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Iowa bill banning punishment for teachers who don’t use pronouns advances

(The Center Square) – An Iowa subcommittee advanced a bill Monday that would ban disciplinary action against teachers and other school employees who do not use a student’s preferred pronouns. Read More

February 6, 2024
Courts
DOJ advised DC medical examiner to dispose of aborted baby bodies, lawyer says

(The Daily Signal) – The Department of Justice reportedly advised the Washington, D.C. Medical Examiner to discard the remains of aborted preemie-sized babies, according to an attorney with the Thomas More… Read More

February 6, 2024
Culture
Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman blasts Harvard for giving Hamas attack supporter a ‘platform’

Pennsylvania’s junior U.S. senator, John Fetterman, a Democrat, blasted Harvard University for giving a “platform” to a Hamas supporter who has justified the brutal terror attacks on Israel launched Oct. Read More

February 6, 2024
Legislation
Proposed legislation would require schools to notify parents on student pronoun changes

(The Center Square) – The Arizona State Senate Education Committee will be considering legislation that would require parents to be notified if their child begins going by different pronouns from… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
School districts, teachers unions kick off ‘Black Lives Matter’ Week Of Action

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – School districts and teachers associations across the country are preparing to celebrate Black Lives Matter (BLM) at School’s annual “Week of Action,” from Feb. 5 to… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Indiana bill would enable public school students to receive off-site faith-based instruction during school day

Indiana legislators are considering a bill that would allow “released-time” religious instruction for students during the school day at the discretion of their parents. The bill,… Read More

February 6, 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
Courts
Lawsuit: Minnesota Education Department ‘engaged in deceptive practices’

(The Center Square) – A lawsuit in the Ramsey County Second Judicial Court claims Minnesota Department of Education employees “deleted large amounts of data and intentionally engaged in deceptive practices.”… Read More

February 6, 2024
Courts
Legal briefs: South Carolina Supreme Court should allow scholarship program

(The Center Square) — Two out-of-state groups have filed briefs urging the South Carolina Supreme Court to allow the state’s Education Scholarship Trust Fund program to proceed. In October, The… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Elementary principal who moonlights as drag queen resigns

An Oklahoma public school principal has resigned after months of controversy surrounding his afterschool drag queen performances and past legal issues. Shane Murnan, the former principal at John Glenn Elementary,… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Prayer at school board meeting sparks Constitutional debate

A North Carolina school board meeting took an unexpected turn when the chairman opened the meeting with a prayer instead of the customary moment of silence. Before he prayed, newly… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Minnesota approves CRT-inspired ethnic studies standards for kindergarteners

A Minnesota judge has approved the state’s updated and critical race theory-infused ethnic studies curriculum – with one minor change. As part of a routine update to social studies curriculum,… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Dartmouth brings back standardized tests after extensive admissions study

Dartmouth College has become the first Ivy League school to reinstate standardized testing after its own study showed test-optional policies did more harm than good. Dartmouth… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
TEA takes over another school district after extortion, kickbacks, bribery convictions

(The Center Square) – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has taken over another school district in Texas, this time, La Joya Independent School District in Hidalgo County in the Rio… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Antisemitic allegations hit Philadelphia’s school district

(The Center Square) – Several concerned residents believe teachers and students in the School District of Philadelphia express antisemitism without impunity, including in an off-campus educator event they say excluded… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Mixed message? States cut college degree requirements for hiring but mandate FAFSA applications for high schoolers

More states are eliminating college degree requirements for some government jobs, bringing the total to at least 16 states announcing such rollbacks since last year,… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Department Of Education rule to enshrine protections for ‘gender identity’ heads to White House

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A policy that will codify protections for “transgender” students and change how schools respond to sexual misconduct on campus was sent to the Office of… Read More

February 5, 2024
Legislation
Maryland ‘Fairness in Girls’ Sports’ bill dies in committee

(The Center Square) – For the second year in a row, the Maryland Legislature killed a bill known as the “Fairness in Girls’ Sports” bill that would disallow biological males from playing… Read More

February 5, 2024
Culture
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
Culture
Abortion pill reversal saved her baby girl’s life

(The Daily Signal) – Katelynn Perry sat in her bathtub doing Google searches on her phone. Was there a way to save her unborn baby? She had… Read More

February 5, 2024