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‘New normal’: Parent survey shows demand for school choice has reached new record high

Parents’ demand for school choice continues to rise, reaching record numbers yet again. The National School Choice Awareness Foundation (NSCAF) surveyed 2,595 parents around the country… Read More

January 19, 2024
Public Education
Report: School building closures help Pittsburgh taxpayers

(The Center Square) – The Pittsburgh Public School District recently passed a budget that again spends more money than it collects, leaving some analysts sounding the alarm about deferred building… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee ESA pilot students received $9,800 this school year

(The Center Square) – Tennessee students in a pilot educational savings account program in three counties are receiving $9,800 – the average statewide funding per public school student – this… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
‘Afrochemistry’: Texas university slammed for ‘insane’ course combining science with race  

A Texas university is being absolutely basted for offering the freshman course “Afrochemistry: The Study of Black-Life Matter,” designed to address “inequities in chemistry and chemical education.”  Rice University is… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
New Hampshire public school funding now exceeds $20,000 per student  

The New Hampshire Department of Education has announced that education funding has officially exceeded $20,000 per student.   Despite a 20% drop in public school enrollment, per-pupil… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
‘His voice carries a lot of weight’: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp throws his support behind school choice

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp encouraged lawmakers to pass school choice legislation in his State of the State address. “Over the last few years, there has been a great deal of… Read More

January 17, 2024
Public Education
National group gives Illinois poor rating on policies that support reading instruction

(The Center Square) – A national teaching organization is giving Illinois poor marks on policies to improve reading instruction. The National Council on Teacher Quality published a … Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Reformers look for apprenticeship opportunities for new teachers in Wisconsin

(The Center Square) – A reform group in Wisconsin wants to take what works for plumbers and get it to work for teachers. The Institute for Reforming Government has been working… Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Ohio teacher required ‘major brain surgery’ after being assaulted by a student, who may have been under the influence of drugs

A 16-year-old student was arrested in Ohio after his alleged assault on a teacher left her suffering from a traumatic brain injury. After an initial investigation,… Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Michigan schools to get 45 e-buses costing $5.9M in Federal taxpayer funds

(The Center Square) – School districts in Detroit, Lansing and Pontiac will each receive $5.9 million in federal funding to buy 15 clean-powered school buses apiece. The funding flows from… Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
9 in 10 small businesses think recent college grads have ‘unrealistic expectations’ 

A new survey shows 91% of small businesses fear colleges and universities are raising unrealistic career expectations for their graduates.   The survey by recruiter Red Balloon and Public Square said… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Louisiana’s new Republican governor vetoes ed board’s attempt to lower high school graduation requirements

Just days after his inauguration, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry issued an executive order, vetoing an attempt to circumvent high school academic standards. The order addresses the… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Atlanta professor allegedly fired for refusing to inflate grades at an HBCU

A former economics professor at Atlanta’s Spelman College alleges he was fired after he refused to inflate grades in an econometrics class. Spelman, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Maps replacing Israel with Palestine reported in two separate public schools

Two separate public schools are facing criticism for allowing teachers to display maps in their classrooms that erase Israel, instead labeling the region as part of Palestine. Reports emerged last… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Biden announces fresh wave of student debt cancellations

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – President Joe Biden on Friday announced the latest round of student debt cancellations in a statement issued by The White House. Since the Supreme Court’s… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
‘It should not be tolerated’: Antisemitic slurs cause Jewish girls’ high school basketball team to end game early  

A high school girls’ varsity basketball game in New York was abruptly ended after players yelled antisemitic slurs at the opposing Jewish team.   Roosevelt High School, a public school in… Read More

January 12, 2024
Public Education
Georgia governor says its time for ‘all parties’ to agree on ‘best educational opportunities we can’

(The Center Square) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is including an additional $1.4 billion in his amended 2024 budget and fiscal year 2025 budget proposals for K-12 education, he said… Read More

January 12, 2024
Public Education
Chicago schools inspector logs loan fraud, stolen laptops and sexual misconduct cases

(The Center Square) – Chicago Public Schools Inspector General William Fletcher’s office’s annual report looks at fraud, waste and misconduct. In the most recent report from the IG, Fletcher’s office… Read More

January 12, 2024
Public Education
Watchdog claims California university department’s anti-Israel activism likely violated school policy, state laws

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) faculty may have violated school policies and state law after engaging in multiple anti-Israel events and protests over the… Read More

January 12, 2024
Public Education
Maryland county claims it could legally create school board seat voted on only by illegal immigrants

Howard County, Maryland has claimed the authority to create a public school board seat exclusively voted on by illegal immigrants. Howard County currently has a policy… Read More

January 11, 2024