Public Education
Georgia governor says its time for ‘all parties’ to agree on ‘best educational opportunities we can’

(The Center Square) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is including an additional $1.4 billion in his amended 2024 budget and fiscal year 2025 budget proposals for K-12 education, he said… Read More

January 12, 2024
House, Senate leaders look ahead to 2024 Kansas legislative session

(The Sentinel) – Will Kansans see a flat tax, property tax reform, and school choice in 2024? How about Medicaid expansion? What to do with a projected $4.5 billion budget… Read More

January 9, 2024
Certificate of need, school choice among the issues considered by Georgia lawmakers

(The Center Square) – School choice, a possible Medicaid expansion, certificate of need repeal and tort reform will be among the issues Georgia lawmakers are likely to debate when the… Read More

January 8, 2024
New year, new laws related to education in New York

(The Center Square) – A new year signals new laws in New York, with the implementation of changes related to education. To improve public safety for college students, a Senate… Read More

December 29, 2023
After 3-year social media hiatus, outgoing Missouri state senator posts opposition to school choice

As support for educational freedom and parents’ rights has grown in Missouri’s Republican party, one senator bucked the trend by firing off a rare social media reply. “This is Senator Elaine… Read More

December 19, 2023
Florida Senate committee advances deregulation bills for school districts

(The Center Square) — Florida lawmakers advanced three new pieces of legislation this week designed to lessen regulatory burdens for school districts. Senate Bill 7000, which… Read More

December 15, 2023
Plan to research smartphones in the classroom clears Senate education committee

(The Center Square) – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, offered two amendments to help better understand the impact smartphones have in the classroom to the Advancing Research in Education Act… Read More

December 14, 2023
Could it happen here? Sen. Vance slams Irish legislation targeting free speech

(The Daily Signal) – Republican Ohio Sen. JD Vance sent a letter Tuesday to Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason expressing strong concerns about legislation that would undermine Irish citizens’ freedom of… Read More

December 13, 2023
Chicago mayor pushes for fully elected school board

(The Center Square) – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson says he continues his push for democracy on the Chicago School board, even though lawmakers didn’t pass legislation during their most recent… Read More

November 15, 2023
More work needed on school safety, Arkansas lawmakers told

(The Center Square) – Arkansas lawmakers passed some of the most comprehensive school safety legislation in the county, but more work is needed, a joint education committee heard Monday. Dr. Read More

November 8, 2023
Wisconsin lawmakers push for more free speech protections at UW schools

(The Center Square) – Republicans at the Wisconsin Capitol say students need free speech protections on University of Wisconsin campuses. The Assembly Committee on Colleges and University held a public hearing… Read More

October 30, 2023
Texas House bill on school choice opposed by Gov. Abbott is ‘D.O.A.’ under session rules

A new school choice proposal authored by a Republican in the Texas House is dead-on-arrival, and not just because Gov. Greg Abbott opposes some of its provisions. The 184-page education… Read More

October 23, 2023
Lowering the bar? California ends ‘willful defiance’ suspensions in pre-K-12, experts warn of disaster

(The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill ending “willful defiance” suspensions in TK-12 public and charter schools, a move that experts say could bring disaster amid… Read More

October 13, 2023
Texas senator files historic school choice bill

(The Center Square) – On the first day of the third special legislative session this year, Texas state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, filed two key companion bills related to education. Read More

October 10, 2023
Senator’s bill would require biological gender on US passports

(The Daily Signal) –  Sen. J.D. Vance is introducing legislation requiring a person’s actual, biological gender on their United States passports. The Ohio Republican’s Passport Sanity Act would require the… Read More

October 4, 2023
California Gov. Newsom mandates gender neutral bathrooms in schools by 2026

California’s Democratic governor signed into law a bill requiring California K-12 schools to provide gender neutral bathrooms by 2026.  “[O]n or before July 1, 2026, each school district, county office of… Read More

September 28, 2023
Tennessee legislative panel to mull rejection of federal education dollars

Tennessee is taking steps to make good on its threat to reject federal education dollars by appointing a 10-member legislative panel to consider the move. The Lion… Read More

September 27, 2023
Lawmakers propose increasing teacher classroom supply deduction limit to $1K

(The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tennessee, is a co-sponsor of bipartisan legislation to increase the amount schoolteachers can deduct for classroom supplies to $1,000 per year. The… Read More

September 21, 2023
Sen. Marco Rubio proposes bill to protect healthcare workers, government employees who oppose transgender ideology

Sen. Marco Rubio proposed a new bill Wednesday to protect healthcare workers and government employees who disagree with radical gender ideology. “It is deeply disturbing to see the progressive left… Read More

September 18, 2023
Voters support school choice measures, poll finds

(The Center Square) – School choice has become a heated topic in state houses nationwide, with six states enacting universal school choice programs this year, which allow public funds to… Read More

August 29, 2023