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Public Education
Kansas school district attempts to stifle, marginalize board members

(The Sentinel) – Chanute (Kansas) Board of Education President Heather Guernsey and Superintendent of Schools Matt Koester refuse to answer questions about a “board governance document” designed… Read More

June 11, 2024
Courts
Kansas school district dodging questions about legal fees

(The Sentinel) – The Olathe, Kansas Unified School District administration and board of education are either refusing to answer questions about legal fees defending a lawsuit the district ultimately lost… Read More

April 30, 2024
Public Education
Aurora Public Schools to have DEI retreat for education board

(The Center Square) – The Aurora Public Schools Board of Education in Colorado is participating in a retreat focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and the material for the meeting… Read More

April 26, 2024
Public Education
Illinois education officials seeking more tax dollars

(The Center Square) – The Illinois State Board of Education is aiming high in its request for more taxpayer funding in the next fiscal year. The board is proposing a… Read More

January 26, 2024
Legislation
Kentucky lawmakers propose bill to allow voters to elect state ed board members

Kentucky lawmakers filed a bill that would allow voters to directly elect the state’s school board members. Senate Majority Whip Mike Wilson, R-District 32, led a group of nine Republican… Read More

January 18, 2024
Courts
Kansas resident removed from board meeting wins First Amendment case against school board member

(The Sentinel) – In a victory for free speech rights, a federal jury recently sided with Olathe resident Jennifer Gilmore who was removed from an Olathe Board of Education … Read More

November 6, 2023
Public Education
Walters says Oklahoma education department is developing discipline policies

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma’s Superintendent of Instruction said he will be creating guidelines for every district on discipline. “You can go across the state and hear stories from parents… Read More

October 27, 2023
Public Education
Blue state officials vote to shove ‘climate change’ education into math class

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The New Jersey Board of Education adopted K-12 standards for math and language arts that include climate change education Wednesday, according to New Jersey Spotlight… Read More

October 5, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school superintendent defends gender pronoun instruction poster in middle school

(The Sentinel) – Students at Clark Middle School in Bonner Springs, Kansas can familiarize themselves with the issues involving gender identity pronouns with this school-approved wall poster now on display: USD… Read More

September 22, 2023
Public Education
Power play: NC Board of Education seizes purse strings from charter school board

(The Center Square) – Gubernatorially appointed members of a North Carolina board led a vote Thursday to institute education policy undermining the will of the 170-member General Assembly. The state… Read More

September 8, 2023
Public Education
Kansas state school board member misrepresents SEL position

(The Sentinel) – At the August board meeting, Kansas state school board member Ann Mah misrepresented a social-emotional learning (SEL) statement she attributed to Stand Together.  Mah claimed that… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
New Jersey education board adopts ‘equity’ policy that nixes gendered language

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The New Jersey State Board of Education adopted an “equity” policy Wednesday, changing all gender terms such as “men and women” with the word “persons”… Read More

August 4, 2023
Public Education
Bipartisan backlash against California’s ‘equity’ and ‘social justice’ math framework

(The Center Square) – Despite collapsing math scores, the California Board of Education voted to adopt a new “equity'” and “social justice” focused math education framework that education experts from… Read More

July 24, 2023
Public Education
Sanders appoints LEARNS supporter to state education board

(The Center Square) – Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ first appointee to the Arkansas Board of Education is a former Republican lawmaker who helped get the LEARNS Act through, according to… Read More

July 14, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Florida extends gender lessons ban from K-3 to all grades under Parental Rights law

The Florida Board of Education extended an existing ban on lessons involving gender identity and sexual orientation from K-3 to all grades in public schools. Previously the board… Read More

April 19, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin appoints new superintendent of public instruction

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons has been appointed to serve as Virginia’s new superintendent of public instruction, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. Coons, who… Read More

March 23, 2023
Public Education
Illinois State Board of Education discusses increased spending with House committee

(The Center Square) – Members of the Illinois State Board of Education are discussing their 2024 budget proposal, which includes an increase in funding. ISBE members met with the… Read More

March 16, 2023
Public Education
Virginians to offer feedback on history standards

(The Center Square) – The Virginia Board of Education this week is beginning a series of public hearings on the most recent draft of the state’s history and social… Read More

March 14, 2023
Public Education
School board rushes special meeting for policy change to clear wrestler for tournament. Did it violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act?

(The Sentinel) – The Newton USD 373 Board of Education appears to have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during a special meeting called on Feb. 22, 2023. The… Read More

March 6, 2023
Public Education
Ohio Senate takes another step to remove power from state school board

(The Center Square) – After failing late last year, a bill that would remove power from the Ohio Board of Education and the state superintendent is moving forward in the… Read More

March 3, 2023