Public Education
Public Education
Virginia budget deal would allocate $100 million for lab schools

(The Center Square) – The Virginia House and Senate passed budget compromise legislation that would allocate $100 million for university-run and publicly funded K-12 lab schools, which was sent to… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
Waukesha County judge clears way for hearing on Kettle Moraine School’s secret gender policy

(The Center Square) – Another Wisconsin school district is looking at a possible trial over its secret school gender policy. A Waukesha County judge on Wednesday dismissed a motion from… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
New law expands career and technical education in Illinois schools

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is applauding a new law that allows students to be introduced to technical education at an earlier age. The law expands… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
Possible school election bribery case not big enough for a local Kansas prosecutor. Will the attorney general step in?

A local prosecutor won’t touch the case, but the Kansas Attorney General’s office may investigate whether a school superintendent attempted to bribe district employees into voting for a recent multimillion-dollar… Read More

June 3, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Virginia budget deal cuts school choice program by more than half

(The Center Square) – The Virginia budget deal, which passed both chambers of the General Assembly, would cut funding for a school choice tax credit program by more than half… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
Kiel Schools close misgendering investigation

(The Center Square) – There are some unanswered questions about the end of the misgendering investigation in Kiel Schools. The school district on Thursday sent a letter to parents explaining… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
DeWine says he will sign bill to arm Ohio teachers more easily

(The Center Square) – In a marathon session before its summer recess, the Ohio General Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at school safety, including one that makes it easier… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
Kansas mom spearheads petition for right to speak at public meetings

(The Sentinel) – An online petition is proposing to amend the Kansas Open Meetings Act to require all meetings of public bodies and agencies, particularly school boards, to allow time… Read More

June 3, 2022
Public Education
Abbott issues disaster declaration for Uvalde

(The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for the city of Uvalde after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. He also allocated $5 million… Read More

June 2, 2022
Public Education
Missouri group’s tracking of extreme ‘woke’ activity for parents brings venomous backlash, death threats, from the left

A Missouri nonprofit has been ferociously attacked in liberal media, and its executive director threatened with his life, for its website that maps instances of “woke” behavior around the state. Read More

June 2, 2022
Public Education
Parents raise concerns about Kansas middle school theatre teacher

(The Sentinel) – Controversy swirled around Basehor-Linwood Middle School Reading/Theatre instructor Sarah Homan at the school year’s end, as several parents with children under her instruction voiced criticisms of some… Read More

June 2, 2022
Public Education
Youngkin: ‘We must change direction’ in light of K-12 education report revealing major decline

A new report reveals significant performance declines and achievement gaps in Virginia schools. “Today is a moment in time… Read More

June 1, 2022
Public Education
KNEA mum on achievement declines suffered with remote learning

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas National Education Association won’t comment on a Harvard University study that shows student achievement declined with remote learning during the pandemic, with minority students… Read More

June 1, 2022
Public Education
Race-based grading in this Chicago-area school? News report says yes, school says no

A Chicago-area high school is being accused of planning to no longer penalize students’ grades for missed assignments and classes, or for bad behavior, in order to eliminate what… Read More

May 31, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
Graduation task force ignores the low-achievement elephant in the room

(The Sentinel) – Faced with an enormous student achievement problem, the Kansas State Board of Education is taking the very predictable bureaucratic approach of creating a graduation requirements task… Read More

May 31, 2022
Public Education
Survey finds Coloradans concerned about state of schools

(The Center Square) – A new survey finds that 44% of Coloradans believe public schools are on the wrong track. The survey, from Magellan Strategies in partnership with Chalkbeat Colorado,… Read More

May 31, 2022
Public Education
Philadelphia schools rely on $1.8 billion in federal pandemic to stay out of red ink

(The Center Square) – The Philadelphia public school district is relying on $1.8 billion in federal COVID-19 funding to stay out of a deficit. The district’s audited budget said the… Read More

May 31, 2022
Public Education
New Biden administration rule will tie federal education funding to LGBT mandates

(The Center Square) – An upcoming Biden administration rule change will tie billions of dollars in federal education funding to an array of LGBT policies, forcing school districts and universities… Read More

May 31, 2022
Public Education
Pioneer Institute calls for improvements to Boston’s public schools

(The Center Square) – A public policy research group is urging Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to consider receivership as an option for the city’s beleaguered public school system. Pioneer Institute,… Read More

May 27, 2022
Public Education
As school year comes to a close, vigilant parents put schools on the defensive for woke curriculum content

Sara Marcellino is a wife, mom and small business owner – and most recently, a de facto detective – a role she never thought… Read More

May 26, 2022