Public Education
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Utah’s universal school choice program spilling over with applicants despite doubling budget

Utah has approved just 10,000 scholarships despite receiving over 27,000 applications for its new universal school choice program. Utah Fits All was… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
‘The Parent Revolution’: How parents made school choice the hottest issue in education 

For decades, school choice simmered on the back burner, the project of a handful of policymakers and education experts. Despite their best efforts, the progress was modest, though steady. But… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
Proposed tuition hike at Iowa universities to cost average student $793 a year

(The Center Square) – A plan to hike tuition at Iowa’s three public universities could add $35 million in incremental revenue for fiscal year 2025, according to information released by… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
‘Can’t touch me’: Teacher fired for excessive student contact gloats over new teaching job

A New York City teacher who was fired for excessive contact and inappropriate behavior with high school students is boasting about being hired to teach at another school. Dulaina Almonte… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
New report outlines three steps to create public school choice in all 50 states

Thirteen years ago, Kelley Williams-Bolar went to jail for sending her daughters to a public school outside their residentially zoned district. Now, education reformers are trying to break down what… Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
Jerry Seinfeld delivers heartfelt humor at Duke commencement amid anti-Israel disruption

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Audience members booed anti-Israel graduates protesting comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s commencement address Sunday at Duke University. Dozens of student demonstrators stood up from their seats and… Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
Oregon sex ed workshop: Teachers should ‘center fat bodies’

(The Center Square) – A taxpayer-funded workshop for Oregon sex education teachers instructed teachers to embrace fat positivity, explained the “racist origins of fatphobia” and what it means to have “thin… Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
Kansas school district seems in violation of building needs assessments law

(The Sentinel) – A Kansas school district appears to be in violation of state law K.S.A. 72-1163, which requires local school boards to conduct annual needs assessments in each school and publish… Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
They spent $30K per pupil, but only 28% of 8th graders proficient in math

(The Daily Signal) – The public schools in the state of New York doled out $29,284 per pupil in “current expenditures” in fiscal year 2022, according to a report published… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Tuesday primary to narrow Nebraska Board of Education candidates in District 4. Who are they?

In two of the four Nebraska Board of Education primaries May 14, three candidates are vying for the top-two spots in Districts 2 and 4 for the ballot in November’s… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Straight F’s lead to second call for Education Secretary Cardona to resign

(The Center Square) – Grades of F overall, and in each of five specific areas with active hot-button issues, were given by a North Carolina congresswoman chairing a committee hearing… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Oklahoma State Department of Education demands school district return misused COVID relief funds

The Oklahoma State Department of Education ordered a public school district to return over $573,000 of COVID-19 relief funds to the federal government, alleging misuse on athletic facilities. On Wednesday,… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Oregon middle school lesson plan asks students to compare Trump with Hitler

A school district in Oregon, already under fire for violence previously reported on by The Lion, is again on the defensive after asking middle school students… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Lawmakers grill K-12 school leaders on antisemitic incidents

(The Center Square) – A Republican-led congressional committee asked school leaders whose districts have seen antisemitic incidents about what they’re doing to prevent further incidents in their schools since the… Read More

May 9, 2024
Public Education
Florida elementary school disbands Christian club after complaint from anti-religion group

An elementary school in Hamilton County, Florida has disbanded its only Christian club following pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The Wisconsin-based anti-religion organization… Read More

May 9, 2024
Public Education
Some Kansas schools support open enrollment law, others seem hostile

(The Sentinel) – The bipartisan Open Enrollment legislation signed into law in 2022 offered hope for students who are trapped by their zip code in underperforming school districts. Read More

May 9, 2024
Public Education
Light is now being shed on dark money behind anti-Israel protests – funding that may break the law, Hawley argues

Liberal dark-money groups funding the anti-Israel protests may be violating the law, and are “defrauding the American people and putting Jewish students and faculty at risk,” argues Missouri Sen. Josh… Read More

May 8, 2024
Public Education
Tuesday primary to narrow Nebraska Board of Education candidates in District 2. Who are they?

In two of the four Nebraska Board of Education primaries May 14, three candidates are vying for the top-two spots in Districts 2 and 4 for the ballot in November’s… Read More

May 8, 2024
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union demands $50B in salary hikes, free abortions and more

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has issued a 142-page list of demands to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that includes unconventional items ranging from free abortions to… Read More

May 7, 2024
Public Education
National teachers’ union losing members by the thousands

The National Education Association is losing members by the thousands, and critics blame its political spending for alienating teachers. The NEA – America’s largest teachers’ union – lost over 12,000… Read More

May 7, 2024