Public Education
Legislation, Public Education
Wisconsin voters’ thoughts on school choice, public schools shifting

(The Center Square) — Two years of the coronavirus appear to have changed some of the attitudes toward public schools in Wisconsin. The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows… Read More

March 4, 2022
Culture, Public Education
High school student alleging harassment for his Christian faith sues school

A 14-year-old Florida boy and his parents are suing his public charter school for outrageous discriminatory acts against him, saying he was harassed by peers and teachers alike… Read More

March 3, 2022
Public Education
Facing court date, Chicago Public Schools to lift mask mandate ‘in near future’

(The Center Square) — Chicago Public Schools are still requiring masks, but that’s expected to change. An attorney said lawsuits against other institutions requiring masks could follow. CPS was one… Read More

March 3, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation, Public Education
Private schools, homeschooling, school choice are way up in Washington state as public school enrollment plummets

Public school enrollment in Washington state is declining rapidly as parents seek better options for their kids, including private Christian schools, charter schools and homeschools. As… Read More

March 3, 2022
Public Education
Georgia Senate approves bill allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandates

(The Center Square) — The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would allow parents to opt their children out of face-covering requirements at Georgia schools. Local school… Read More

March 3, 2022
Public Education
Amendment for legislative oversight of WV Board of Education one step away from voters

(The Center Square) — A proposed constitutional amendment, which would give the West Virginia General Assembly oversight of the state’s Board of Education, is one step away from the voters. Read More

March 3, 2022
Public Education
Some question if “political science” was part of relaxing COVID-19 mandates in Illinois

(The Center Square) — While some say the science of COVID-19 has led to Illinois lifting its mask mandate in most places, including schools and daycare settings, others say the… Read More

March 2, 2022
Public Education
Schools reverse unmasking decisions, Spokane mayor joins chorus to end mandates

(The Center Square) — Within 10 days of flouting the requirement that students wear masks in class, three schools in Eastern Washington reversed course to avoid paying millions in state… Read More

March 1, 2022
Public Education
Justice Page Middle schoolers get BLM protest advice

(The Center Square) — Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis gave protest advice in a school newsletter on Feb. 15 after police killed 22-year-old Amir Locke in… Read More

March 1, 2022
Public Education
How money will flow through Tennessee’s proposed public school funding formula

(The Center Square) – Every Tennessee school district received a projection from the state this week showing how much funding the district would receive during the 2023-24 school year if… Read More

February 28, 2022
Public Education
New York schools set to finally lift mask mandate Wednesday

(The Center Square) — New York expects to drop its mask mandate for schools on Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters Sunday afternoon. The governor said that individual counties and… Read More

February 28, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Did biological males stay in a girls’ cabin at camp? ‘It’s absolutely a mess out here in California’

Parents of elementary students in a California school district are livid after a group of 5th-grade girls reported adult biological males had slept in their cabins at a… Read More

February 25, 2022
Public Education
Assembly Republicans try again on education changes

(The Center Square) — It is another round of education changes from Assembly Republicans in Madison. And much like the first time around, the plans are likely doomed. Republicans on… Read More

February 23, 2022
Public Education
This public school district’s ‘X-rated’ book may reveal an agenda parents aren’t aware of

After teachers’ raunchy read-alouds to sophomores, and after one to the school board last week, the Leavenworth Board of Education may now revisit whether a racy young-adult book… Read More

February 22, 2022
Public Education
Pennsylvania Republicans demand 2021 student test results

(The Center Square) – Republicans in the General Assembly are demanding the Pennsylvania Department of Education release student test results from 2021 to incorporate the data in budget and policy… Read More

February 22, 2022
Public Education
New Hampshire schools barred from going remote

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire schools are barred from shifting to remote learning due to COVID-19 outbreaks under new rules adopted by state education leaders. On Friday, the Legislature’s… Read More

February 22, 2022
Public Education
Eastern Washington schools risk state funding loss by ending student mask mandate

(The Center Square) – The Colville and Kettle Falls school districts in Stevens County have removed student masks more than a month before the state lifts the mandate. The Colville… Read More

February 21, 2022
Public Education
School association doesn’t expect ISBE to enforce mask mandate ‘at this point’

(The Center Square) – An association representing large school districts across Illinois expects the issue of mask mandates to eventually dissipate, despite the attorney general appealing to the Illinois Supreme… Read More

February 21, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Arizona bill would allow families to sue teachers over parental rights violations

(The Center Square) – A bill in the Arizona legislature would create a sharper enforcement mechanism for the state’s parental bill of rights.  While Arizona has a parents… Read More

February 18, 2022
Public Education
Court: Virginia county can’t enforce mask rules, must expunge punishments

(The Center Square) – A court ordered that Loudoun County, Virginia Public Schools cannot enforce its mask mandate on students and will need to expunge students’ records if they had… Read More

February 18, 2022