Public Education
Public Education
Virginia Senate passes bill to prohibit school mask mandates

(Tyler Arnold | The Center Square) – After a long debate on the Senate floor, lawmakers narrowly voted to prohibit schools from enforcing mask mandates on children whose parents have… Read More

February 9, 2022
Public Education
Hochul lifts mask mandate for New York businesses but keeps it for schools

(Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square) — New York’s COVID-19 vaccination or mask mandate is ending for some entities. On Wednesday morning, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the directive would expire… Read More

February 9, 2022
Public Education
Loudoun County prepares to arrest maskless children in schools

Can you imagine young students being arrested for going maskless in school? Unbelievably, some public school officials are doing more than imagining it. A leaked email… Read More

February 9, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation, Public Education
A lot of public school employees like private school choice

(reimaginED) – Many public school districts oppose private school choice, but in Florida, one of the most choice-rich states in America, many of their employees embrace it. This school year,… Read More

February 8, 2022
Public Education
Taxpayers question local COVID relief spending by schools, municipalities across nation

(Brett Rowland | The Center Square) – A county government in southeast Michigan is moving forward with plans to build a sports complex with federal COVID-19 relief money that could cost… Read More

February 7, 2022
Public Education
Op-Ed: Time for greater accountability in education

(John Hendrickson & Heather Curry | The Center Square) – Parents across Iowa are demanding greater accountability from public schools. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with current social and political movements, has… Read More

February 7, 2022
Public Education
Lawmakers press education secretary after suicide attempt by elementary student over gender transitioning

Two Republican lawmakers sent a letter to US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in response to reports that a Florida elementary student attempted suicide after conversations with school officials… Read More

February 7, 2022
Public Education
Dozens of students suspended in two VA school districts for not wearing masks

Fifty-three students in two Virginia school districts were suspended this week for going to school without a mask. The schools’ draconian measures violate Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order… Read More

February 4, 2022
Public Education
Study: Coronavirus school closures hurt urban kids most

(Benjamin Yount | The Center Square) – Wisconsin’s coronavirus school closures over the past two years hurt all students across the state, but, according to a study released Friday, the closures… Read More

February 4, 2022
Public Education
Indiana Senate passes bill that would remove obscene books from school libraries

(Margaret Menge | The Center Square) – The Indiana Senate passed a bill Tuesday aimed at removing what the legislation called obscene material from schools, and it would allow the criminal… Read More

February 4, 2022
Public Education
Parents left unaware of stunning illiteracy in a Baltimore public high school

A stunning 77% of students at a Baltimore public high school are reading at the elementary school level – many at the kindergarten… Read More

February 4, 2022
Public Education
California lawsuit says teachers manipulated pre-teen into a transgender identity and deliberately concealed it from parents

A California mother is taking legal action against a Monterey Bay-area school district, claiming two teachers convinced her daughter that she was transgender, a subject the sixth grader… Read More

February 3, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Sen. Darling: Break up Milwaukee schools into districts to allow for choice

(Benjamin Yount | The Center Square) – The latest school choice plan in Wisconsin would break up Milwaukee’s public schools. Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, introduced the plan. Read More

February 2, 2022
Public Education
Indiana House passes bill requiring schools post curriculum online

(Margaret Menge | The Center Square) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill this week requiring teachers post all curricular materials on a website for parents to see, and it… Read More

February 1, 2022
Public Education
Pandemic policies lead to dropping high school graduation rates, reversing decades-long trend

High school graduation rates for the class of 2021 dropped in 20 out of 26 states examined in a recent education report. The… Read More

January 28, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Future of school choice in Wisconsin: Parents’ choice

(The Center Square | Benjamin Yount) â€“ School choice advocates in Wisconsin say the coronavirus has changed the conversation about parents having choices in their kids’ education. “We don’t… Read More

January 27, 2022
Public Education
PA school board member attacks concerned parents as “offensive and vile”

A Pennsylvania school district board member, Richard Robinson, recently authored an op-ed calling concerned parents “offensive and vile.” According to critics, having heard concerned parents voice their views… Read More

January 27, 2022
Public Education
GOP senators solicit Biden admin inspectors general to answer for demonizing parents, claim parents deserve to know the truth

A recent letter drafted by GOP Senators asks Department of Education Inspector General Sandra Bruce and U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz “to investigate the… Read More

January 27, 2022
Public Education
Infectious disease experts advocate for making masks optional in schools

This week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece written by three infectious disease specialists, Shira Daron,… Read More

January 26, 2022
Public Education
Teacher shortages nationwide causing public education crisis

(The Center Square | Bethany Blankley) – Schools throughout the country are experiencing teacher shortages due to several factors. In some states, legislatures have responded by lowering substitute teaching standards. In… Read More

January 26, 2022