Three years after pandemic began, Biden will lift federal vaccination mandates

(The Center Square) – The Biden administration announced Monday that it would lift vaccine requirements for federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers on May 11. The end… Read More

May 2, 2023
Christian Schools, Public Education
Christian educators, parents step up to help America’s students still reeling from COVID-19 pandemic

Students are experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues in record numbers, overwhelming the public school system. Christian educators and counselors are stepping in. “Our faculty is not… Read More

November 10, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Bailey demands apology from Pritzker over COVID school closures

(The Center Square) – In the final days of the campaign for Illinois governor, the major party candidates are taking jabs at each other for closing schools during the pandemic. Read More

November 7, 2022
Culture, Opinion
Mask mandates expose the mulishness of public education bureaucrats while others buck policy

According to Burbio’s Mask Policy Tracker, only seven of the 500 largest school districts in the United States (1.4%) had a mask mandate in effect for… Read More

September 6, 2022
Public Education
Illinois school districts trying to help students catch up after remote learning loss

(The Center Square) – Illinois school districts are in catch-up mode after the COVID-19 pandemic set back the development of many students. During Wednesday’s Illinois State Board of Education… Read More

August 18, 2022
Washington think tank highlights consequences of pandemic-era remote learning

(The Center Square) – The free market Washington Policy Center think tank on Tuesday released a study that says the state’s closure of schools in response… Read More

August 17, 2022
Culture, Public Education
As students return to school, some are facing COVID-19 vaccine mandates doctors say stunt learning and don’t substantially impact public health 

More COVID-19 mandates are in store for students in two major U.S. cities, and some doctors argue the costs outweigh the benefits.  Schools in New Orleans and… Read More

August 16, 2022
Courts, Public Education
Judge dismisses mask and exclusion lawsuit against most schools, state dismissed, saying cases are moot

(The Center Square) – Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow on Friday dismissed most defendants from a large lawsuit parents brought over mask and exclusion mandates. The attorney that brought… Read More

August 15, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Motions to dismiss challenges to COVID-19 school mandates under advisement

(The Center Square) – As schools prepare to start a new year, whether the case challenging broad COVID-19 mandates on schools is dismissed is still up in the air. Earlier… Read More

August 12, 2022
‘God-given rights’ are on the line: St. Louis mom unites thousands to fight for medical freedom

When Jennifer Barker took her infant daughter to the doctor for routine vaccinations, she never dreamed it’d be an event that would change both of their lives. Read More

May 4, 2022
Public Education
Study: Masks get failing grade in keeping kids in school

A study of the nation’s 500 largest school districts indicates that masking children in school had the opposite effect that proponents hoped — children in masked districts experienced, on average, 4-times… Read More

April 4, 2022
Public Education
Facing court date, Chicago Public Schools to lift mask mandate ‘in near future’

(The Center Square) — Chicago Public Schools are still requiring masks, but that’s expected to change. An attorney said lawsuits against other institutions requiring masks could follow. CPS was one… Read More

March 3, 2022
Public Education
Schools reverse unmasking decisions, Spokane mayor joins chorus to end mandates

(The Center Square) — Within 10 days of flouting the requirement that students wear masks in class, three schools in Eastern Washington reversed course to avoid paying millions in state… Read More

March 1, 2022
Public Education
Youngkin signs bill to ban mask mandates in Virginia schools

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that allows parents to opt their children out of public school mask requirements, effectively banning mandates on public… Read More

February 17, 2022
Public Education
Bipartisan legislative committee blocks Pritzker’s emergency mask rule for schools

(The Center Square) – The governor’s latest school mask mandate rule was blocked by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). The bipartisan committee of Democratic and Republican lawmakers from… Read More

February 16, 2022
Public Education
Mask mandate ends, but public school enrollment continues to decline

(Brett Davis | The Center Square) – On Wednesday, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal issued a press release calling for an end to the… Read More

February 15, 2022
Public Education
Despite court order, Pritzker continues mandating masks in schools

(Greg Bishop | The Center Square) – Mask mandates for most indoor activities in Illinois will be lifted on Feb. 28. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is keeping his mandate for masks… Read More

February 11, 2022
Public Education
Op-Ed: Mistreating children as ‘following the science’

(David S. D’Amato | The Center Square) – For roughly two years, parents of small children and even toddlers have been forced to mask them, to cover the faces of… Read More

February 10, 2022
Public Education
Flip-flop: Gov. Lamont will end Connecticut mask mandate

(Brent Addleman | The Center Square) – Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he is backing a plan that would eliminate statewide requirements that masks be worn in child care facilities… Read More

February 10, 2022
Public Education
Dozens of students suspended in two VA school districts for not wearing masks

Fifty-three students in two Virginia school districts were suspended this week for going to school without a mask. The schools’ draconian measures violate Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order… Read More

February 4, 2022