Public Education
Report: Michigan schools spent almost half of COVID funds on employees

(The Center Square) – A new report found Michigan school districts spent their COVID-19 funds similarly to their general budget, with nearly half spent on employee compensation and benefits. A… Read More

April 16, 2024
Christian Schools
Liberty University won’t raise tuition through 2025 in commitment to affordable Christian education

Liberty University recently announced it won’t raise its tuition through the 2024-25 school year, despite the rising cost of education nationwide. The Virginia-based Christian school committed to keeping tuition prices… Read More

November 1, 2023
Boston Children’s Hospital received $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars for ‘gender transition services’

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Boston Children’s Hospital was reimbursed $1.4 million by the state of Massachusetts for its “gender transition services” from January 2015 to May 2023, according to… Read More

October 30, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools seek taxpayer funds to renovate nearly empty schools

(The Center Square) – A report shows that Chicago Public Schools are seeking about $14 billion to renovate their schools. With one-third of the schools less than half full, alternatives are… Read More

October 17, 2023
Public Education
Report: Colorado schools could get billions from Prop HH, but funds would lack guardrails

(The Center Square) – Colorado’s public schools could receive billions in funding if voters pass Proposition HH in November, but those funds would lack guardrails, according to an analysis by… Read More

October 16, 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
AZ ed head presents estimates showing ESA program will save taxpayer dollars

(The Center Square) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is sharing an estimate of Empowerment Scholarship Account costs that shows they would save taxpayers money, but not everyone… Read More

August 8, 2023
LGBTQ activist org awards thousands to schools across the country to promote gender ideology

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – An LGBTQ activist organization awarded more than 70 public and charter schools throughout the U.S. and Canada thousands of dollars to promote gender ideology, support… Read More

August 7, 2023
Public Education
‘Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic’: New Mexico governor announces $100 million for pre-K education, ignoring experts who say it won’t help

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday announced a $100 million addition to its pre-K program, despite experts questioning the efficacy of such programs.   “Today is a major step in… Read More

July 21, 2023
College savings plans could be applied to certifications, workforce training in VA

(The Center Square) – Virginia Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Rob Wittman are leading a bipartisan effort to diversify how college savings accounts can be used. The Freedom to Invest in… Read More

July 7, 2023
King County, Washington sex ed evaluation cost $4.8 million; program found ineffective

(The Center Square) – The U.S. government gave millions in federal grants to evaluate a popular comprehensive sex education curriculum developed by the county containing Seattle. While evaluators found… Read More

July 5, 2023
Public Education
Kansas district used $4 million extra at-risk state aid to boost SPED cash reserves

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas Legislature provides over $500 million of at-risk funding to deliver services to students at risk of academic failure.[i]  According to a 2019 state audit,… Read More

June 27, 2023
Conservative CEO will give ‘baby bonus’ to employees to help build strong families

(The Daily Signal) – As a response to woke corporations incentivizing employee abortions, one conservative CEO says he will offer his employees a $5,000 “baby bonus”… Read More

June 20, 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
Public Education
Alabama’s Ivey signs education and state general fund budgets

(The Center Square) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s budgets, including the general fund, Education Trust Fund (K-12 education) and their associated supplemental appropriations. The new outlays, which are… Read More

June 5, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana audit finds issues with COVID relief funds for schools, child care

(The Center Square) – A report by Louisiana’s legislative auditor found that the state Department of Education didn’t abide by federal guidelines for grants and overpaid several child care providers. Read More

May 23, 2023
School choice for all NC families passes House, heads to Senate

(The Center Square) – Senators in North Carolina are next up for legislation to fund students over school systems. Edgecombe County Democrat Shelly Willingham broke ranks and voted… Read More

May 18, 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
Public Education
Audit finds Dyer County Schools gave unauthorized bonuses to administrators

(The Center Square) — An audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found that Dyer County Schools gave more than $60,000 in ineligible bonuses to administrators out of federal COVID-19 grant… Read More

January 4, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Grand Rapids Public Schools’ COVID spending includes D.C. field trips, equity consulting

(The Center Square) – Grand Rapids Public Schools received more than $100 million of COVID relief to help 14,000 kids recover from pandemic learning loss. The recovery spending ranged from… Read More

November 28, 2022