COVID-19
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
Courts, Culture
Conservative think tank awarded $77K in suit over Michigan teachers’ union’s COVID-19 loans

A Michigan-based think tank sued the state’s teachers’ union for misusing pandemic relief loans – and won. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational… Read More

March 9, 2023
Culture
Americans deserve to know what the government knows about the ‘likely’ leak of COVID-19 from a lab in Wuhan, China, says Hawley

Josh Hawley wants you to know what he knows about the origin of the COVID-19 virus. The U.S. senator from Missouri, along with Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, introduced the COVID-19… Read More

March 2, 2023
Culture
North Carolina bill would prohibit schools from mandating COVID-19 shots, masks, and quarantines

(The Center Square) – North Carolina House lawmakers have filed legislation to prohibit schools and public employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines, face coverings and quarantine requirements. In yet a second… Read More

February 15, 2023
Culture
Drummond says ‘state actors’ responsible for misuse of COVID funds

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said Tuesday, “a number of state actors and other individuals are ultimately responsible for millions in misspent federal relief dollars.” Drummond… Read More

February 3, 2023
Legislation
School choice supporters optimistic over Wisconsin open enrollment

(The Center Square) – The latest snapshot of the desire for school choice in Wisconsin is developing this week when the Open Application Period for three of Wisconsin’s school choice… Read More

February 3, 2023
Culture
‘Bill of rights’ would give Nebraska parents a powerful tool against school indoctrination, say supporters

Lawmakers in Nebraska spent Monday listening to public testimony on a bill that would formalize parents’ rights in education. “Every parent of a child in this state shall… Read More

February 2, 2023
Public Education
Former teachers’ union president charged with embezzling $400,000

(Daily Caller) – The former president of a Virginia teachers’ union was arrested and charged with embezzlement from the organization on Monday, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Ingrid… Read More

January 27, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Omaha school district spends COVID-relief funds to open $6.6 million health care center in poor performing high school

A Nebraska high school is using federal COVID-relief dollars on a health care center despite the extreme academic needs of its students. Benson High School (BHS) in Omaha… Read More

January 20, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana legislative task force conducts hearing on student behavior, mental health

(The Center Square) — Mental health experts on Wednesday provided numerous recommendations to a legislative task force focused on addressing Louisiana’s student behavior and mental health crisis. Cade Canepa, health… Read More

January 12, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Mask mandates make comeback in some public schools amid push back from MDs, parents

Experts and parents are questioning school districts which are imposing mask mandates over seasonal increases in viruses. Districts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts are among those… Read More

January 10, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Report: Washington schools superintendent not sufficiently tracking $3B in federal aid

(The Center Square) – A new state study looking at school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on minority students found that the Washington Office of the… Read More

January 9, 2023
Public Education
Audit finds Dyer County Schools gave unauthorized bonuses to administrators

(The Center Square) — An audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found that Dyer County Schools gave more than $60,000 in ineligible bonuses to administrators out of federal COVID-19 grant… Read More

January 4, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Boston could bring back mask mandate for kids

(Daily Caller) – Boston Public Schools is considering reinstating a mask mandate after the holiday break to minimize absenteeism from COVID-19, the mayor stated in a Wednesday announcement. The decision… Read More

December 30, 2022
Culture, Public Education
School district under fire for latest mandatory COVID-19 masking policy

A school district in New Jersey is taking heat after it reinstated mandatory masking for students, district employees and visitors to all district buildings. “Please be advised that… Read More

December 22, 2022
Legislation
The long-term shifts taking place in American K-12 education

(reimaginED) – American K-12 education was doing quite poorly before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparisons to other nations on international exams, American schools spent lavishly but scored… Read More

December 21, 2022
Culture, Public Education
City’s school district orders kids to mask up for two weeks after holidays

(Daily Caller) – Philadelphia schools will again require students and staff to wear masks during the school day after the holidays, according to Fox 29 News. The School District of… Read More

December 16, 2022
Culture
Randi Weingarten doesn’t appear at final House coronavirus hearing after GOP invite

(Daily Caller) – Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), did not testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Wednesday, despite an invitation… Read More

December 16, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Americans have lost confidence in public education, fueling school choice growth during the pandemic, according to report

A startling 5 in 10 parents profess a loss of confidence in the public school classroom, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. That statistic comes in… Read More

December 2, 2022
Public Education
Abbott reminds TEA, school superintendents COVID-19 vaccines are only voluntary

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott is reminding school leaders that the COVID-19 vaccine is prohibited from being made mandatory as a school entry requirement in Texas, a prohibition… Read More

November 21, 2022