Public Education
Public Education
New research unpacks Michigan’s proposed education savings account program

(reimaginED) – Michigan’s tax-credit-funded education savings account program could save state and local governments as much as $386 million a year, according to new research from the Mackinac Center… Read More

May 18, 2022
Public Education
Pritzker signs ‘Too Young to Test’ bill into law

(The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure that prohibits the Illinois State Board of Education from requiring students in pre-kindergarten through second grade to take… Read More

May 18, 2022
Public Education
Head of teachers’ union that fought to keep schools closed is now worried about students’ mental health

A national teachers’ union president is now worried about students’ mental health – after she and her union sought to keep schools closed, harming… Read More

May 18, 2022
Public Education
Three middle school boys charged with sexual harassment for not using “preferred” gender pronouns of classmate

Three students at a Wisconsin middle school are being charged with sexual harassment for not using another student’s “preferred” gender pronouns. And the legal organization representing… Read More

May 17, 2022
Public Education
Eudora girl forced to share a bed with biological male on school-sponsored overseas trip

(The Sentinel) – On a school trip to Costa Rica earlier this month, three female high school students in the Eudora school district were assigned to a two-bed hotel room… Read More

May 17, 2022
Public Education
Policy analysts: Claims of impending Michigan teacher shortage overstated

(The Center Square) – Amid calls from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to remedy a perceived teacher shortage in Michigan, some of the leading policy analysts in the state claim the governor’s… Read More

May 17, 2022
Public Education
Prosecutor considers election bribery charge against Hays superintendent

(The Sentinel) – Ellis County Attorney Robert Anderson, Jr. is reviewing the results of an investigation into election bribery by Hays USD 489 Superintendent Ron Wilson. As reported on the… Read More

May 16, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Virginia ranks low in charter school school policy, but could be improving

(The Center Square) – With National Charter School Week underway, Virginia still ranks as one of the worst states for charter schools in the country, but some advocates believe the… Read More

May 13, 2022
Public Education
Transgender sports bill headed to South Carolina governor

(The Center Square) – A bill that would prevent transgender athletes from competing in female sports in public middle and high schools and public universities is headed to South Carolina… Read More

May 13, 2022
Public Education
Whistleblower: School parents really were targeted as terrorists by FBI after Biden directive

Are concerned parents really being treated as “domestic terrorists”? It seems unimaginable, but apparently some are. Moms and dads of schoolchildren, in nearly every region of… Read More

May 12, 2022
Public Education
Virginia lab school proposal still in limbo amid budget negotiations

(The Center Square) – A proposal to establish university-run schools in Virginia, known as lab schools, is still in limbo while lawmakers debate the specifics of their next biennium budget. Read More

May 12, 2022
Public Education
Pennsylvania funding for education up 40% since 2000

(The Center Square) – Though the Pennsylvania Department of Education is fighting a lawsuit over whether it adequately funds low-wealth school districts, the broader picture of education spending in… Read More

May 12, 2022
Public Education
Teachers union urges Washington Supreme Court to uphold capital gains tax

(The Center Square) – The Washington Education Association has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court that calls for opening the door to the imposition of… Read More

May 12, 2022
Public Education
Virginia school board approves anti-CRT resolution, delays vote on sex ed proposal

A school board in Virginia approved a resolution banning Critical Race Theory but delayed a vote on a separate resolution addressing parental consent on sexual education and content. Read More

May 11, 2022
Christian Schools, Public Education
Oregon law puts tampons in boys’ public school bathrooms, and more students into private schools

Oregon’s “Menstrual Dignity Act,” which will put tampons in even boys’ bathrooms this fall, is just one part of a “radical leftist agenda” that’s fueling an exodus from… Read More

May 11, 2022
Public Education
Ohio mom prevails in free speech case over local school board

(The Sentinel) – An Ohio mother filed a free speech lawsuit in federal court against her school board after being ordered to “zip it” by the board’s presiding officer. In… Read More

May 11, 2022
Public Education
Geary County teacher Pamela Ricard wins partial victory in pronoun lawsuit

(The Sentinel) – Geary County teacher Pamela Ricard has won an initial victory in her lawsuit against her school district’s pronoun policy. On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a… Read More

May 11, 2022
Public Education
Texas school may have illegally pushed vote on billion-dollar school bond, revealing common problems with how bond issues work

A Texas public school district is under investigation for what Gov. Greg Abbott calls a “likely crime” – school bond electioneering.  School officials may have pressured… Read More

May 10, 2022
Public Education
Detroit schools, teachers’ union clash over mask policy

(The Center Square) – About 53,406 kids attending Detroit Public Schools Community District still must wear a mask through the end of the regular school year because… Read More

May 10, 2022
Public Education
Study: Remote learning a ‘primary driver’ of widening achievement gaps

(The Center Square) – A new working paper analyzed testing data from 2.1 million students in 49 states plus D.C. and found that “remote instruction was a… Read More

May 10, 2022