Public Education
Some Kansas schools support open enrollment law, others seem hostile

(The Sentinel) – The bipartisan Open Enrollment legislation signed into law in 2022 offered hope for students who are trapped by their zip code in underperforming school districts. Read More

May 9, 2024
Germany’s radical law allows parents to trans their infants from birth

(The Daily Signal) – When it comes to gender politics, many in opposition acknowledge that adults have the ability to choose for themselves whether they pursue hormone therapy or body-mutilating… Read More

April 29, 2024
California’s fast-food minimum wage hike could spell trouble for public schools

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Two policies backed by Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom could place serious strain on California’s already fiscally unhealthy public schools. California’s new minimum wage law,… Read More

April 5, 2024
Taxpayer protection: Idaho law blocks funding for ‘gender-transition’ procedures

(The Daily Signal) – An Idaho law enacted Wednesday (H. 668) protects taxpayers from paying for “gender transition” procedures in a variety of ways. The legislation “adds to existing… Read More

April 3, 2024
Michigan law gives teachers’ unions more bargaining power  

Modern-day teachers’ unions are major political actors with multimillion-dollar budgets and agendas often unrelated to reading, writing and arithmetic.   While some states such as Florida are trying to curb the… Read More

March 15, 2024
Florida parental rights law survives multiple legal challenges, ends Disney feud

(The Center Square) – Florida has won its legal battle over its Parental Rights in Education Act, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law two years ago this… Read More

March 14, 2024
Australian law forbids prayers, revealing the religious freedom threat of bans on ‘conversion therapy’

(The Daily Signal) – Imagine the government told you what you can and cannot pray for, inside your own head. Such an idea seems better suited to “thoughtcrime” dystopias—such as George… Read More

January 4, 2024
California law requiring gender-neutral toy aisles goes into effect Jan. 1

(The Center Square) – California’s law requiring stores to include gender-neutral toy aisles goes into effect Jan. 1, with noncompliant stores to be fined $250 for their first violation and… Read More

December 28, 2023
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
Florida school on probation for violating rule against male participation in female sports

(The Daily Signal) –  A Florida high school has been fined and placed on administrative probation for violating the state’s bylaws by allowing a biologically male student to participate on… Read More

December 13, 2023
New California law cuts local school board control over educational content

(The Center Square) – California governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law that would significantly reduce the ability of local school boards to shape local curriculums, even within… Read More

September 28, 2023
North Carolina lawmakers endorse age verification for pornographic websites

(The Center Square) – Approved legislation to require age verification to access pornographic websites in North Carolina may face a legal challenge if it becomes law. Alamance County Republican Sen. Read More

September 26, 2023
Republicans, law enforcement call for Minnesota special session over school violence

(The Center Square) – Minnesota law enforcement groups and Republican lawmakers called on Gov. Tim Walz to start a legislative special session on school resource officers after a video of… Read More

September 14, 2023
New education-related laws now in effect, one blocked in court

(The Center Square) – Three new education-related laws are now in effect. They require public higher education institutions to allow athletes to compete only according to their biological sex, to… Read More

September 5, 2023
Legislature poised to overturn North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of bill banning child sex changes

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican supermajorities in the North Carolina state legislature are set to overturn Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a ban on child sex changes. North… Read More

August 16, 2023
New Illinois law closes loophole to prevent sexual grooming of students

(The Center Square) – A new Illinois law fortifies existing legislation aimed at preventing the sexual grooming of students by teachers and staff. The law is named after Illinois resident… Read More

August 8, 2023
Law ending automatic dues withdrawals for Tennessee educators to start after ruling

(The Center Square) – A law ending the practice of having professional organization dues directly withdrawn from K-12 educator paychecks in Tennessee will be allowed to go into effect. A… Read More

August 2, 2023
Tennessee approves 7,800 appeals of third-grade reading retention law

(The Center Square) – More than 86% of the appeals filed related to Tennessee’s third-grade retention law succeeded and the student will advance to fourth grade in the first year… Read More

July 21, 2023
School choice group says Illinois parents in limbo with fate of Invest in Kids program unknown

(The Center Square) – Nearly 10,000 scholarship recipients and their families face uncertainty after Illinois lawmakers failed to extend the Invest in Kids program.  The program, which grants tax credits… Read More

June 19, 2023
Illinois law now requires schools to report bullying to parents within 24 hours

(The Center Square) – Illinois school officials are now required to notify parents and guardians of any cases of bullying within a 24-hour period. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the measure… Read More

June 16, 2023