Court filings call for expedited schedule on LEARNS case

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin is asking the state Supreme Court to expedite briefings in a case challenging the emergency clause of the LEARNS Act. Griffin… Read More

July 14, 2023
Ohio governor signs state budget expanding school choice

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s 2024-2025 budget Tuesday, expanding the already established school voucher program. Under the 2024-2025 Ohio … Read More

July 5, 2023
Arkansas AG says he will appeal LEARNS Act delay

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin said Friday afternoon he will appeal a ruling that delays the implementation of the LEARNS Act until Aug. 1. Pulaski County… Read More

July 3, 2023
Sarah Huckabee Sanders sounds off on judge who blocked sex change ban for minors

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized a federal court ruling Tuesday blocking the state’s ban on child sex changes. U.S. District Judge James M. Read More

June 22, 2023
Arkansas Supreme Court orders school choice reform to go forward

The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling preventing the implementation of the state’s new educational reform law. The LEARNS Act is a series of… Read More

June 15, 2023
Arkansas AG argues lawsuit against new school choice law is really just political

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin called a lawsuit against the LEARNS Act political, while the plaintiffs in the suit said the case is a constitutional question… Read More

June 7, 2023
LEARNS Act challenge in the hands of the Arkansas Supreme Court

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin is asking the state’s Supreme Court to immediately stay a lower court order that suspends the implementation of the LEARNS Act. Read More

June 1, 2023
Arkansas LEARNS Act suspended by judge until June hearing

(The Center Square) – A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has suspended the Arkansas LEARNS Act until a hearing can be held to determine if lawmakers erred by not adding… Read More

May 30, 2023
Public Education
Study: COVID cost Arkansas students $6.6 billion in lifetime earnings

(The Center Square) – Months of educational setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic are projected to create a $6.6 billion in total lifetime earnings loss for Arkansas students, according to… Read More

May 18, 2023
Gov. Sanders says lawsuit challenging LEARNS is ‘political’

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders said Tuesday a lawsuit challenging the validity of the recently passed LEARNS Act is “absolutely absurd.” A group of parents and the… Read More

May 10, 2023
Four states advance bills prohibiting union dues deductions

Four states have advanced Republican-sponsored bills prohibiting union dues deductions for certain public-sector employees. Here’s what those bills say and where they stand. Arkansas Arkansas lawmakers delivered Senate Bill 473 to… Read More

April 19, 2023
Arkansas enacts Given Name Act. Here’s what parents of schoolchildren there – and elsewhere – need to know

(The Daily Signal) – Arkansas lawmakers delivered a clear message to parents of K-12 students this week: You have the right to know how your child is being treated in… Read More

April 19, 2023
Culture, Public Education
How Walmart pushed Arkansas public schools to go woke

(Washington Free Beacon) – In January 2020, Walmart approached public school administrators in Bentonville, Arkansas, about hosting diversity training sessions for the district. “We want people to feel welcomed, comfortable,… Read More

April 18, 2023
Public Education
Arkansas voters to decide on amendment concerning funds for vocational-technical schools

(The Center Square) – Arkansas voters will decide on a constitutional amendment in 2024 to allow the state’s lottery proceeds to be used to fund grants and scholarships for vocational-technical… Read More

April 13, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Arkansas Senate advances bill requiring biologically based pronouns in school

The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill prohibiting teachers from using pronouns for students other than those assigned at birth, at least without parental permission. The vote was… Read More

April 10, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs bathroom bill aimed to protect students

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill on Tuesday restricting bathroom use in public schools to members of the same biological sex. “The Governor has said she… Read More

March 22, 2023
Arkansas law allows malpractice suits against doctors who perform sex change surgeries on minors

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a law that would allow children to sue their doctors for malpractice up to 15 years after providing medical sex changes, including hormones. Read More

March 15, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Why chipping away at the Blaine Amendments is important for school choice

With 29 states currently considering school choice legislation, the education freedom movement seems unstoppable. But the legacy of a 19th century congressman hasn’t made it… Read More

March 10, 2023
Gov. Huckabee Sanders signs Arkansas school choice bill into law

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed the massive educational reform bill she championed on Wednesday.   After passing the House with an amendment last week, SB 294,… Read More

March 8, 2023
Gov. Huckabee Sanders expected to sign Arkansas universal school choice bill early next week

The bold educational reform bill heralded by Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will head to her desk early next week after House approval on Thursday. After passing the… Read More

March 2, 2023