was… Read More

July 19, 2024
Public Education
‘Unchecked illegal immigration’: Massachusetts parents brace for stream of immigrant children in classrooms

Amid a nationwide influx of illegal immigrants, public schools such as Norfolk School District in Massachusetts are trying to soothe parents’ concerns about the impact on… Read More

July 19, 2024
Public Education
New AI guidance for developers in educational technology released by Department of Ed

The Department of Education’s (DOE) Office of Educational Technology has released new guidance for tech-developers integrating artificial intelligence into their educational products. The agency cites a… Read More

July 18, 2024
Public Education
‘Usurpation of parental rights’: District’s ‘gender inclusion’ training costs taxpayers $1.5K

(The Daily Signal) – The South Pasadena Unified School District in California paid an organization that wants a “more inclusive world for gender-diverse children and teens” $1,500 for a three-hour… Read More

July 18, 2024
Public Education
Kansas State Board of Education to ‘take a serious look’ at cellphone ban

Restricting cellphone use in Kansas public schools is on the table now that the state board of education is forming a “blue-ribbon task force” to examine the issue. The Kansas State… Read More

July 18, 2024
Public Education
Oklahoma’s Ryan Walters revokes license for teacher who wished Trump shooter ‘had better scope’

(Daily Caller news Foundation) – Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters stated on Tuesday that he plans to revoke an Ardmore City School instructor’s teaching certificate over her comments praising the… Read More

July 18, 2024
Public Education
Nonprofit to hand out DC taxpayer cash to families in fight to stop kids ditching school

(Daily Callers News Foundation) – A Washington, D.C., nonprofit is launching a program to shell out thousands of dollars of taxpayer money in part so parents will send their kids… Read More

July 17, 2024
Public Education
DEI stands for ‘division, exclusion, and indoctrination,’ DeSantis tells RNC

(The Daily Signal) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted Democrats on Tuesday night for their support of leftist “diversity, equity, and inclusion” policies in schools, the military, and other institutions. … Read More

July 17, 2024
Public Education
Spending up, test scores down as Chicago mayor rejects staffing cuts

(The Center Square) – Mayor Brandon Johnson has refused to accept budget savings proposed by Chicago Public Schools administrators. CPS proposed a budget of $9.9 billion for 2025, with $149… Read More

July 17, 2024