E-buses: Republicans seek delay for ‘mother of all unfunded state mandates’

(The Center Square) – Delaying a mandate requiring hundreds of school districts to replace fossil fuel powered buses with e-vehicles has been requested of the state by New York Republicans. State… Read More

February 14, 2024
‘Back to the pony express’: California superintendents criticize expensive electric school bus mandate

Some California public schools are pushing back against a new law mandating all school buses be electric by 2035. In October, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill… Read More

January 16, 2024
Washington bar exam lifts mask mandate after newspaper report

Bar exam takers will no longer be required to wear masks during the 12-hour test in Washington, D.C. after a flurry of negative coverage when a newspaper reported on the… Read More

May 23, 2023
Public Education
White House edits website to reflect press secretary deception on Biden school reopening

Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is getting blasted by critics for suggesting that President Joe Biden tried to reopen schools quickly during the pandemic. “Look, as you just… Read More

May 5, 2023
Culture, Public Education
DC Public Schools require negative COVID-19 tests after spring break

The District of Columbia Public Schools system will require staff and students to submit a negative COVID-19 test when they return from spring break. This will mark the… Read More

April 24, 2023
Courts, Culture
Federal court declines to take up Maine religious freedom case

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals court has declined to take up a lawsuit filed by a Maine church alleging that the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on worship services during the… Read More

November 7, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Many Washington state students lost almost a year of math under COVID policies, per Harvard study

(The Center Square) – Research from a collaboration between Stanford University and Harvard University reveals that Washington State lost multiple months of learning in math and reading since 2019. Read More

November 1, 2022
Gov. DeSantis: Nation’s report card scores show keeping schools open the right decision

(The Center Square) – The 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) rankings indicate that Florida students are “well ahead of their peers, especially with younger and educationally at-risk students… Read More

October 31, 2022
Culture, Public Education
WSU professor details COVID school closures impact on students, parents

(The Center Square) – Benjamin Cowan, associate professor at Washington State University’s School of Economic Sciences, delved into the impact COVID-19 school closures have had on children and parents during… Read More

October 27, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Washington D.C. delays enforcement of student vaccine mandate after mass noncompliance

(The Center Square) – Washington, D.C.’s vaccine mandate for students over 12 years old has been the subject of major controversy, and is now being put to the test after… Read More

August 29, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Coalition of lawmakers to D.C. mayor: End ‘unreasonable and destructive’ vaccine mandate for kids

(The Center Square) – A coalition of leading Republicans sent a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday calling for an end to end the district’s “unreasonable and… Read More

August 18, 2022
Public Education
Head of teachers’ union that fought to keep schools closed is now worried about students’ mental health

A national teachers’ union president is now worried about students’ mental health – after she and her union sought to keep schools closed, harming… Read More

May 18, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana House passes bill to require schools to inform parents about immunization exemptions

(The Center Square) – A bill to require Louisiana schools to inform students and parents about exemptions from school immunizations cleared the House this week. “House Bill… Read More

May 9, 2022
Reeves signs bill outlawing Mississippi COVID-19 vaccine mandates, passports

(The Center Square) – Mississippi residents who are not vaccinated will not be discriminated against under a new law, Gov. Tate Reeves said. The governor announced he… Read More

April 26, 2022
Public Education
California puts school COVID-19 vaccine mandate on hold

(The Center Square) – California will hold off implementing plans to require the COVID-19 vaccine for school children until July 2023, state officials announced Thursday afternoon. The state’s… Read More

April 18, 2022
Public Education
Games schools play: Is the government bribing kids to get vaccinated?

Kids will do just about anything for a sticker. But the very qualities that make children eager for a reward are being exploited by the government… Read More

March 15, 2022
Public Education
Better late than never? Schools back to normal, Pritzker orders

(The Center Square) – Illinois schools can return to “normal operating procedures when dealing with infectious disease,” according to an executive order Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued Friday. “Now… Read More

March 7, 2022
Public Education
New York schools set to finally lift mask mandate Wednesday

(The Center Square) — New York expects to drop its mask mandate for schools on Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters Sunday afternoon. The governor said that individual counties and… Read More

February 28, 2022
Public Education
Some Dems holding out while others drop mask mandates in about-face

(Brett Rowland | The Center Square) – Some teacher unions have lashed out in Illinois this week after a judge issued a temporary restraining order halting Gov. Read More

February 11, 2022
Oakland County parents sue over school mask mandate

(Scott McClallen | The Center Square) – Oakland County Parents sued Oakland County Health Officer Leigh-Anne Stafford and three school districts over their mask mandates on Saturday. The… Read More

February 10, 2022