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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
Legislation
Kentucky celebrates high school grads moving to jobs, trades

(The Center Square) – Over the weekend, Louisville area high school students took part in a ceremony where they committed to working at area companies after graduation. The “signing day” event… Read More

May 24, 2022
Culture
Ohio bill would protect students’ faith

(The Center Square) – Professors at Ohio colleges and universities could be required to accommodate students’ religious beliefs and practices if a bill recently passed by the House becomes law. The… Read More

May 24, 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
Legislation
Sununu vetoes GOP-backed masking restrictions

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a proposal that would have banned state and local mask mandates in schools during public health emergencies. The Republican-backed… Read More

May 24, 2022
Legislation
Arizona spends $6.2 million in ARPA funds for career readiness, ‘democracy enrichment’

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education is funding a pair of programs to help students gain work and college experience and gain a better understanding of democracy. 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
Culture
School board member to host ‘Queer Youth Open Mic Night’ for ‘all ages’ in her sex shop

A Washington state school board director will host an LGBTQ event for youth at the sex shop she owns.  “All queer youth (0 to 18 years… Read More

May 23, 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
Culture
Virginia rep intends to sue to stop store from selling explicit books to minors

(The Center Square) – A Virginia lawmaker is heading to the courts to prevent Barnes & Noble from selling the controversial books “Gender Queer” and “Court of Mist and Fury”… Read More

May 23, 2022
Opinion
COLUMN: Are conservatives being censored by Big Tech? The evidence is becoming overwhelming. What to do?

If Facebook has a “Most Wanted” poster in its break room, John Altevogt’s mug is likely on it. The Kansas City conservative has been in and out of Facebook jail… 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
Legislation
Sununu pledges to veto New Hampshire ‘parental bill of rights’ legislation

(The Center Square) – Gov. Chris Sununu is pledging to veto a controversial proposal to create a “parental rights” law requiring schools to notify parents if their child questions their gender… 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
Culture
‘In God We Trust’ decals OK to go back on police vehicles, after Haven City Council reversal

The people have spoken. What’s more, they have been heard. For now. After voting to strip “In God We Trust” decals off the city’s police cars, the Haven, Kansas city… 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
Opinion
Op-Ed: Genius move? NYC’s Black mayor bucks Progressives on the racial chessboard of ‘gifted’ education

(The Center Square) – Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to save accelerated education in New York City from progressive critics begins with students like Cassy Thime’s daughter: a Black second-grader who… Read More

May 20, 2022