missouri
Homeschools
Upcoming ‘Heartland Hybrid and Microschools Summit’ in Kansas City set to grow education freedom movement

If education is the final frontier in American freedom, its pioneers and homesteaders are meeting in Kansas City next weekend to map the open prairie and help each other plant… Read More

September 15, 2023
Culture
Sen. Hawley boycotts Big Tech’s private ‘cocktail party’ in Senate, warns of AI consequences for children

Calling it a “cocktail party” for Big Tech, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley refused to attend a Senate meeting with the country’s most powerful IT execs Wednesday to discuss the dangers… Read More

September 15, 2023
Culture
St. Louis Children’s Hospital stops prescribing puberty blockers and hormone treatments to minors in compliance with new Missouri law

Washington University officials announced Monday their doctors will no longer prescribe puberty blockers or hormone treatments to minors through its Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The decision was… Read More

September 14, 2023
Public Education
Second Kansas City-area school district lowers bar for grades; new bottom is 50%, ‘any effort’ earns 60%

Students in a Kansas City-area school district who do no work could end a course with 50% on their record, and with “any effort” receive a minimum of 60%. That’s… Read More

September 13, 2023
Legislation
Illinois lawmakers react to Missouri law protecting minors from transgender procedures

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will support any family who moves to Illinois from Missouri after a new law in the Show Me State bans procedures… Read More

September 13, 2023
Courts
AG: Missouri’s landmark injunction halting Biden administration censorship of conservatives clears the path for free speech in 2024 election

Missouri’s historic injunction against Biden administration censorship of online conservative speech, upheld by an appeals court Friday, sets the rules of engagement for the 2024 election decidedly in favor of… Read More

September 12, 2023
Public Education
Missouri Democrat blocks national school choice expert online but can’t escape public backlash against her anti-choice hypocrisy

A heated debate on school choice took place over the weekend on a Missouri Democrat’s social media page – though she quickly blocked the national expert who called her out… Read More

September 11, 2023
Public Education
Biden’s Secretary of Education in St. Louis for school tour to ‘raise the bar’ after government lockdowns set kids back

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona was in St. Louis Wednesday as part of the Biden administration’s “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar” event. But critics told… Read More

September 6, 2023
Public Education
Missouri, Kansas rank No. 1 and No. 2 in this alarming school sex assault category, while Biden admin focuses on ‘gender discrimination’ instead 

Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Civil Rights Data Collection unit shows Missouri schools rank first in rapes and attempted rapes, behind Kansas and Massachusetts. “Comparatively, the… Read More

September 5, 2023
Courts
Missouri school district faces federal lawsuit from outspoken parent it banned from district property

As one Missouri school district resumes classes, it awaits a court date over a lawsuit filed last month by a parent who says he was banned from the school for… Read More

August 31, 2023
Public Education
St. Joseph, Missouri Board of Education member cries foul over ‘coded language’ in new member ethics policy meant to muzzle dissent

A board member of a Missouri school district is denouncing a new ethics policy that he says contains “coded language” meant to muzzle his First Amendment rights. St. Joseph School… Read More

August 30, 2023
Courts
Judge allows Missouri ban on gender-altering treatments for minors to take effect on Monday

A judge has refused to block a Missouri law prohibiting any new gender-altering treatments for minors. The law now goes into effect as scheduled on Monday. St. Louis Circuit Judge… Read More

August 25, 2023
Public Education
Poll: Missouri voters favor charter school expansion, educational freedom and restrictions on gender ideology in schools

A recent poll revealed the majority of Missouri voters support socially conservative and pro-school choice policies for education. The survey was conducted by Saint Louis University… Read More

August 25, 2023
Public Education
Three school district officials signed off on grant for ‘gender-affirming closet’ in Kansas City-area district months before belated rejection

Despite Kansas City-area Liberty Public Schools’ previous statement denying it applied for a grant for a “gender-affirming closet,” documents obtained by The Lion reveal three high-level district officials signed off… Read More

August 25, 2023
Courts
Missouri law banning trans procedures on kids is ‘about protecting children,’ says AG after defending it in key court hearing

A girl named Chloe testified she still bleeds every day after her transgender double mastectomy four years ago at 15. Another girl, Zoe, testified she wanted the procedure but was… Read More

August 25, 2023
Culture
Employee who called Greene County commissioners ‘bigots’ for not funding LGBTQ group with outreach to young children resigns

A Springfield government employee who called Greene County commissioners “bigots” for not supporting an LGBTQ grant because of its possible “outreach” to kids ages 5-11 has resigned. Aaron Schekorra, the Springfield-Greene… Read More

August 24, 2023
Public Education
Critics: Kansas City Public Schools exhibits ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ in giving all students at least 40%, even on schoolwork not done

Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools is epitomizing “the soft bigotry of low expectations” by giving all students at least 40% credit on all tests and assignments – even ones that… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Kansas City Public Schools sets lowest grading level at 40%, no longer allowing ‘zeroes’ – even when no work is turned in

Zeroes are no longer allowed to be given to students in Kansas City Public Schools. The lowest score possible now is 40%, even if the student never completes or turns… Read More

August 18, 2023
Culture
Government employee blasts Greene County commissioners as ‘bigots’ for not funding LGBTQ group with outreach to young children

A local health department spokesman called his county commissioners “bigots” for not approving a grant to an LGBT organization because of its “outreach” to kids ages 5-11. In an email… Read More

August 17, 2023
Culture
Missouri Rep. Cori Bush received $15K from university for lectures on reparations

Missouri U.S. Rep. Cori Bush received $15,000 from George Mason University for lecturing students on reparations, according to financial disclosure filings. Fox News first reported on the payments and… Read More

August 14, 2023