Public Education
Culture, Public Education
DC Public Schools hires controversial consulting company to survey students about their transgender identities

(Daily Caller) – District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) hired a consulting company owned by the U.S. Attorney General’s son-in-law to solicit answers from middle schoolers about their transgender identity,… Read More

October 26, 2022
Public Education
Ohio high school’s ‘radicalism’ class includes lesson on homeless encampments from sex worker

(Daily Caller) – An Ohio high school class dedicated to exposing students to “radical” viewpoints hosted a sex worker to discuss homeless encampments, according to posts from the sex worker’s… Read More

October 25, 2022
Public Education
Nationwide test scores show unprecedented decline in K-12 education due to pandemic policies that kept kids out of classrooms

Pandemic-era shutdowns and virtual learning caused a historic setback in K-12 education, according to new national data released on Monday.  The “Nation’s Report Card”… Read More

October 25, 2022
Public Education
Youngkin urges education reforms after drop in math, reading proficiency

(The Center Square) – Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is urging education reforms after data showed a reduction in fourth grade math and reading proficiency scores in the 2022 National… Read More

October 25, 2022
Public Education
Iowa school district becomes second in the state to allow staff to carry guns   

An Iowa school district voted to approve a measure that will allow some teachers and staff to carry firearms on campus, Fox News is reporting. … Read More

October 25, 2022
Public Education
Colorado Proposition FF would give all students a free lunch, but at what cost? 

In two weeks, Colorado voters will cast their ballot on a proposition that effectively raises taxes for some to offer free lunches to all the state’s public school students. Read More

October 25, 2022
Public Education
Latest school shooting leaves at least three dead at magnet school in St. Louis

A school shooting at a St. Louis magnet school Monday morning has killed at least three, including the young gunman, while injuring and traumatizing others. Teacher Jean Kuczka,… Read More

October 24, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Vermont school suspends father of female volleyball player who spoke out against transgender policy

Video screenshot (source) Already under fire for banning female volleyball players from using their own locker room after speaking out against changing with a biological male,… Read More

October 24, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Here are the states that are rejecting mandatory COVID-19 shots for kids

(Daily Caller) – As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to add the COVID-19 vaccine to children’s recommended list of vaccines for pediatricians, many states are rejecting… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
Enforcing new transgender school policies could be a bumpy road in VA

(The Center Square) – Although the Virginia Department of Education unveiled new guidelines on transgender issues they say give power back to parents, enforcing those rules in school districts could… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
Minnesota spending $900,000 to encourage kids to go outside

(The Center Square) – Minnesota is distributing the second half of $900,000 from its general fund and an account of the Game and Fish Fund to encourage children to experience… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
2022 pay increases for some school administrators dwarf teacher pay in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – The average teacher pay increased by 4.3% (contracted base salary) in the 2022 school year, but some administrators received much larger increases. Wichita Superintendent Alicia Thompson got… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
Washington state schools superintendent wants billions for teacher retention, recruitment

(The Center Square) – Washington state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will ask the state Legislature for $3.15 billion for the 2023-25 biennium and $3.7 billion for the 2025-27… Read More

October 21, 2022
Public Education
Oklahoma will not add COVID-19 vaccine requirement for schools

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma will not add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of shots required for children before they attend school, state officials said Thursday. The Oklahoma Legislature… Read More

October 21, 2022
Public Education
Florida board of education policy can revoke teachers’ licenses for teaching gender identity to 5-year-olds

(Daily Caller) – The Florida Board of Education unanimously approved a series of policies Wednesday, including one that disciplines teachers who teach gender identity or sexual orientation to 5-year-olds. Under… Read More

October 21, 2022
Public Education
Virginia superintendent wants to further delay history, science revisions

(The Center Square) – Revisions to Virginia’s history and science standards in the public school system could be delayed further following a request from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. Read More

October 21, 2022
Public Education
Georgia creates Civics Education Commission to improve K-12 civics curriculum

Proclaiming October “Civics Awareness Month” in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the members of the newly created Georgia Commision on Civics Education. The group is… Read More

October 21, 2022
Public Education
Parents group blames Colorado school district leadership for 25% staff turnover

A Colorado school district has been losing its teachers at an alarming rate due to the toxic culture created by its leadership, a local parents group says. Stand… Read More

October 20, 2022
Public Education
Proposed rule seeks to protect Missouri children from explicit material without book banning

A top Missouri official has proposed a new rule to protect children and youth from inappropriate materials in state-funded libraries.  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s… Read More

October 20, 2022
Public Education
Florissant elementary school and Army Corps of Engineers face backlash for mishandling ‘unacceptably high’ radioactive waste level

A St. Louis-area elementary school and the Army Corps of Engineers are under fire for their handling of “unacceptably high” levels of radioactive waste detected at the school. During the… Read More

October 20, 2022