law
Opinion
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
Legislation
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
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
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Legislation
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
Courts
Minnesota parents, colleges file lawsuit over anti-Christian education law

Christian parents and colleges have filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota law that would force faith-based institutions out of dual-enrollment programs. The state’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program reimburses institutions… Read More

June 5, 2023
Legislation
Delaware lawmaker wants more school resource officers

(The Center Square) – A Delaware lawmaker wants to carve out more money for schools to hire resource officers amid a spate of school shootings nationwide. The … Read More

May 23, 2023
Legislation
DeSantis signs ban on diversity, CRT at state’s colleges and universities

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law three pieces of legislation on Monday including one that bans the expenditure of taxpayer funds on critical race theory, along… Read More

May 16, 2023
Legislation
Louisiana’s Edwards vetoes bill that would allow state board of education to approve charters

(The Center Square) – A veto of legislation to allow charter schools approved by the state board of education, rather than local school boards, was one of numerous bills from… Read More

June 29, 2022
Public Education
Georgia Senate approves bill to ban teaching ‘divisive concepts’

(The Center Square) – Georgia teachers would be banned from teaching “divisive concepts” in the classroom under legislation passed by the Georgia Senate. Senators voted, 34-20, in favor of… Read More

March 15, 2022
lincoln, civics education
Public Education
Abraham Lincoln: We Must Teach Respect for Law in Civics Education

Our nation seems to be pulling apart. Americans are increasingly divided along ideological lines over the goodness and relevance of the founding principles of our country. The violence arising out… Read More

August 30, 2021