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Legislation
Former presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway urges Missouri legislators to enact school choice

As Missouri appears poised to spend an unprecedented amount of money on K-12 education, it must spend it wisely – meaning school choice and an “education renaissance” in the state,… Read More

February 23, 2023
Homeschools
Wyoming expands definition of homeschooling, promotes ‘richer’ education

Wyoming passed a new law last week that expands the definition of homeschooling to include groups of families. HB 70, which had 30 Republican co-sponsors, removed… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Nebraska bill addresses teacher shortage by recruiting veterans

The Nebraska Legislature is considering a bill that would address the state’s teacher shortage by fast-tracking temporary teaching licenses for military veterans. LB 188, sponsored by… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture, Public Education
‘I have a Master’s degree’: Teacher mocks parental involvement in curriculum

(Daily Caller) – A teacher speaking out against parental rights legislation in Arizona Wednesday cited her master’s degree while mocking parents seeking involvement in school curricula. “I have a master’s… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture
Virginia House committee defeats effort to enshrine abortion in Constitution

(The Center Square) – Efforts by Virginia Democrats to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to place reproductive health protections in the state constitution,… Read More

February 22, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Bill would create statewide charter school board in Oklahoma

(The Center Square) – A bill that would create a single statewide charter school board in Oklahoma passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Currently, there are two charter school… Read More

February 22, 2023
Legislation
Arkansas LEARNS education reform hits legislature

Allies of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders filed the Arkansas LEARNS bill in the state legislature this week, the anticipated education reforms promised when Huckabee Sanders ran… Read More

February 22, 2023
Legislation
Florida Senate Education Committee approves school choice bill

(The Center Square) – The Florida Senate Education Committee approved a bill that will further expand education choice in the Sunshine State on Tuesday. Education Committee Chairman Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee,… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture
Arkansas committee greenlights bill creating obscenity standards for libraries

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee gave a “do pass” recommendation Monday to a bill that would penalize librarians who knowingly distribute what is deemed obscene material. Read More

February 21, 2023
Legislation
North Carolina bill would increase punishment for sexually abusive teachers

North Carolina Republicans are determined to throw out the trash, not pass it. A group of Republican state representatives introduced HB 142, also called Protect… Read More

February 20, 2023
Legislation
Arizona Senate committee OKs bill to require more ESA disclosures

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education may soon be required to create a quarterly report about the Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Senate Bill 1706 was introduced by… Read More

February 20, 2023
Public Education
Indiana House passes bill to provide voluntary firearms training to teachers

(The Center Square) – Indiana lawmakers approved a bill recently that would allow teachers and school staff to receive firearms training. Under House Bill 1177, the state… Read More

February 20, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Oklahoma GOP education plan raises teacher pay, gives tax credit for private school

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma public schools would get an increase of half a billion dollars in funding and parents would have access to a parental choice tax credit under… Read More

February 17, 2023
Culture
Virginia Senate panel defeats slew of education bills, including on parents’ rights

(The Center Square) – A panel of Virginia state Senate lawmakers defeated a torrent of Republican-backed education bills Thursday, including measures to require schools to maintain a catalog and… Read More

February 17, 2023
Legislation
Tennessee Senate approves adding Hamilton County to ESA program

(The Center Square) – A bill to add Hamilton County schools to Tennessee’s pilot education savings account program was approved by the Senate on Thursday and is scheduled to be… Read More

February 17, 2023
Culture
Alabama lawmakers file 34 bills early, including a parents’ bill of rights

(The Center Square) — Alabama lawmakers have already prefiled 34 bills before the start of the state’s session on March 7. The substance in them includes banning teaching of critical race… Read More

February 16, 2023
Culture
Oklahoma Senate passes bill banning gender transitions for minors

(The Center Square) – The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill Wednesday that bans physicians from performing gender transition surgery on minors. Physicians would face a felony and a… Read More

February 16, 2023
Culture
North Carolina bill would prohibit schools from mandating COVID-19 shots, masks, and quarantines

(The Center Square) – North Carolina House lawmakers have filed legislation to prohibit schools and public employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines, face coverings and quarantine requirements. In yet a second… Read More

February 15, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma House will consider bill changing state education board

(The Center Square) – A bill that would change the makeup of the Oklahoma State Board of Education passed the House Common Education Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 2562 adds… Read More

February 15, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Arizona parents protest Gov. Hobb’s attempt to deny school choice to 30,000 students

A group of parents will converge at the state capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Katie Hobbs’ proposed budget cuts to the school choice scholarship program. “We’re not… Read More

February 14, 2023