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Legislation
Nebraska school choice bill passes, heads to governor who has pledged to sign it

The Nebraska Legislature approved a tax-credit based school choice scholarship program on Wednesday in a measure Gov. Jim Pillen has already pledged to sign. Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, R-District 39,… Read More

May 25, 2023
Legislation
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo talks school choice successes with students

With a school choice measure still being considered in the Nevada Legislature, Gov. Joe Lombardo heard Christian school students and parents tell how school choice policies have helped them. Read More

May 16, 2023
Legislation
Committee takes testimony on bodily autonomy bill

(The Center Square) – A bill incorporating such topics as gender changes for minors, abortion and vaccine mandates was introduced to a Maine legislative panel on Friday. The Maine Judiciary… Read More

May 15, 2023
Culture
Missouri bills restricting trans treatments for minors and sports participation head to governor

Two bills that would regulate transgender care on minors and prohibit males from competing as girls in sports are headed to the desk of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. Read More

May 10, 2023
Culture
Illinois bills removing gender-specific language from state statutes spurs debate

(The Center Square) – Measures removing gender-specific language from various Illinois laws have cleared the General Assembly. One changes “mother” to “person who gave birth.” Another removes gender-specific language from… Read More

May 8, 2023
Legislation
Microschools continue to gain traction in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – Microschools, which provide opportunities for enterprising teachers and parents to find alternatives to the public school system, are gaining traction across the country — and indeed, even… Read More

April 21, 2023
Public Education
Iowa on verge of keeping gender identity, sex lessons out of the classroom

(Daily Caller) – The Iowa House passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation in K-6 public and charter school classrooms. In a 57-38 … Read More

April 21, 2023
Legislation
Hobbs breaks Arizona veto record with vetoes on school safety, religious vaccine exemptions

Image via Facebook. (The Center Square) – Gov. Katie Hobbs set a record for most vetos by an Arizona governor in a year on Tuesday with… Read More

April 20, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee House passes teacher pay raise, stops TEA dues collection

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee House approved a bill Wednesday to increase the base teacher salary to $50,000 in the state by the 2026-27 school year. The bill also… Read More

April 20, 2023
Legislation
New North Carolina bill would expand school choice in the state

(Daily Caller) – A North Carolina lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would create a universal school choice program for students and families. Republican state Rep. Tricia Cotham, who recently… Read More

April 20, 2023
Culture
Arkansas enacts Given Name Act. Here’s what parents of schoolchildren there – and elsewhere – need to know

(The Daily Signal) – Arkansas lawmakers delivered a clear message to parents of K-12 students this week: You have the right to know how your child is being treated in… Read More

April 19, 2023
Legislation
Four states advance bills prohibiting union dues deductions

Four states have advanced Republican-sponsored bills prohibiting union dues deductions for certain public-sector employees. Here’s what those bills say and where they stand. Arkansas Arkansas lawmakers delivered Senate Bill 473 to… Read More

April 19, 2023
Legislation
Arizona Gov. Hobbs vetoes school safety bills

(The Center Square) – Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed two bills that aimed to promote school safety on campuses throughout Arizona. House Bill 2332 would have required “one or more” firearms… Read More

April 19, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Louisiana State Legislature considers auditing DEI and CRT programs

Louisiana lawmakers are reexamining progressive programs in the state’s educational institutions, including content related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Critical Race Theory (CRT). Rep. Valarie Hodges,… Read More

April 19, 2023
Legislation
Tennessee House passes bill to add Hamilton, Knox counties to ESA voucher pilot

(The Center Square) – A bill to add Hamilton and Knox counties to Tennessee’s education savings account program passed the Tennessee House on Wednesday and will now head back to… Read More

April 19, 2023
Culture
Legislation aiming to protect girls sports in North Carolina to be heard as LGBT activists muster opposition

(The Center Square) – LGBTQ rights activists are mobilizing ahead of planned committee meetings this week on legislation designed to restore integrity to girls’ school sports programs. Equality North Carolina,… Read More

April 18, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma governor promotes schools choice, calls for no income cap

(Daily Caller) – Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt touted school choice legislation on Monday as the state legislature continues to debate its individual education plans. In the 2023 legislative session,… Read More

April 18, 2023
Public Education
Georgia’s Kemp signs education bills

(The Center Square) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed several education bills, including House Bill 147, the Safe Schools Act. It establishes a voluntary school safety and anti-gang endorsement for… Read More

April 17, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Kansas bill banning co-ed accommodations for students passes while Kansas school leaders focus on bond issue

(The Sentinel) – With veto-proof majorities, the Kansas House and Senate passed and sent to the governor’s desk Senate Substitute for House Bill 2138, providing for separate accommodations for… Read More

April 17, 2023
Legislation
School choice finds its groove in 2023

As many states are nearing the end of their legislative session, lawmakers from six states can rest easy after advancing school choice by leaps and bounds over the past… Read More

April 11, 2023