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Legislation
Kentucky school choice amendment could be on the ballot in 2024

(The Center Square) – Unlike other recent Kentucky General Assembly sessions, legislators did not pass a school choice bill before this year’s session ended last week. However, proponents are not… Read More

April 4, 2023
Public Education
North Dakota House fails to override Burgum veto over pronoun use, speed limit

(The Center Square) – The North Dakota House of Representatives did not get the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto by Gov. Doug Burgum on a bill concerning pronoun… Read More

April 4, 2023
Public Education
States weigh legislation to ramp up school security following Nashville shooting

(Daily Caller) – Several states are considering legislation to increase security precautions in schools following a Nashville shooting which killed six. Oregon, Missouri and … Read More

April 4, 2023
Culture
Religious vaccine exemption vetoed in Arizona

(The Center Square) – Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would have broadened an employee’s ability to claim a religious vaccine exemption at businesses and take action against employers… Read More

April 4, 2023
Culture
Illinois Senate passes bill to allow AG to shut down ‘limited service pregnancy centers’

(The Center Square) – After much debate on the Senate floor, Illinois lawmakers voted to approve a measure prohibiting limited service pregnancy centers from engaging in what the attorney general could… Read More

April 4, 2023
Legislation
Oklahoma Senate approves private school tax credits, teacher pay raises

(The Center Square) – The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill that would give parents with an income of $250,000 a $7,500 private school tax credit. HB 1935 would give… Read More

April 3, 2023
Public Education
Burgum vetoes bill regulating pronoun use in schools; Senate overrides veto

(The Center Square) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vetoed a bill Thursday that would have banned school districts from enacting policies about pronoun use. Later Thursday, the… Read More

March 31, 2023
Culture
Heartbeat, first trimester or conception likely to center abortion law in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – Fetal heartbeat detection, or a ban after the first trimester with limited exceptions? North Carolina’s respective General Assembly chamber leaders are split on deciding when it… Read More

March 31, 2023
Legislation
Handful of Georgia Republicans join Democrats to kill school choice bill

(Daily Caller) – Approximately 16 Georgia House Republicans voted down a piece of school choice legislation on Wednesday that would have given taxpayer funds to students outside of the public… Read More

March 30, 2023
Legislation
South Carolina House signs off on open-enrollment school bill

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina House has signed off on legislation that proponents say would give parents more control over their children’s education, including a measure to create… Read More

March 30, 2023
Public Education
Universal free school lunches sound great. In reality, they’re redundant and wasteful

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a new law Monday ensuring all K-12 students will have free meals at school, but policy experts are skeptical… Read More

March 30, 2023
Culture
Missouri House adds diversity rule, cuts state funds for libraries in budget sent to Senate

(The Center Square) – A day of vigorous debates in the Missouri House of Representatives ended at 10:56 p.m. on Wednesday as the state’s budget bills were approved and sent… Read More

March 30, 2023
Culture
Women’s Bill of Rights, defining male and female, passes Kansas House

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas House has followed the Senate by approving SB 180, the Women’s Bill of Rights, codifying into state law that an individual’s “sex” means an… Read More

March 30, 2023
Legislation
Idaho governor signs law mandating open enrollment for all public schools

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a new school choice bill into law today that proponents say will end zoning discrimination.  SB 1125 requires all school… Read More

March 29, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Parental Rights in Education bill becomes law after Democratic governor declines to veto

(Daily Caller) – Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear let a bill that allows parents to challenge sexually explicit school materials become law without his signature on Tuesday. Read More

March 29, 2023
Public Education
Mississippi lawmakers pass bill to allow schools to arm workers

(The Center Square) — The Mississippi Legislature approved a compromise this week on a bill that would allow trained school employees who possess enhanced concealed carry permits to carry firearms… Read More

March 29, 2023
Culture
Bills filed in Texas to ban DEI policies in higher education institutions, government entities

(The Center Square) – Several bills have been filed in the Texas legislature to ban “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DEI) policies from being implemented at higher public institutions and government… Read More

March 28, 2023
Culture
Five-year-old boy testifies against drag queen bill wearing sparkly dress and crown

Testimony against a Nebraska bill to prohibit children from attending drag shows was heard last week from fully outfitted drag queens, including a 5-year-old boy. Asa Ross and his… Read More

March 28, 2023
Culture
‘We got rid of a race-based system, and you’re trying to bring it back’: Black mother unloads on Minnesota bill proposing ethnic studies for kindergarten

The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill that would require all public school students to take ethnic studies – even kindergarteners. “Minnesota’s K-12 student population is rapidly becoming… Read More

March 27, 2023
Culture
Kentucky Gov. Beshear vetoes Senate bill restricting sex-change procedures for youth and sex ed in schools

Image via Facebook. (The Center Square) – The primary sponsor of a controversial bill that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed Friday called out the Democrat for kowtowing… Read More

March 27, 2023