Public Education
Study: New Hampshire ed funding grows as enrollment drops

(The Center Square) – A new study says public school funding has skyrocketed in New Hampshire while enrollment fell. The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy said in its new… Read More

May 9, 2023
Public Education
NC Gov. Cooper reiterates his ask of lawmakers for more money in education

(The Center Square) – North Carolina’s Democratic governor is asking the Republican majorities in the Legislature to help fund the repair for costly stay-at-home orders he and Health Secretary Dr. Read More

April 26, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Report: schools tossing Chromebooks designed to expire after four years

(The Center Square) – A new report has found that the millions of taxpayer-funded Chromebooks that flooded schools during the pandemic are being discarded because of their expiration dates. Read More

April 25, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Lawsuit claims New Hampshire public schools aren’t adequately funded despite billion-dollar increase

Several school districts are suing New Hampshire, alleging their state fails to meet the constitutional obligation to adequately fund public education. Even though both state and local funds… Read More

April 24, 2023
Public Education
Millions in federal education money not properly reported, monitored

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction failed to properly monitor and report on millions in federal education grants in the prior fiscal year, according to… Read More

April 21, 2023
Public Education
Thirty months later, Arizona lawmakers want answers about a Yuma district’s spending

(The Center Square) – A follow-up report to a Yuma-area school district performance audit has raised almost as much outrage as the development that first sparked the probe nearly three… Read More

April 18, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island reaps meager return despite huge spending in public education

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released its first accountability report card, and the state commissioner struggled to put a positive spin on the results. Covering the… Read More

April 17, 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
In new record, Biden requests billions to advance gender agenda worldwide

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget proposal requests billions of dollars to advance his gender and sexuality agenda around the world, allocating far more taxpayer dollars to… Read More

March 17, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Teacher courses promoting critical race theory were funded by pandemic relief in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used federal pandemic relief funds to create virtual courses for teachers about anti-racism and social justice, which encouraged teachers to engage with… 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
School choice advocates launch campaign to amend Oregon Constitution

A grassroots campaign in Oregon is collecting signatures to get two school choice constitutional amendments on the ballot. Although lawmakers in many states are working to implement school… Read More

February 17, 2023
Public Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education seeks 7.7% funding hike as enrollment dips

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Board of Higher Education wants more funding at a time when enrollment in state public colleges and universities has declined. The board has proposed a… Read More

February 9, 2023
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
Public Education
Missouri governor’s spending spree, including a proposed $56 million on pre-K, raises questions

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson unveiled a number of ambitious spending initiatives in his State of the State speech, including $56 million to expand prekindergarten options which… Read More

January 20, 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
Michigan’s underperforming public schools require state-mandated ‘comprehensive support’

(The Center Square) – Fifty-four Michigan school districts and 112 schools will receive required state partnership intervention, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Education. The department partners… Read More

November 30, 2022
Public Education
After test scores show record decline for NYC students, Mayor Adams proposes $4 billion for school heaters in ‘unrealistic’ energy program

The mayor of America’s largest city announced a plan in late October to spend $4 billion to electrify school heating systems as part of an energy… Read More

November 7, 2022
Public Education
More money, same problems: Despite billions spent on education, California NAEP scores are below national average

When national test score data revealed California students scored well below the national average, Gov. Gavin Newsom pointed out his state experienced “less learning loss” than… Read More

November 2, 2022
Public Education
‘Trick on Taxpayers’ outlines questionable projects, for schools and others, funded by COVID-19 relief

(The Center Square) – More and more federally funded, controversial projects that came as part of pandemic-relief spending passed by Congress are coming to light, and few of them do… Read More

November 1, 2022