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Public Education
Some GOP candidates want to eliminate the Department of Education. Here’s what it would take

(The Center Square) – Republican presidential candidates have put the U.S. Department of Education on notice. Several candidates said at last week’s debate that they want to get rid of the… Read More

August 29, 2023
Legislation
Texas House Committee report previews special session on education

A legislative committee released recommendations for improving education in Texas in anticipation of special session on school choice. The House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment was commissioned in… Read More

August 18, 2023
Public Education
New Louisiana law requires ‘In God We Trust’ be displayed in every classroom

A new Louisiana law went into effect last week requiring public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust” in all classrooms.  The law, known as… Read More

August 8, 2023
Public Education
US Congressman’s bill would block Biden admin from withholding funding for schools with hunting, archery programs

A U.S. Republican Representative introduced legislation last week to protect federal funding for schools that have archery and hunting education courses. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tennessee, said his Protecting Hunting Heritage… Read More

August 7, 2023
Public Education
Some question taxpayer cost of Illinois law mandating full day kindergarten

(The Center Square) – Future kindergartners in Illinois will be spending more time in the classroom. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law requiring school districts to establish a… Read More

August 4, 2023
Legislation
National library organization works to kill anti-porn legislation

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The American Library Association (ALA), the nation’s largest library organization, is encouraging grassroots members to kill legislation that would prohibit librarians from distributing sexually explicit… Read More

August 3, 2023
Legislation
Missouri’s Department of Education and Legislature failed to advance meaningful education reform as neighboring states take major leaps

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is falling behind the curve of education reform in America, and the state Legislature didn’t help this year, policy experts say.  The… Read More

August 1, 2023
Legislation
Senators introduce bill to block taxpayer dollars for CRT at Department of Education

(The Center Square) – U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., reintroduced the Protect Equality and Civics Education (PEACE) Act, a bill that would block tax dollars from… Read More

July 31, 2023
Legislation
Expert thinks Georgia lawmakers will pass school choice legislation

(The Center Square) – Georgia lawmakers are likely to pass school choice legislation when they reconvene, one expert predicts. School choice has taken on new resonance after Rep. Mesha Mainor… Read More

July 28, 2023
Legislation
U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald proposes reform bill for nation’s largest teachers’ union

A U.S. congressman has proposed a bill to reform the National Education Association, which he accuses of being more “a political machine” than an advocate for education. “Student success is… Read More

July 27, 2023
Legislation
Gov. Ivey eager to pass universal school choice in Alabama

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared her intent to get universal school choice legislation passed when the Legislature convenes again next year. “My goal is for Alabama to be the… Read More

July 25, 2023
Legislation
Louisiana Legislature overrides governor’s veto, enacts law banning gender-affirming care for minors

A bill banning gender-affirming care for minors will become law after Louisiana lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto Tuesday. The House and Senate voted 76-23 and 28-11, respectively, to override,… Read More

July 20, 2023
Legislation
Abbott praises legislature for passing historic tax cuts bills, including school property tax rate

(The Center Square ) – Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday night praised the Texas legislature for passing historic property tax legislation – four days after the two chambers reached an agreement… Read More

July 14, 2023
Legislation
NC House’s veto override challenges on gender transitions, girls’ sports still expected, but on hold

(The Center Square) – Veto override votes in the North Carolina House of Representatives are expected next week at the earliest. None were taken Wednesday when it was thought a… Read More

July 13, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin Republicans reintroduce Save Women’s Sports Act

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers at the Wisconsin are trying again with a plan to keep individuals born biological males from playing girls’ sports. Rep. Barb Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, and… Read More

July 13, 2023
Legislation
Iowa legislators pass second-round-bill to ban abortions

(The Center Square) – Iowa legislators, in a special session Tuesday, again passed a bill to forbid doctors from performing an abortion once the doctor detects the unborn child’s cardiac… Read More

July 13, 2023
Legislation
Democratic representative’s move could prompt school choice passage in Georgia

(The Center Square) – Could a state lawmaker’s jump from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party lead to the passage of school choice in Georgia? Rep. Mesha Mainor of… Read More

July 12, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers blasted for using ‘partial veto’ to approve 400 years of public ed funding increases instead of just two years approved by lawmakers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed the state’s 2023-2025 budget Wednesday after partially vetoing 51 items, much to the chagrin of both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Most notably, Evers changed the… Read More

July 12, 2023
Legislation
Georgia’s school choice tax credit could save the state millions, audit reveals

(The Center Square) – Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit could save the state and local school districts millions of dollars in expenses. However, the Georgia Department of Audits &… Read More

July 11, 2023
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North Carolina governor vetoes three bills intended to protect parents’ rights and minors; Legislature may override

The North Carolina governor vetoed three bills pertaining to parental rights and gender-altering procedures last week while the Legislature prepares to vote on possible overrides this week. Gov. Roy Cooper… Read More

July 11, 2023