Public Education
Public Education
County prosecutor won’t take election bribery case against superintendent

(The Sentinel) – The Ellis County Attorney’s decision to not prosecute election bribery signals that the trend of picking and choosing which crimes to prosecute is no longer confined to… Read More

May 26, 2022
Public Education
Milwaukee school counselor under state investigation for opposition to transgender ideology

(The Center Square) – An elementary school counselor from Milwaukee is refusing to resign or change her mind about gender identity, even after the state opened an investigation that could… Read More

May 26, 2022
Public Education
Initial draft of the infamous ‘domestic terrorist’ letter against parents included requests to deploy National Guard, military police

Deploying the National Guard and military police against parents? That’s what an initial draft of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) letter to the White House… Read More

May 26, 2022
Public Education
Report reveals ‘a serious child sex abuse problem’ in public schools. Is it the tip of the iceberg?

Sex-related criminal arrests of teachers or aids have occurred at more than a one-a-day pace since Janauary, according to research released by Fox… Read More

May 26, 2022
Public Education
Jeb Bush: How we can reimagine the teaching profession for the 21st century in Florida and US

(reimaginED) – Across the country, schools are struggling to hire enough teachers, and long-term trends suggest the problem could get worse. A number of factors contribute to this shortage, and… Read More

May 25, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
Taxpayer exposes Olathe school board president’s bullying, misinformation tactics

(The Sentinel) – The Olathe school district says it won’t tolerate bullying and harmful behavior, which should also apply to school board members. But school board president Joe Beveridge… Read More

May 25, 2022
Public Education
Arizona enacts 9/11 education requirement

(The Center Square) – Students in Arizona schools will learn about one of the most pivotal moments in recent American history when they return to school in the fall. Gov. Read More

May 25, 2022
Public Education
Austin residents brace for higher property taxes as school enrollment declines

(The Center Square) – Austin Independent School District, the largest taxing authority in Travis County, recently commiserated with local homeowners regarding rising property taxes that will fund its schools. Earlier… Read More

May 25, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer wants $280 million to recover learning loss in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to spend $280 million of the state’s projected $3 billion surplus on learning loss recovery. The spending aims to recover learning loss… Read More

May 24, 2022
Public Education
Benton County schools eye budget cuts following levy failures

(The Center Square) – Two school districts in Benton County, Washington, are looking at budget cuts after voters twice refused to renew operational levies that expire at the end of… Read More

May 24, 2022
Public Education
Report: Local tax dollars fund majority of Tennessee K-12 school capital projects

(The Center Square) – During legislative budget negotiations earlier this year, Tennessee Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bo Watson, R-Hixson, was asked about the Legislature removing $200 million from Gov. Bill… Read More

May 24, 2022
Public Education
Public schools can’t escape criticism when reflecting on Brown v. Board

(reimaginED) – Nearly 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education rewrote the rules of American K-12 education, pundits and academics are still debating its legacy. And despite nearly universal… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
School board president sued, accused of ‘tyranny’ for silencing and ejecting parents from meetings

Fights over what parents can say during school board meetings – or whether they can say anything at all – are becoming commonplace.  Some parents, feeling… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
Missouri attorney general sues more school districts over new mask mandates

(The Center Square) – The final days of school bring field trips, exams, teachers cleaning out classrooms, and lawsuits from Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Schmitt filed… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
Maine Department of Education pulls LGBTQ video used by GOP in attack ad

(The Center Square) – Maine’s Department of Education has yanked a video for kindergartenders about same-sex relationships and transgenderism after it was used by Republicans in a political ad attacking Democratic… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
Parents protest public school district’s woke agenda: Private schools ‘spend less with better results’

Strict masking policies may have first caught their attention, but now alert parents in one Missouri school district are protesting divisive, even partisan “equity” curriculum, test questions and… Read More

May 20, 2022
Public Education
Virginia report: lower education standards, lockdowns caused decline in achievement

(The Center Square) – A reduction in achievement standards, the COVID-19 school lockdowns and a lack of transparency have contributed to a decline in student achievement in Virginia’s public education… Read More

May 20, 2022
Public Education
NCTQ: Teacher training in Kansas lacks math commitment

(The Sentinel) – A nationwide study of 1,100 elementary teacher training programs, including 16 in Kansas, shows more than 20% fail to provide adequate instruction in math. The numbers are… Read More

May 20, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
San Diego County liberals use public school to push pro-abortion agenda with resolution

Should a public school district declare itself “a champion and defender” of “reproductive freedom” and affirm the “fundamental right” to abortion? That’s exactly what the San… Read More

May 19, 2022
Public Education
Olathe rewards superintendent Yeager for DEI, not academic improvement

(The Sentinel) – USD 233 Olathe Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager can earn a $25,000 annual bonus for implementing the school board’s diversity and other objectives, but not for improving the… Read More

May 18, 2022