Washington bar exam lifts mask mandate after newspaper report

Bar exam takers will no longer be required to wear masks during the 12-hour test in Washington, D.C. after a flurry of negative coverage when a newspaper reported on the… Read More

May 23, 2023
Public Education
A staggeringly low number of Philadelphia students are proficient in math

(Daily Caller) – Only 17% of third through eighth grade students in Philadelphia School District met math grade level expectations in the 2021-2022 school year, according to a Monday district… Read More

May 9, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Union president grilled by GOP over ‘unconscionable’ school lockdowns

The head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Randi Weingarten, testified in front of Republican lawmakers over school lockdowns pushed by her teachers’ union. Appearing before the… Read More

April 27, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Michigan spent $6.2M on COVID advertising to target students

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services spent $6.2 million on COVID advertising, which targeted K-12 students between October 2022 and July 2023. The campaign budgeted… Read More

April 25, 2023
Culture, Public Education
DC Public Schools require negative COVID-19 tests after spring break

The District of Columbia Public Schools system will require staff and students to submit a negative COVID-19 test when they return from spring break. This will mark the… Read More

April 24, 2023
Teachers union president to testify on school closures at COVID-19 house hearing

(Daily Caller) – The president of the nation’s second largest teachers union will testify at a U.S. House Select Subcommittee’s hearing on school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Select… Read More

April 12, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Pandemic relief funds finding laborers more than students

(The Center Square) – Recent research is raising the alarm about states spending federal COVID-19 relief funding intended for learning loss on labor, setting the stage for a painful fiscal… Read More

April 12, 2023
Judge halts Biden admin program requiring 2-year-olds to wear masks

(Daily Caller) – A Texas federal judge halted the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) program that required children as young as 2 years old to wear masks. Judge… Read More

April 6, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Hundreds of millions of COVID-19 aid never reached K-12 school districts

(Daily Caller) – More than $736 million of federal COVID-19 funds did not reach the K-12 schools and students it was meant for, with some states putting the money towards… Read More

March 31, 2023
Courts, Culture
Federal court declines to take up Maine religious freedom case

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals court has declined to take up a lawsuit filed by a Maine church alleging that the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on worship services during the… Read More

November 7, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Bailey demands apology from Pritzker over COVID school closures

(The Center Square) – In the final days of the campaign for Illinois governor, the major party candidates are taking jabs at each other for closing schools during the pandemic. Read More

November 7, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Many Washington state students lost almost a year of math under COVID policies, per Harvard study

(The Center Square) – Research from a collaboration between Stanford University and Harvard University reveals that Washington State lost multiple months of learning in math and reading since 2019. Read More

November 1, 2022
Gov. DeSantis: Nation’s report card scores show keeping schools open the right decision

(The Center Square) – The 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) rankings indicate that Florida students are “well ahead of their peers, especially with younger and educationally at-risk students… Read More

October 31, 2022
Culture, Public Education
WSU professor details COVID school closures impact on students, parents

(The Center Square) – Benjamin Cowan, associate professor at Washington State University’s School of Economic Sciences, delved into the impact COVID-19 school closures have had on children and parents during… Read More

October 27, 2022
Culture, Public Education
CDC may add COVID vaccine to list of required childhood vaccines despite ‘no clinical data’

In an unprecedented move the CDC is expected to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the mandated child immunization schedule – despite a lack of clinical data, a respected doctor… Read More

October 19, 2022
Culture, Opinion
Is a global program enlisting teachers to fight ‘misinformation’ really about quelling dissent?

Some of the world’s most powerful health organizations have gained a major ally in their campaign to quell dissent within the medical profession and the public at large. … Read More

September 19, 2022
Culture, Opinion
Biden administration and special interest groups played politics instead of getting kids back to school

(reimaginED) – On Sept. 1, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona claimed that the Biden administration had a plan to “focus on safely getting back to in-person learning” last year. On… Read More

September 7, 2022
Culture, Opinion
Mask mandates expose the mulishness of public education bureaucrats while others buck policy

According to Burbio’s Mask Policy Tracker, only seven of the 500 largest school districts in the United States (1.4%) had a mask mandate in effect for… Read More

September 6, 2022
Public Education
How Saginaw Public Schools spent $27M of COVID relief money

(The Center Square) – As students statewide return to the classroom, Michigan school districts have spent some of nearly $6 billion allocated to help students recover from COVID-19. Michigan schools… Read More

September 1, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Washington D.C. delays enforcement of student vaccine mandate after mass noncompliance

(The Center Square) – Washington, D.C.’s vaccine mandate for students over 12 years old has been the subject of major controversy, and is now being put to the test after… Read More

August 29, 2022