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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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Legislation
Wisconsin legislator pushing for concealed carry in schools

(The Center Square) – There is a plan at the Wisconsin Capitol that would allow teachers and school workers to carry a gun inside a school. State Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha,… Read More

April 11, 2023
Public Education
Ohio state superintendent’s departure renews push to remove power from school board

(The Center Square) – Two Ohio state senators believe the recent resignation of the interim superintendent of Public Instruction opens the door to an overhaul of the Ohio Department of… Read More

April 11, 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
Culture, Public Education
Arkansas Senate advances bill requiring biologically based pronouns in school

The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill prohibiting teachers from using pronouns for students other than those assigned at birth, at least without parental permission. The vote was… Read More

April 10, 2023
Legislation
Twenty-four Texas House Republicans defect on school choice vote

(The Center Square) – In budget deliberations on Thursday, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives voted to ban state dollars from funding vouchers, Education Savings Accounts and other school choice… Read More

April 10, 2023
Culture
Boston Children’s Hospital goes all in on transgender procedures for kids, as more states move to ban the ‘harmful and irreversible’ practices

A doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital is calling for an increase in the capacity to provide “gender-affirming” care (GAC) for kids, especially in states with little or no restrictions… Read More

April 5, 2023
Public Education
New Hampshire Senate committee hears amendments to charter, public school bills

(The Center Square) – A New Hampshire Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on amendments to a series of bills cycling through the Legislature, including one pertaining to charters and… Read More

April 5, 2023
Public Education
Bill clarifies Oklahoma’s school bathroom gender restrictions

(The Center Square) – Last year Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill that would require students to use the bathroom of their biological sex, and this session they are clarifying… Read More

April 5, 2023
Culture
Florida House passes bill to extend Parent Rights in Education Act

(The Center Square) – Florida lawmakers have passed several education reforms this session, but the one drawing the most attention might be an extension of the Parent Rights in Education… Read More

April 5, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Arizona House upholds parental rights with pronoun bill

The Arizona House moved forward a bill that would require parental permission before school officials change a child’s preferred gender pronouns. The bill, which was approved by the… Read More

April 4, 2023