Public Education
New Jersey students still haven’t recovered from pandemic, state report reveals

New Jersey students are still lagging behind pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released by the New Jersey Department of Education. “The NJDOE’s School Performance Reports provide communities with a… Read More

April 8, 2024
Public Education
Inflation, COVID-era spending policies result in teacher layoffs nationwide

(The Center Square) – School districts across the country are laying off teachers, citing high inflationary costs, budget deficits, and federal COVID-era funding running out after receiving windfalls in federal… Read More

April 8, 2024
Public Education
No good news about student learning on 4-year anniversary of COVID school closures

(The Center Square) – Four years ago this month, schools nationwide shut down as COVID-19 numbers skyrocketed and students were sent home for what was initially planned to be two… Read More

March 26, 2024
Appeals court sides with Iowa on law banning mask mandates

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit overturned a ruling Tuesday that would have blocked a 2021 Iowa law banning mask mandates. The U.S. Read More

February 28, 2024
Public Education
School attendance nationwide is suffering from ‘long COVID,’ report finds

The CDC will soon drop the last vestiges of COVID-19 guidelines, but the problems of the pandemic are not so easily undone in public schools. A report from the American… Read More

February 15, 2024
Public Education
North Carolina ed leaders preparing for end of federal pandemic funding

(The Center Square) – A toolkit developed by North Carolina education officials will help districts analyze which learning recovery programs had the best return on investment as federal COVID-19 funds… Read More

February 13, 2024
Public Education
Union boss Randi Weingarten fought in-person learning for months, keeps repeating claim she wanted schools to reopen

The president of the American Federation of Teachers is continuing to claim she advocated for schools to reopen during the pandemic, despite evidence to the contrary. “We’ve always advocated for… Read More

October 23, 2023
Public Education
Schools spent millions in COVID bucks on educational software. It was barely used

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – School districts across the country spent millions in federal relief funds on educational software intended to mitigate pandemic learning loss, but in many cases, much… Read More

October 10, 2023
Public Education
Report: COVID learning loss could cost Arizona 18,000 high school grads by 2032

(The Center Square)— Arizona students have been majorly impacted long-term by virtual learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report from the Common Sense Institute Arizona estimates a… Read More

September 18, 2023
Public Education
Conservative school board members recalled in Oregon for vote to lift COVID-19 mask requirements

Voters in an Oregon school district voted to recall three conservative board members who voted to lift the COVID-19 mask mandate last year. Each of the members were recalled by… Read More

August 16, 2023
Public Education
Inquiry into teachers unions influence over school COVID closures ramps up

(The Center Square) – The U.S. House Committee tasked with reviewing the federal pandemic response is ramping up its investigation into what influence teachers unions had over federal rules that… Read More

June 29, 2023
University of Delaware settles class-action suit over campus shutdown

The University of Delaware has agreed to pay over $6 million to settle a lawsuit over the 2020 campus shutdown that ended in person classes because of Covid-19. The settlement… Read More

June 19, 2023
Public Education
Missouri using federal COVID funds to pay for teacher certification tests

(The Center Square) – Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will pay for educator certification tests with its remaining $500,000 in federal COVID-19 funding. The funds are from the… Read More

June 6, 2023
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
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
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