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Public Education
Illinois schools to receive taxpayer dollars for special education referrals

(The Center Square) – A new law allows Illinois school districts to get reimbursed with taxpayer money for sending their troubled students to both public and private special education programs. Read More

July 10, 2024
Christian Schools
‘Stiff-armed’: Iowa Christian school’s generous offer for vacant building rejected by Iowa public school in favor of low-ball bid from developer

An Iowa public school board rejected the bid of a Christian school to buy district property, even though the offer came in at over twice the winning bid. The decision… Read More

June 27, 2024
Public Education
School choice leader Florida to raise teacher pay over 5 years

(The Center Square) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference in Miami on Monday to announce $1.25 billion for teacher salary increases. DeSantis said the funds for teacher… Read More

June 11, 2024
Public Education
‘Parents deserve to know’: Missouri state auditor launches proactive school district finance reviews

The Missouri state auditor is fulfilling his campaign promise to proactively audit school districts and provide accountability to parents. Scott Fitzpatrick announced his office is starting with a review of… Read More

June 3, 2024
Public Education
NYC’s proposed billion-dollar budget increase ignores dropping enrollment and taxpayer burden

With federal pandemic relief funds set to expire, the New York City education establishment is scrambling to fill the gaps with billion-dollar increases to local and state aid. “We inherited… Read More

May 22, 2024
Public Education
America’s annual K-12 spending nears $1 trillion

The nation’s public education spending continues to rise, yet students continue to struggle with academic basics post-pandemic. The Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of… Read More

May 15, 2024
Public Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill trustees vote to cut DEI programs, redirect funds to campus police

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday morning to cut Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs and… Read More

May 14, 2024
Public Education
Oklahoma State Department of Education demands school district return misused COVID relief funds

The Oklahoma State Department of Education ordered a public school district to return over $573,000 of COVID-19 relief funds to the federal government, alleging misuse on athletic facilities. On Wednesday,… Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
‘Unrealistic and potentially dangerous’: New Mexico’s universal school meal program is riddled with impractical, expensive rules, critics say

Proposed reforms to New Mexico’s universal school meal program are being blasted by critics as costly and nonsensical. The New Mexico Public Education Department proposed a list of… Read More

May 6, 2024
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
Culture
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
Culture
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
Legislation
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
Culture
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