Search results for “library bill”
Kansas City librarian derides parents as ‘people who can’t let other people have opinions’ in front of audience of high school students

As Senior Teen Librarian at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library,  Kelsey Bates says she gets to “live my dream of creating a warm and welcoming space… Read More

September 20, 2023
Public Education
Pritzker signs law stripping funding from libraries that restrict access to controversial books

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law a measure that withholds state funding from any of the state’s 1,600 public or school libraries that remove books… Read More

June 13, 2023
Feds’ college financial aid change would penalize multi-child families

(The Daily Signal) – Families across the country are struggling with the high cost of gas, groceries, and rent. Now they can add one more financial hardship to… Read More

February 15, 2024
Education establishment hostile to accreditation requirement to follow state law

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas education establishment is pushing back hard against a bill that simply requires districts to comply with state law or lose accreditation. The Kansas House K-12… Read More

February 9, 2024
Public Education
Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to reform Iowa’s special education agencies after 20 years of declining academics and lack of accountability

Gov. Kim Reynolds is backing an effort to reform Iowa’s education agencies after reported mismanagement. The network of nine Area Education Agencies (AEA) – distinct from… Read More

February 6, 2024
Brave Books Story Hour features popular female athletes Riley Gaines and Bethany Hamilton

A standing-room-only crowd of all ages packed a Missouri library on Friday to hear athlete and activist Riley Gaines and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton spread positive messages for children about… Read More

February 5, 2024
Florida’s ‘Kamala Harris Truth about Slavery Act’ would teach students about the Democrat Party’s pro-slavery history 

Florida public schools may soon be updating their African American history curriculum to include the pro-slavery history of the Democrat Party.  State Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, and Rep. Kiyan… Read More

January 12, 2024
Opinion: Let’s improve children’s mental health by protecting them online

As Gen Z began to mature, sociologists began to notice some startling trends they didn’t see among the Millennials, Gen X, or the Boomers before them. The teenage experience had… Read More

January 4, 2024
Illinois law cuts funding for public libraries that remove controversial books

(The Center Square) – A law involving public libraries in Illinois that created political divides is set to go into effect in January.  The law will withhold state… Read More

December 19, 2023
Biased documentary on school ‘book banning’ earns failing grade

(The Daily Signal) – It’s quite surprising how much dishonesty and disinformation you can pack into a 27-minute “documentary” film. (Twenty-five minutes, if you don’t count the two minutes of… Read More

December 11, 2023