Public Education
Public Education
Some Fairfax parents celebrate VDOE transgender policy changes that respect parental authority

(The Center Square) – New guidance from the Virginia Department of Education that will divert authority on transgender issues back to parents and require students to use bathrooms that correspond… Read More

October 12, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools boost online, in-person security

(The Center Square) – After a shooter killed four students at Oxford Community Schools in November 2021, Michigan schools are activating surveillance software and boosting security. OCS spent $145,122 on… Read More

October 12, 2022
Public Education
Contentious school board meeting over sexually explicit books ended by fire marshal, but was overcrowding the real reason?

A large group of parents protesting sexually explicit books in the district’s libraries prompted the fire marshal to suspend a Michigan school board meeting Monday. But was overcrowding the… Read More

October 11, 2022
Public Education
U.S. State Department pushes ‘gender transition’ for kids as states consider bans

(The Center Square) – The U.S. State Department’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan has sparked controversy for including taxpayer-funded “gender transition care” for employees and their… Read More

October 11, 2022
Public Education
Teacher pressures school employees to hide students’ gender transitions from parents

(Daily Caller) – A teacher at a California high school is encouraging other educators to help hide students’ gender transitions from their parents, according to an email obtained by the… Read More

October 11, 2022
Public Education
This state’s public education achievement crisis, and needed solutions, are documented in a new call-to-action book

With one in three students testing below grade level in reading and math, Kansas public education is embroiled in a chronic achievement crisis – one the system only perpetuates… Read More

October 10, 2022
Public Education
Nevada school board fires, recinds firing, then gives pay hike to superintendent

(The Center Square) – The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees voted to approve a contract extension for Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara that includes a $75,000 raise. Read More

October 10, 2022
Public Education
Ohio teachers union against new bill that allows veterans to be teachers

(The Center Square) – Ohio’s teachers union believes a bill in the General Assembly that would reduce requirements for veterans to become teachers would also reduce the quality of education… Read More

October 10, 2022
Culture, Public Education
CDC allocated $85 million for grants requiring schools to start student-led clubs supporting LGBT youth

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent $85 million on a grant program requiring public schools to start Gay-Straight Alliances, public documents show. Read More

October 10, 2022
Public Education
Georgia’s graduation rate hits 84.1% as steady increase over past decade continues

(The Center Square) – Georgia public high schools recorded a graduation rate increase in 2022, continuing a steady uptick over the past decade. On Thursday, state officials said the 84.1%… Read More

October 7, 2022
Public Education
WV gets nearly $2.9 million in federal money for education, job training

(The Center Square) – West Virginia received nearly $2.9 million from the federal government to support education and job training programs through two grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

October 7, 2022
Public Education
Florida schools impacted by Hurricane Ian given flexibility for student reporting

(The Center Square) – Florida school districts and public charter schools impacted by Hurricane Ian are being given flexibility for student reporting, which normally occurs in October, as… Read More

October 7, 2022
Public Education
Parents’ rights group alarmed school librarian promoted book containing sexually graphic content

(The Center Square) – A parents’ rights group is raising the alarm after a Springfield school librarian’s promotion of a controversial book was highlighted by a Twitter feed with 1.4… Read More

October 6, 2022
Public Education
Indiana doubles grants to $10 million for teacher recruitment, retention

(The Center Square) – Indiana schools and community partners will receive more than $10 million in funding to attract and retain educators throughout the state. The Indiana Department of Education… Read More

October 6, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Oregon school board fires unvaccinated teachers amid teacher shortage

(Daily Caller) – An Oregon school board terminated the employment of three unvaccinated teachers on Tuesday amid a statewide teacher shortage. Bend-La Pine School Board in Bend, Oregon, … Read More

October 6, 2022
Public Education
Washington schools superintendent wants $100M to expand dual credit programs

(The Center Square) – Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said on Wednesday afternoon that his office is proposing a $100 million ask of the state Legislature next… Read More

October 6, 2022
Public Education
Accrediting agency coaches member schools in ‘wokeness,’ not student achievement

(The Sentinel) – The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), with five member institutions in Kansas and six in Kansas City, MO, is targeted by critics for emphasizing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,… Read More

October 6, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Female volleyball players banned from locker room, being investigated for objecting to changing in front of biological male

Most female volleyball players at a Vermont high school have been banned from using their own locker room over objections to changing with a biological male, WCAX-TV… Read More

October 6, 2022
Courts, Culture, Public Education
Georgia substitute teacher allegedly fired for raising questions as a mom about age-inappropriate book being read to elementary students

A Georgia substitute teacher is suing after being fired for raising questions about depictions of same-sex couples in a picture book included in a library read-aloud to elementary school… Read More

October 5, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Georgia to receive $38M federal grant to expand charter schools

(The Center Square) — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a nearly $38.3 million grant to fund the expansion of charter schools throughout Georgia. The money awarded to the… Read More

October 5, 2022