funding
Public Education
New Hampshire public school funding now exceeds $20,000 per student  

The New Hampshire Department of Education has announced that education funding has officially exceeded $20,000 per student.   Despite a 20% drop in public school enrollment, per-pupil… Read More

January 18, 2024
Legislation
Kansas Special Education Task Force recommends more funding without required study

(The Sentinel) – Kansas legislation that created the Special Education Task Force directs it to “study and make recommendations for changes in the existing formula for funding of… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Study: Minnesota schools fail students with ‘financial mismanagement,’ declining academics

Public schools in Minnesota aren’t underfunded, but they encourage wasteful spending while their students fail basic academic tests, a recent study concludes. The study began through a collaboration with former… Read More

January 10, 2024
Public Education
Boston may close half its public schools due to low enrollment, consolidation

Public school enrollment in Boston has plummeted over the past two decades, forcing its leadership to consolidate and close as many as 59 schools. Boston Public Schools (BPS) recently released… Read More

January 8, 2024
Public Education
Report: Kentucky education funding, performance trending in different directions

(The Center Square) – A report released Thursday by an in-state think tank found funding for Kentucky’s public schools has dramatically increased since 1990 while student performance has waned. John… Read More

January 5, 2024
Public Education
Analysis: ESSER program made public education’s future more difficult as Biden financial cliff looms

A research center at Georgetown University (GU) is warning that thousands of public school districts face a “bloodletting” as one-time federal COVID-19 relief funds run out. “I know [saying ‘bloodletting’]… Read More

January 4, 2024
Culture
University to study whether puberty blockers cause ‘lasting’ brain changes for kids

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) approved a $600,000 grant for a study hypothesizing that puberty blockers used on children will lead to “lasting changes” in… Read More

December 26, 2023
Legislation
Illinois law cuts funding for public libraries that remove controversial books

(The Center Square) – A law involving public libraries in Illinois that created political divides is set to go into effect in January.  The law will withhold state… Read More

December 19, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school funding exceeds $20,000 per student adjusted for cost of living

(The Sentinel) – New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school funding was $17,650 per student in the 2023 school year, but adjusted for the cost of living, spending… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school district leaves school board association, citing political differences

(The Sentinel) – Jackson Heights USD 335 is leaving the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) saying KASB no longer reflects the district’s values. Read More

December 11, 2023
Public Education
Unions compel empty schools to remain open amid declining enrollment, financial troubles

Teachers’ unions are forcing empty schools to remain open after pushing to keep them closed during the pandemic. Classrooms in many schools are empty or partially-filled,… Read More

November 30, 2023
Public Education
Report: Maryland teachers’ union lines its own pockets with millions of taxpayer dollars

The state teachers’ union in Maryland is spending millions on its own employees while neglecting teachers and students, a new report revealed. Project Baltimore, a Maryland watchdog organization, discovered that… Read More

November 30, 2023
Culture
Dept. of Education threatens to pull funding from colleges over antisemitic activity

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Department of Education is investigating several colleges and universities over reports of antisemitic activity. The federal agency said allowing that kind of behavior could… Read More

November 27, 2023
Public Education
West Virginia declares special education emergency

 The West Virginia Department of Education has declared a state of emergency over failing special education services in Hampshire County. The state’s Board of Education agreed… Read More

November 20, 2023
Public Education
Audit: Most West Virginia school districts violated federal rules for $1.2B in grants

(The Center Square) – Thirty-seven of West Virginia’s 54 county school districts were noncompliant spending more than $1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 funds, according to a new report. A … Read More

November 14, 2023
Culture
U.S. Census Bureau proposes adding gender, sexuality questions for those ages 15 and up

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Census Bureau is under fire for embracing progressive ideology around gender and sexuality and pushing for taxpayer dollars to fund it. U.S. Sens. Marco… Read More

November 10, 2023
Public Education
Study: Denver charter schools yield greater return on taxpayer investment

(The Center Square) – Denver’s charter schools are more cost effective in teaching reading and math and result in a greater return on taxpayer investment than traditional public schools, according… Read More

November 3, 2023
Public Education
Legislative committee taking deep look at costs as it considers rejecting federal education funding in Tennessee

(The Center Square) – As members of a committee sit down to analyze the impact of federal funding on Tennessee’s K-12 schools, they will be diving in depth into numbers… Read More

October 26, 2023
Public Education
California reading, math scores continue to worsen post-COVID, despite hundreds of billions in education funding

California’s 2022-23 reading and math scores were recently released, revealing no improvement despite billions in additional education funds. The statewide average for reading and math is 46.6% and 34.6%, respectively… Read More

October 24, 2023
Legislation
Tennessee legislative panel to mull rejection of federal education dollars

Tennessee is taking steps to make good on its threat to reject federal education dollars by appointing a 10-member legislative panel to consider the move. The Lion… Read More

September 27, 2023