Public Education
Culture, Public Education
Virginia Governor blasts ‘progressives’ and vows to keep up the fight for parents’ rights at Back-to-School rally

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin criticized progressive school administrators in Fairfax County Public Schools for what he said were violations of parental rights.  Youngkin made the comments as… Read More

September 7, 2022
Public Education
Book exposes how the Kansas education bureaucracy works against students

(The Sentinel) – One in three students in Kansas is below grade level in reading and math, but instead of addressing the problem, the bureaucracy tries to deny the truth… Read More

September 7, 2022
Public Education
Washington teachers union declines six-figure average salary proposal

(The Center Square) – The Kent Education Association (KEA) has declined the latest contract proposal from the Kent School District (KSD) that would have seen average salaries surpass $100,000… Read More

September 6, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Arizona school districts accused of using tax dollars to oppose school choice

(The Center Square) – Arizona school districts will violate state law next week by sending representatives to a meeting where they will encourage attendees to overturn the state’s… Read More

September 6, 2022
Public Education
Georgia teacher supply supplement will cost $20M

(The Center Square) – Georgia plans to spend about $20 million on a program to give teachers and school employees a $125 bonus, a state official confirmed on Friday. Georgia … Read More

September 6, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana superintendent says Biden admin’s Title IX gender and orientation rules are currently ‘unenforceable’

(The Center Square) – Louisiana Superintendent Cade Brumley wants the state’s school leaders and athletic associations to know President Joe Biden’s proposed Title IX rules on sexual orientation and gender… Read More

September 6, 2022
Public Education
Washington school board passes new curriculum guidelines on U.S. history and race topics

(The Center Square) – The Kennewick School Board in Washington state unanimously voted to adopt a new set of curriculum guidelines on Aug. 24 that aim to restrict teachings on… Read More

September 6, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Mother asking for just a list of textbooks by grade is billed nearly $1,300 by Texas school district

A Texas mother trying to choose between schools asked her local school district for a list of required textbooks by grade. They billed her $1,267 for the information. … Read More

September 2, 2022
Public Education
Youngkin to cut red tape to reduce teacher vacancies

(The Center Square) – To reduce the number of teacher vacancies, Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive directive that will cut red tape that is making it difficult for qualified… Read More

September 2, 2022
Public Education
Critics livid after Las Vegas-area school district hires controversial company to push liberal agenda

A public school district in Nevada paid $800,000 to a company that’s been criticized over student privacy concerns, a liberal agenda and questionable government ties.  According to… Read More

September 1, 2022
Public Education
How Saginaw Public Schools spent $27M of COVID relief money

(The Center Square) – As students statewide return to the classroom, Michigan school districts have spent some of nearly $6 billion allocated to help students recover from COVID-19. Michigan schools… Read More

September 1, 2022
Public Education
Seattle teachers union approves strike authorization as current contract expires

(The Center Square) – With the current contract between Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association expiring Wednesday, the union approved a strike authorization. The union’s board… Read More

September 1, 2022
Public Education
Teacher suspended over pronouns gets damages and disciplinary action removed

(The Sentinel) – A Fort Riley, Kansas, teacher who was suspended for refusing to use a student’s “preferred pronouns” has reached a settlement agreement with Geary County Schools, USD… Read More

September 1, 2022
Public Education
Amid safety concerns, Omaha Public Schools commits $1.6 million to hire and retain School Resource Officers

Omaha Public Schools has committed $1.6 million to hire and retain School Resource Officers for 2022-23, bucking the national trend of limiting or defunding SROs entirely.  “School… Read More

August 31, 2022
Public Education
Missouri gets $2.5M federal grant to overhaul student assessments following release of poor student proficiency scores

(The Center Square) – Missouri is one of 10 states receiving a total of $29 million from the U.S. Department of Education to develop assessments for students while they… Read More

August 31, 2022
Public Education
Kent school board votes against teachers union lawsuit

(The Center Square) – The Kent, Washington, school board split on a vote of 2-2 for a resolution that would have allowed the district to bring a lawsuit against… Read More

August 31, 2022
Public Education
Texas school district limits discussions of race and gender, pronoun use and certain books

(The Center Square) – The Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Texas on Aug. 22 approved a policy by a 4-3 vote that would limit classroom discussions of race and gender,… Read More

August 31, 2022
Public Education
Oklahoma teacher resigns after encouraging high school students to access banned books containing ‘pornographic’ scenes

A high school English teacher in Oklahoma resigned after being accused of instructing her students to access inappropriate books via a QR code.  The questionable behavior came to light… Read More

August 30, 2022
Public Education
Seattle schools, teachers union negotiating contract with deadline approaching

(The Center Square) – With two days left before the current contract expires, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association have yet to establish a new deal. Read More

August 30, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
As teachers’ strike forces remote learning, campaign encourages parents to enroll their kids in private school with state scholarships

When teachers in Columbus, Ohio went on strike, a Christian public policy organization launched a billboard campaign urging parents to consider taking their children out of the public school… Read More

August 29, 2022