Public Education
Public Education
Despite court order, Pritzker continues mandating masks in schools

(Greg Bishop | The Center Square) – Mask mandates for most indoor activities in Illinois will be lifted on Feb. 28. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is keeping his mandate for masks… Read More

February 11, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Virginia Senate passes bill allowing parents to opt children out of sexually explicit school material

(Tyler Arnold | The Center Square) – The Virginia Senate narrowly passed legislation that requires schools to notify parents of sexually explicit material in the coursework and allow parents to… Read More

February 11, 2022
Public Education
Some Dems holding out while others drop mask mandates in about-face

(Brett Rowland | The Center Square) – Some teacher unions have lashed out in Illinois this week after a judge issued a temporary restraining order halting Gov. Read More

February 11, 2022
Public Education
Which states still require masking at school?

In light of mounting evidence that masks do far more harm than good for school-aged children, it is baffling that some states continue to maintain statewide mask mandates,… Read More

February 10, 2022
Public Education
Op-Ed: Mistreating children as ‘following the science’

(David S. D’Amato | The Center Square) – For roughly two years, parents of small children and even toddlers have been forced to mask them, to cover the faces of… Read More

February 10, 2022
Public Education
Flip-flop: Gov. Lamont will end Connecticut mask mandate

(Brent Addleman | The Center Square) – Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he is backing a plan that would eliminate statewide requirements that masks be worn in child care facilities… Read More

February 10, 2022
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