After 3-year social media hiatus, outgoing Missouri state senator posts opposition to school choice

As support for educational freedom and parents’ rights has grown in Missouri’s Republican party, one senator bucked the trend by firing off a rare social media reply. “This is Senator Elaine… Read More

December 19, 2023
Public Education
Missouri public education still playing catch-up, says latest report card

Newly released data from Missouri reveals that one in six school districts fall short of meeting new state accreditation standards. The 2023 annual performance report, which… Read More

December 19, 2023
Public Education
Missouri lawmaker introduces universal education tax credit bill, assures families no strings attached

Missouri state lawmakers are laying the groundwork for major education reform, including a universal education tax credit. State Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, introduced HB 1911… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Missouri teacher suspected of encouraging students to hide pronouns from parents

A Missouri chemistry teacher used a first-of-year worksheet to ask students which “name” and “pronouns” she should use when contacting their parents or guardians, a watchdog group revealed. In August,… Read More

December 14, 2023
Public Education
Missouri school’s LGBT lesson plans for kindergarteners include resources from pro-sex change organization

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – North Kansas City School District is offering children, as young as in kindergarten, lessons on LGBTQ history that include stories of little boys who dress… Read More

December 6, 2023
Public Education
Struggling Saint Louis Public Schools sues state to halt opening of hoped-for charter school

St. Louis, Missouri’s public school district has filed a lawsuit against the state to stop the opening of a state-approved, public charter school. Critics of the suit contend that Saint… Read More

December 4, 2023
Missouri court hears arguments over state abortion law in lawsuit brought by liberal clergy

A Missouri circuit court heard initial arguments in a lawsuit against the state’s abortion law. Missouri’s Stand for the Unborn Act was passed in 2019 and… Read More

November 20, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
Supers in this Kansas district want more money, higher property tax, no accountability

(The Sentinel) – The 2024 legislative agenda that Leavenworth County superintendents are proposing for adoption by their school boards is loaded with demands for legislators to increase funding, allow school boards… Read More

November 13, 2023
Public Education
Missouri school choice program quietly swells in second year, but has lots of room for growth

Participation in Missouri’s school choice program has ballooned nearly 10% since its inaugural year – but parents and patrons need to know there’s still plenty of room for them to… Read More

November 7, 2023
Missouri, Idaho and Kansas suing FDA for its rules on abortion-inducing pills, including drugs by mail

(The Center Square) – Missouri, Idaho and Kansas filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requesting a rollback of rules… Read More

November 7, 2023
Op-ed: SEL is ‘class warfare some want warring in classrooms,’ contrary to the claims of EdWeek and others

In a recent piece by Education Week categorized under “leadership,” the authors disguised what was, in fact, an editorial, as in-depth reporting on social, emotional learning (SEL) in the state… Read More

November 7, 2023
Public Education
School busts 2nd teacher in less than a month for selling porn on OnlyFans

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A second teacher at a Missouri school has been placed on leave after administrators learned she was selling adult content on OnlyFans, the Post Dispatch… Read More

October 31, 2023
‘We’ve got to protect kids’: Missouri AG joins 32 others in suit against social media giant for being addictive and harmful for children

Missouri has joined 32 other states in suing Meta, parent company of Facebook and Instagram, alleging it has knowingly harmed the mental health of minors by making its social media… Read More

October 26, 2023
Public Education
Missouri school board dodges federal ‘guidance’ to enact sexual orientation, gender identity clauses – and officials warn other districts not to fall for it

Steve Makoski sees the role of a school board member as protecting schoolchildren – even from the president of the United States. He feels he and three of his Springfield,… Read More

October 25, 2023
Public Education
Missouri school board likely to add sexual orientation, gender identity to non-discrimination policy, bending to federal pressure

Would the Biden administration stop feeding Springfield students if the school board doesn’t bend to its will on gender identity policies? That’s the central question behind Tuesday night’s vote by… Read More

October 24, 2023
Public Education
Missouri’s top education official Margie Vandeven announces retirement  

Missouri Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven announced Tuesday she would officially retire on July 1, 2024.   “Serving as Commissioner of Education for the great state of Missouri has been the… Read More

October 17, 2023
Public Education
Public summer learning loss program for middle schoolers hosted by Missouri private school

(The Sentinel) – An innovative new program based out of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, is hoping to make a difference in student achievement with a four-week summer… Read More

October 10, 2023
Public Education
Class at Washington University in St Louis claims nutrition is racist, urges students to promote puberty blockers despite new Missouri law

Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is pushing the idea that nutrition is somehow racist, and is still advocating for cross-sex hormones despite a new Missouri law banning… Read More

October 9, 2023
‘It’s not the parents’ damn business.’ School board members draw suit from Missouri AG Bailey over closed meeting to hide bathroom policy from parents

A Missouri school board is being sued by the state’s attorney general for illegally holding a closed meeting in an alleged effort to keep its bathroom policy from public discussion. Read More

September 28, 2023
Kansas City librarian derides parents as ‘people who can’t let other people have opinions’ in front of audience of high school students

As Senior Teen Librarian at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library,  Kelsey Bates says she gets to “live my dream of creating a warm and welcoming space… Read More

September 20, 2023