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Culture
Biden swings at student debt cancelation a third time

The Biden administration has unveiled a new plan to pursue the president’s long-touted goal to “cancel” student debt for the millions of Americans who once promised… Read More

April 12, 2024
Culture
Denver plans to use millions from police budget to pay for illegal immigrants

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Democratic-run city of Denver, Colorado, plans to defund its police department to pay for illegal immigrants. Denver, which is commonly referred to as a… Read More

April 12, 2024
Public Education
Nonprofit set to get another $2M despite low reading, math proficiencies

(The Center Square) – A state lawmaker says the use of taxpayer dollars on Teach For America is a waste. The nonprofit teacher development group is seeking more money amid low… Read More

April 11, 2024
Public Education
Report suggests Department of Education innovation program is massive waste of taxpayer dollars

The Department of Education’s (DOE) classroom innovation program had a 74% failure rate while costing taxpayers billions, a new report reveals. Through its “Investing in Innovation”… Read More

March 25, 2024
Legislation
Effort to overturn Alaska governor’s veto of ‘half done’ education bill fails

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of a bipartisan education bill will stand after legislators failed to gather enough votes to override it. The bill, overwhelmingly passed in both chambers last… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
Mississippi’s education dollars disproportionately spent outside the classroom, state auditor reports

The Mississippi state auditor released a report on education spending that found the state disproportionately funds administration over the classroom. The data revealed that since 2006… Read More

March 13, 2024
Legislation
Illinois’ ‘equitable’ funding report seeks $1.4 billion more for higher education

(The Center Square) – Democrats unveiled a report that ultimately calls for Illinois taxpayers to pay $1.4 billion more to fund public universities. A Republican legislator questioned if that will… Read More

March 11, 2024
Public Education
Milwaukee schools’ request for $252M property tax hike criticized

(The Center Square) – The head of one of downtown Milwaukee’s largest employers says voters need to say ‘no’ to the latest tax hike request from Milwaukee’s public schools. Northwestern Mutual… Read More

March 7, 2024
Public Education
New report details the enormous strain illegal immigration is putting on public schools

Mass illegal immigration during the Biden administration has cost the nation’s public schools more than a billion dollars, a recent report estimates. “Since public schools must enroll minors regardless of… Read More

March 7, 2024
Public Education
Report: Ohio school spending rising; teacher pay, enrollment declining

(The Center Square) – Ohio schools spent nearly 15% more per student in 2020 than in 2002, while enrollment, the number of teachers and teacher pay dropped. According to a… Read More

March 1, 2024
Public Education
Report: K-12 student funding rose, test results haven’t in West Virginia

(The Center Square) – West Virginia inflation-adjusted education funding per student grew from $12,351 in 2002 to $14,163 per student in 2020, according to a new report from Reason Foundation. Read More

March 1, 2024
Public Education
Study: Illinois’ spending per student is one of highest in the country

(The Center Square) – A new study shows that Illinois continues to pump money into education without seeing tangible results.   The Reason Foundation found that Illinois’ inflation-adjusted education revenue grew… Read More

February 28, 2024
Public Education
Spokane-area schools reconsider how to spend money after voters turn down 5 costly bonds

(The Center Square) – Thirteen school districts in Spokane County saw 17 of 18 funding levies get approved by voters during Feb. 13 special elections. But five of those school… Read More

February 27, 2024
Culture
US Navy’s STEM ‘equity’ program prioritized candidates, internships based on race, docs show

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The U.S. Navy approved more than $750,000 for a project that, while purporting to “equitably” increase the number of students interested in serving in the Navy’s… Read More

February 16, 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
Report: 30 years after landmark court ruling to increase funding, Kentucky’s public schools are worse than ever

Public school activists often blame underfunded schools for poor test scores, but a new report from Kentucky says just the opposite. The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions tracked school… Read More

February 13, 2024
Legislation
Florida could expand its school choice program under new measure

(The Center Square) – Florida could expand school and funding choices again after a new bill advanced this week, although one critic says its funding restrictions could reduce program participation. Read More

February 2, 2024
Opinion
‘Power and control’: Why liberals act like fiscal conservatives when school choice is on the table

Opponents of education freedom have long claimed such programs are too expensive and will “defund” public education. Now that Arizona, the first state to implement universal school choice, has a… Read More

January 29, 2024
Public Education
Illinois education officials seeking more tax dollars

(The Center Square) – The Illinois State Board of Education is aiming high in its request for more taxpayer funding in the next fiscal year. The board is proposing a… Read More

January 26, 2024
Christian Schools
Arizona study shows school choice keeps private education affordable, doesn’t inflate tuition costs

New data in Arizona show the state’s universal school choice program has not affected private school prices, contrary to the claims of school choice opponents. The… Read More

January 23, 2024