Public Education
Public Education
SCOTUS: Virginia school accused of Asian discrimination can keep policy for now

(The Center Square) – A Virginia-based charter school that has been accused of having an admissions policy that discriminates against Asians can continue its policy as it awaits a decision… Read More

April 27, 2022
Public Education
Bipartisan panel says changes need to be made to North Carolina’s education system

(The Center Square) — The Hunt-Lee commission — a bipartisan panel of lawmakers, business, philanthropic and education leaders — have released a report outlining needed changes in North Carolina’s education… Read More

April 27, 2022
Public Education
GOP candidates for Illinois governor discuss crime, COVID, education during forum

(The Center Square) – Crime, COVID-19 policies, education and more were the focus of the first Illinois gubernatorial debate among Republican candidates. There was also attention paid to an empty… Read More

April 27, 2022
Public Education
Schools must report alleged teacher sexual misconduct starting July 2023

(The Center Square) – In a little over a year, school superintendents must begin notifying school boards and parents if any sexual misconduct happens in their districts. Read More

April 27, 2022
Public Education
Head of teachers’ union accuses Republicans of ‘brutalizing’ public school proponents and ‘terrorizing gay families’

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made a number of accusations about Republicans over the weekend in a segment about education issues on MSNBC. Talking… Read More

April 27, 2022
Public Education
Charter schools deserve support, not sabotage

(reimaginED) – Last month, the Wall Street Journal broke news about new charter school criteria proposed by the Biden administration that would sabotage the $440 million federal Charter… Read More

April 26, 2022
Public Education
School choice op-ed: Don’t “control your soul’s desire for chaos”

(reimaginED) – Videos have surfaced recently of starving residents of Shanghai screaming in the night a week into an incredibly misguided COVID-19 lockdown that has imprisoned Chinese citizens in… Read More

April 26, 2022
Culture, Legislation, Public Education
Parents, local education officials push back against Illinois’ public school policies

Shannon Adcock, Awake IL President, at the State Board of Education meeting on April 20 (via twitter). (The Center Square) – In what could be a top… Read More

April 25, 2022
Public Education
State colleges look to expand high school programs to boost sagging enrollment

Like their counterparts nationally, many of Florida’s locally governed public colleges experienced enrollment declines before the pandemic that only grew steeper after its onset. Also like their counterparts, these post-secondary schools,… Read More

April 25, 2022
Public Education
Group of attorneys general asking U.S. Supreme Court to halt elite school’s ‘racial balancing’ admissions policy

The Virginia attorney general is now leading a cadre of 16 AGs from across the country aiming to strike down what he says… Read More

April 25, 2022
Public Education
Court blocks public access to Loudoun County sexual assault review

(The Center Square) – The Loudoun County Public School Board will not have to release any information concerning an independent review about how the school system handled two sexual assaults… Read More

April 22, 2022
Public Education
Ohio’s universal pre-K proposal receives mixed reviews

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio economists believes a statewide universal pre-kindergarten program would boost the state’s economy and be important as a workforce development aide, according… Read More

April 21, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana bill requiring athletes to compete according to biological sex passes Senate

(The Center Square) — Legislation to require transgender student athletes to compete on teams that correspond to their biological gender gained approval by the Senate with little opposition. The Senate… Read More

April 21, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Parents question continued masking in Hawaii schools

(The Center Square) – A decision by the interim superintendent for the Hawaii State Department of Education to continue masking in Hawaii schools until the end of the year… Read More

April 21, 2022
Public Education
Google to invest $300 million in Virginia, joins education partnership

(The Center Square) – Google has pledged to invest about $300 million into Virginia and joined a computer science partnership with Virginia’s K-12 public school system, community colleges and higher… Read More

April 20, 2022
Public Education
Arizona schools must give students moment of silence each day

(The Center Square) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill to ensure that students will have time to take a moment of silence at school each day. Ducey… Read More

April 19, 2022
Public Education
Colorado’s education board received over 17,000 public comments on revisions to social studies standards

(The Center Square) – Colorado’s education board has received more than 17,000 public comments regarding proposed revisions to the state’s social studies standards, the agency said this week. References to… Read More

April 19, 2022
Public Education
California puts school COVID-19 vaccine mandate on hold

(The Center Square) – California will hold off implementing plans to require the COVID-19 vaccine for school children until July 2023, state officials announced Thursday afternoon. The state’s… Read More

April 18, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Florida rejects 41% of submitted math books over CRT, Common Core & other issues

(The Center Square) – The Florida Department of Education is rejecting more than 40% of the mathematics textbooks submitted to be used in the upcoming school year, citing critical race… Read More

April 18, 2022
Public Education
Legislature’s veto override means charter schools could soon open in Kentucky

(reimaginED) – An override of Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto Wednesday night could clear the way for charter schools to open in Kentucky, five years after they were made legal in… Read More

April 18, 2022