Public Education
Mass shooting threat closes summer schools in Kansas City area Wednesday; suspect’s arrest means classes back on

Multiple Kansas City-area school districts canceled summer classes and activities indefinitely Wednesday after word Tuesday of a mass shooting threat in the suburb of Blue Springs. Read More

June 15, 2022
Public Education
Missouri attorney general subpoenas seven school districts over invasive student surveys

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt subpoenaed seven school districts over highly controversial, possibly illegal student surveys.   The subpoenas, issued on Wednesday as part of an… Read More

June 9, 2022
Public Education
Judge tosses verdict requiring school to pay $4 million to transgender student over bathroom access

A judge has overturned a jury verdict that would have forced a Missouri school district to pay $4 million to a transgender student over access to bathrooms and other… Read More

June 9, 2022
Christian Schools, Public Education
Extent of far-left race and sex curricula in schools, and solutions, to be discussed by national panel at free public event in KC Monday

Frighteningly fringe curriculum on race and sexuality is much more widespread across America – and much less coincidental – than many parents realize, close observers say.  “These… Read More

June 8, 2022
Public Education
Missouri attorney general sues more school districts over new mask mandates

(The Center Square) – The final days of school bring field trips, exams, teachers cleaning out classrooms, and lawsuits from Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Schmitt filed… Read More

May 23, 2022
Public Education
Parents protest public school district’s woke agenda: Private schools ‘spend less with better results’

Strict masking policies may have first caught their attention, but now alert parents in one Missouri school district are protesting divisive, even partisan “equity” curriculum, test questions and… Read More

May 20, 2022
Missouri legislative session ends with progress on education

New funding for charter schools, expanding access to virtual school, improving childhood literacy and increasing teacher pay are among a handful of education initiatives that the Missouri legislature… Read More

May 17, 2022
Public Education
Missouri AG to investigate Missouri school districts over invasive student surveys, and the harvesting of the results

Probing personal surveys discovered in at least one Missouri school district ask young students about their racial and gender identities, as well as their political preferences and views… Read More

May 9, 2022
Science center in the Ozarks reinvents itself, wins $1 million prize to continue offering education choice to families

(reimaginED) – Two years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic began shuttering childcare centers nationwide, a Springfield, Missouri center that had been providing STEM education activities faced a critical decision. Should… Read More

May 9, 2022
Public Education
UM gets $1.25 million to help middle schoolers in core subjects

(The Center Square) – A federally funded program to help middle school students improve in math, science and language arts showed favorable outcomes and will be increased and extended… Read More

May 5, 2022
Public Education
‘Build Our Bench’ initiative gets three conservatives elected to school boards, says there’s more work to be done

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three conservative candidates in Kansas City’s Northland were elected to school boards earlier this month, much to the credit of a city councilwoman’s mission to get… Read More

April 28, 2022
Culture, Public Education
‘Parents Bill of Rights’ gets initial OK in Missouri House

(The Center Square) – A 10-page “Parents’ Bill of Rights Act of 2022” was perfected in the Missouri House this week after being voted out of the Legislative Oversight committee… Read More

April 18, 2022
Public Education
Bill would equalize Missouri charter school funding

(The Center Square) – A bill moving through the Missouri Senate would provide equal funding for public and charter schools and not take away money from school districts with… Read More

April 14, 2022
Parents upset with Disney’s leftward lurch have a wholesome alternative in Missouri’s Silver Dollar City amusement park

With Disney’s odd opposition to parental rights in Florida – and a company executive’s pledge to include “many, many” characters of various sexual… Read More

April 5, 2022
Christian Schools, Homeschools
KC-based nonprofit plans to help full-time working parents with homeschool

Rhonda McAfee thought her homeschool journey had ended when the last of her three children completed high school. “When my youngest son graduated, I thought I… Read More

April 5, 2022
Missouri bill would let students graduate early and use their school funds for college

(The Center Square) – Students graduating early from high school and advancing to a postsecondary institution would receive 90% of the funding spent on them by their school district… Read More

March 23, 2022
Bills on charter school funding, open school enrollment sent to Missouri Senate

(The Center Square) – Increasing charter school funding and allowing open enrollment in public schools came closer to becoming law in Missouri as the House of Representatives passed and sent… Read More

March 14, 2022
KC-area homeschool conference to offer curriculum options, educational resources

As the number of homeschooling families increases nationwide, support groups and organizations are stepping up to help parents explore this alternative education option. Read More

March 1, 2022