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Legislation
Homeschool nonprofit celebrates Ohio’s new law eliminating ‘common conflicts between parents, schools’

Ohio has become the latest state to ease homeschooling requirements after the governor signed a new law July 4. “By simplifying the law, the sources of many common conflicts between… Read More

July 11, 2023
Legislation
This California assemblyman wants more LGBT books in schools but refused to answer question over book about oral sex, gay dating apps

A California lawmaker who wants more LGBT book in schools refused to say if a book about gay dating apps and sexual acts was age appropriate. During the public comment… Read More

July 11, 2023
Legislation
Pennsylvania governor’s reversal on school choice betrays voters, children

(The Daily Signal) – In a year when the school choice movement has racked up a string of victories in red states, Pennsylvania was on track to become the first state… Read More

July 10, 2023
Legislation
Michigan house passes bill that could make it a felony to use the wrong pronouns

A Michigan “hate crime” bill, which could make using the wrong gender pronouns a felony carrying a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and up to a $10,000… Read More

July 3, 2023
Legislation
New laws expand homeschool freedoms, parental rights in Texas

Homeschool families in Texas are celebrating new laws that increase educational opportunities and freedoms for students and their parents. Stephanie Lambert, executive director of the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC),… Read More

July 3, 2023
Legislation
North Carolina Parents’ Bill of Rights clears House, needs concurrence in Senate

(The Center Square) – North Carolina students and parents could gain more protections in the public school system through legislation in the final stages of approval in the General Assembly. Read More

June 29, 2023
Legislation
Bill easing substitute teacher certification advances in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – The House Education Committee advanced a bill this week that extends flexibilities in hiring substitute teachers to ease school staffing shortages. Committee Chairman Rep. Peter Schweyer,… Read More

June 23, 2023
Legislation
Parents who don’t affirm gender identify of their child could be charged with abuse under California bill

(Daily Signal) – A recently amended California bill would add “affirming” the sexual transition of a child to the state’s standard for parental responsibility and child welfare—making any… Read More

June 9, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin ed department opposes parts of bill meant to shore up literacy

(The Center Square) – The retention policy requirement in a Republican-backed education proposal is a “non-starter” and opposed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The literacy bill, Right to… Read More

June 9, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin Assembly approves financial literacy class

(The Center Square) – Students in Wisconsin are a step closer to having to take a financial literacy class to graduate from high school. The Assembly on Wednesday approved a plan… Read More

June 9, 2023
Legislation
Prohibitions on transgender athletes, gender transitions signed into Missouri law

(The Center Square) – Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed bills into law affecting transgender athletes and creating a moratorium for gender transition treatments for minors. “We support… Read More

June 8, 2023
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
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
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
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
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