COVID-19
Culture
In COVID-19 oversight, House Republicans deliver a win for accountability

(The Daily Signal) – Better late than never. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the giant federal agency housing the National Institutes of Health, just suspended a New… Read More

May 28, 2024
Culture
Apologies for government response to COVID-19 not good enough, witnesses say

(The Daily Signal) – America can’t move on from what happened during the mass government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That was the message Tuesday at a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee… Read More

April 17, 2024
Public Education
Report: Michigan schools spent almost half of COVID funds on employees

(The Center Square) – A new report found Michigan school districts spent their COVID-19 funds similarly to their general budget, with nearly half spent on employee compensation and benefits. A… Read More

April 16, 2024
Legislation
Banning school mandates for COVID-19 vaccines to get a floor vote in Louisiana

(The Center Square) – Prohibiting requirements of a COVID-19 vaccine in all Louisiana schools, public or private, will get a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. Legislation… Read More

March 28, 2024
Public Education
NYT report concedes that left-wing COVID-19 lockdown policies led to generational learning loss

(The Daily Signal) – The COVID-19 school lockdowns created generational learning loss, The New York Times reports. Yes, just about four years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, The New… Read More

March 19, 2024
Public Education
Public schools are literally paying for people to go bang on chronically absent students’ doors

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Public school districts are resorting to paying door knockers to go to the homes of chronically absent students as more schools struggle with filling the… Read More

November 22, 2023
Public Education
Blue state students hit with significant grade inflation during pandemic, study shows

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Washington state K-12 students suffered significant grade inflation during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising concerns that learning loss may have had a larger effect in the… Read More

November 14, 2023
Public Education
Maryland school forces kids to wear masks after 3 students test positive for COVID-19

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Maryland school is now requiring kindergarteners to wear masks, a school official told the Daily Caller News Foundation. After three kindergarteners tested positive for… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
‘Evidence of backsliding’: Students’ math and reading scores aren’t bouncing back from school closures

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Students’ academic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled despite efforts to make up for the learning loss, according to a Tuesday report. Students on… Read More

July 12, 2023
Courts
Wuhan-partnered school district settles with aide who says she was forced out after saying COVID came from China

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A school district that partnered with the Wuhan School System in China has settled with an aide who sued after alleging she was forced to… Read More

June 21, 2023
Public Education
Nearly two-thirds of pandemic money for Missouri schools spent

(The Center Square) – Missouri has spent nearly two-thirds of the $4.3 billion in federal pandemic aid the state was awarded for schools, according to data from the U.S. Department… Read More

May 30, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana audit finds issues with COVID relief funds for schools, child care

(The Center Square) – A report by Louisiana’s legislative auditor found that the state Department of Education didn’t abide by federal guidelines for grants and overpaid several child care providers. Read More

May 23, 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
Culture
Three years after pandemic began, Biden will lift federal vaccination mandates

(The Center Square) – The Biden administration announced Monday that it would lift vaccine requirements for federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers on May 11. The end… Read More

May 2, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Illinois reallocates $30 million of COVID-19 testing funds for classroom air purifiers

(The Center Square) – Around $30 million has been designated to distribute 60,000 HEPA air purifiers in more than 3,000 Illinois schools across the state. Mike Claffey, of the Illinois… Read More

April 10, 2023
Culture
Religious vaccine exemption vetoed in Arizona

(The Center Square) – Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would have broadened an employee’s ability to claim a religious vaccine exemption at businesses and take action against employers… Read More

April 4, 2023
Culture
States with less restrictive COVID policies outperformed those with more restrictions, study shows

(The Center Square) – A new study is shedding light on the outcomes of states that placed restrictions on residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paragon Health Institute… Read More

March 31, 2023
Culture
Georgetown graduate says he was subjected to a psych evaluation for questioning school’s COVID policies

An attorney who recently graduated from Georgetown University claims the school forced him to undergo a “psychiatric evaluation” and threatened to report him to state bar associations after he questioned… Read More

March 30, 2023
Culture
DeSantis says Florida became ‘refuge of sanity’ during COVID

(The Center Square) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that Florida bucked the “COVID-19 orthodoxy” and instead utilized “commonsense policies to become a refuge of sanity.” DeSantis took a… Read More

March 17, 2023
Christian Schools, Culture
Connecticut church running a Christian school sues state over vaccine mandates for students

A church in Connecticut is suing the state over a vaccine mandate that might force the closure of its school. In 2021, Connecticut did away with religious exemptions… Read More

March 16, 2023