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
Arkansas committee approves LEARNS bill

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas House Education Committee gave a “do pass” recommendation to a sweeping omnibus bill that would raise starting teacher salaries and provide “Educational Freedom… Read More

March 2, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
The conservative education revolution that David Brooks is missing

A bottom-up revolution is suddenly changing education and our country forever – this time for the better. It’s too bad that some are missing out on the story. Read More

February 27, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Arkansas committee greenlights public teacher pay hike, universal school choice

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Senate Education Committee gave a do-pass recommendation Wednesday to the Arkansas LEARNS bill, but not without some reservations from both Democrats and Republicans. Read More

February 23, 2023
Arkansas LEARNS education reform hits legislature

Allies of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders filed the Arkansas LEARNS bill in the state legislature this week, the anticipated education reforms promised when Huckabee Sanders ran… Read More

February 22, 2023
Arkansas committee greenlights bill creating obscenity standards for libraries

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee gave a “do pass” recommendation Monday to a bill that would penalize librarians who knowingly distribute what is deemed obscene material. Read More

February 21, 2023
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders unveils historic education reforms

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders unveiled a series of major education reforms, including universal school choice, after anticipating the plan Tuesday in her response to President Biden’s State of the… Read More

February 8, 2023
Public Education
Huckabee Sanders says Biden administration ‘doubling down on crazy,’ teases education plan for Arkansas

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Joe Biden’s administration is hijacked by the “radical left” and called for a new generation of Republican leadership in… Read More

February 8, 2023
Arkansas Senate passes bill classifying drag shows as adult entertainment

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would classify drag shows as an adult business and bans the performances from public property. The… Read More

January 25, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Study finds majority of parents considered switching schools for their kids; many want more information

In the past year, more than half of parents considered a different school for their children, a new study revealed. Rates were highest among African… Read More

January 17, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders supports parents and school choice with executive order

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed her first executive order toward “bold conservative education reform.” Sanders signed the order, called Arkansas LEARNS, after being inaugurated on Tuesday. Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Former teacher’s assistant pleads guilty in child pornography case

(Daily Caller) – A former teacher’s assistant in Little Rock, Arkansas pleaded guilty to three counts of child pornography charges on Tuesday. Augustus Shenker, who formerly worked at Miss Selma’s… Read More

December 29, 2022