Public Education
Public Education
Oklahoma governor questions the legality of payroll deductions for teachers’ union dues

(The Center Square) – Gov. Kevin Stitt ordered the State Department of Education to check payroll deductions for union dues to ensure they complied with state and federal law. … Read More

August 22, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Poll: Most Christian parents of public school children lack confidence in K-12 public education, and half prefer private education

How do Christian parents across the country feel about public education?  Some 66% “lack confidence” in the quality of their kids’ K-12 education, and nearly half (43%)… Read More

August 19, 2022
Public Education
Columbus schools, teachers at impasse; strike vote scheduled Sunday

(The Center Square) – Teachers in Ohio’s largest school district are prepared to continue negotiations over the weekend but have scheduled a Sunday meeting for a vote on a potential strike. Read More

August 19, 2022
Public Education
Virginia ed board sets funding guidelines for lab schools

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to establish lab schools throughout the commonwealth took another step forward this week with the Board of Education approving formal guidelines… Read More

August 19, 2022
Public Education
Arkansas lawmakers question claims of teacher shortages

(The Center Square) – Members of the Arkansas Legislative Council grilled officials from the Department of Education on Thursday after they asked for a rule change on teacher licenses. … Read More

August 19, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Coalition of lawmakers to D.C. mayor: End ‘unreasonable and destructive’ vaccine mandate for kids

(The Center Square) – A coalition of leading Republicans sent a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday calling for an end to end the district’s “unreasonable and… Read More

August 18, 2022
Public Education
As Colorado adds teachers with 99% of positions filled, debate on educator supply continues

(The Center Square) – As the number of teachers and students in Colorado climbs, lawmakers continue to address what they see as a shortage of educators in a state… Read More

August 18, 2022
Public Education
Illinois school districts trying to help students catch up after remote learning loss

(The Center Square) – Illinois school districts are in catch-up mode after the COVID-19 pandemic set back the development of many students. During Wednesday’s Illinois State Board of Education… Read More

August 18, 2022
Public Education
Kansas school district rejects plan promoting ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ agenda

Derby Public Schools board votes on strategic plan (credit: Jeff Cott/Informer) (The Sentinel) – The Derby USD 260 school board narrowly rejected a proposed five-year strategic plan… Read More

August 18, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools, colleges have only spent 44% of federal COVID aid

(The Center Square) – More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Michigan K-12 schools and higher education institutions have only spent 44% of $7.92 billion of federal… Read More

August 17, 2022
Public Education
Report: Missouri students continue to lag behind pre-COVID academic levels; less than half are proficient

Missouri students haven’t caught up to their pre-pandemic proficiency levels and less than half are proficient, according to the most recent data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and… Read More

August 17, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
Transgenderism and professional development: A lesson in disguising LGBTQ advocacy in schools

Ryan Sallans, a transgender activist, speaks at the Nebraska Schools Mental Health Conference (via… Read More

August 17, 2022
Public Education
Lawmaker sues Oklahoma over CARES Act education spending transparency

(The Center Square) – A lawmaker filed a lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma Tuesday, claiming mismanagement and lack of transparency over pandemic relief money meant for education. Read More

August 17, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Parents’ rights group rallies outside Illinois State Capitol, criticized new sex ed standards

(The Center Square) – As schools across the state begin this week, a parents’ rights group rallied outside the Illinois statehouse Tuesday to call attention to issues they say are hurting… Read More

August 17, 2022
Public Education
$250K STEM education grant benefits Nebraska middle schoolers

A program to build collaboration between Nebraska businesses and schools has awarded two grants of $125,000 to promote STEM education.  The program, called the The Developing… Read More

August 16, 2022
Culture, Public Education
FBI, Department of Justice continue to go after concerned parents, says Sen. Ted Cruz

Despite significant backlash over its “domestic terrorist” letter, which critics said targeted parents, Biden’s Department of Justice doesn’t appear to be backing down. And neither is… Read More

August 16, 2022
Public Education
Final briefs filed as North Carolina Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in school funding case

(The Center Square) – Parties in North Carolina’s decades-long Leandro school funding lawsuit have filed final briefs in the case ahead of oral arguments at the state Supreme Court scheduled… Read More

August 16, 2022
Culture, Public Education
As students return to school, some are facing COVID-19 vaccine mandates doctors say stunt learning and don’t substantially impact public health 

More COVID-19 mandates are in store for students in two major U.S. cities, and some doctors argue the costs outweigh the benefits.  Schools in New Orleans and… Read More

August 16, 2022
Public Education
Virginia Board of Education to hold first meeting with Youngkin appointees

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Board of Education plans to meet Wednesday, the first meeting since Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s appointees took their seats and solidified a 5-4 majority for… Read More

August 16, 2022
Public Education
Burgum calls for legislation to allow Pledge of Allegiance in all North Dakota schools

(The Center Square) – Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he wants legislation to allow the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in every public school and during meetings… Read More

August 16, 2022