missouri
Public Education
Less service, more pay: Missouri state rep. cautions on 4-day school week as levy increase passes

Proponents of a shortened school week aren’t asking what is best for the kids, says a Missouri lawmaker who represents a large district moving to four days per week while… Read More

August 10, 2023
Public Education
New Missouri school board member elected to listen to parents attacked by district for public ‘listening sessions’ 

A newly-elected school board member was reprimanded for holding “listening sessions” with parents in a letter signed by six other members of the board. Ozark, Missouri school board member Christina… Read More

August 7, 2023
Public Education
Kansas City-area school district awarded grant to create ‘gender-affirming closet’ to hide gender identity from parents, but later rejects it

The Kansas City-area Liberty Public Schools was awarded, but has rejected, a grant to create a “gender-affirming closet” for students to presumably hide their gender identity from their parents. The… Read More

August 7, 2023
Legislation
Missouri’s Department of Education and Legislature failed to advance meaningful education reform as neighboring states take major leaps

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is falling behind the curve of education reform in America, and the state Legislature didn’t help this year, policy experts say.  The… Read More

August 1, 2023
Public Education
Missouri researcher gets $500K grant to study how app helps special education students

(The Center Square) – While some teenagers are discouraged from excessive cell phone use, a federally funded study in Missouri will use the technology to help high school students with… Read More

July 31, 2023
Courts
Missouri AG vows not to ‘let left-wing ideologues experiment on children,’ in lawsuit attacking state’s ban on trans treatments for kids

The ACLU of Missouri and two other organizations filed a lawsuit this week challenging Missouri’s new law protecting minors from transgender treatments. Senate Bill 49, called the “Missouri Save Adolescents from… Read More

July 27, 2023
Courts
School employees appeal ruling forcing them to cover $300K in legal fees for the school district they sued

(The Center Square) – Taxpayer dollars should have been spent on education, not legal fees, according to a brief filed by the Springfield R-12 School District in response to an… Read More

July 26, 2023
Culture
School Board that recently flipped conservative revokes ‘anti-racism’ policy

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A school board that recently flipped to a conservative majority rescinded an anti-racism resolution Thursday that was enacted in 2020 following the death of George… Read More

July 25, 2023
Christian Schools
‘I am so grateful I could go to a private Christian school.’ Valedictorians talk about the impact of their faith-based education, future plans 

Unique educational and extra-curricular offerings, strong Christian relationships, and an emphasis on faith are among the most impactful qualities of a Christian education, say three students who graduated at the… Read More

July 18, 2023
Culture
Missouri attorney general joins in warning Target its ‘Pride’ merchandise for kids may violate child-protection laws

Missouri’s attorney general has joined six other AGs in warning Target its Pride merchandise may violate child-protection laws, Fox Business reported Thursday. The seven AGs also noted company officials “may… Read More

July 7, 2023
Public Education
Some universities plan to eliminate minority scholarships after SCOTUS ban on using race in admissions

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Some universities are seeking to eliminate scholarships for minorities after the Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action banned using race in admissions decisions. The legality… Read More

July 6, 2023
Courts
Judge blocks Biden admin from colluding with Big Tech social media, in staggering injunction sought by Missouri, Louisiana

A federal judge Tuesday blocked the Biden administration from content-related contact with social media firms, as part of Missouri’s lawsuit alleging the government colluded with the companies to impede and… Read More

July 5, 2023
Public Education
Books under review ignite debate in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

A flurry of book complaints filed by community members in January have reached the Lee’s Summit Board of Education for review, igniting fiery debates at recent board meetings.  The complaints… Read More

July 3, 2023
Courts
Supreme Court decision stopping student loan forgiveness hinged on Missouri company

(The Center Square) – A Missouri student loan servicing company played a pivotal role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday against President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive billions… Read More

July 3, 2023
Public Education
‘Mission creep’: Missouri K-12 spending has doubled to $15B even though enrollment is shrinking

Over the past 20 years, Missouri has lost 30,000 K-12 students but managed to nearly double its education budget – from $8 billion to $15 billion. Read More

June 28, 2023
Culture
Watchdog appalled after videoing children tipping drag queens at Springfield’s Ozarks Pridefest, challenges elected leaders’ support of it

A “Pridefest” in Springfield, Missouri featured young children actually tipping dancing drag queens a la a strip club – and even one youth performing in drag who was tipped dollar… Read More

June 28, 2023
Culture
‘Perversion of the radical left.’ Depravity displayed at recent Pride parades called out by Missouri lawmaker

“We’re here, we’re queer we’re coming for your CHILDREN,” shouted marchers in a New York Pride parade. This was just one such example of the “perversion of the radical left,” according… Read More

June 26, 2023
Homeschools
Nonprofit fights discrimination against diplomas issued to homeschool high school graduates

A substitute public school teacher in Missouri and a correctional officer in Texas recently experienced discrimination in their careers on account of being homeschooled. Both graduated with homeschool high school… Read More

June 22, 2023
Opinion
Indoctrination nation: Missouri has moved to protect the youngest of children from age-inappropriate library books. Why won’t Kansas?

Missouri has taken steps to protect its children from libidinous library books. Kansas obviously hasn’t. Why in the world not? Last week The Lion found a talking children’s book in… Read More

June 20, 2023
Courts
‘We should all be frightened’: landmark Missouri lawsuit over Biden’s ‘Orwellian’ censorship has judge’s full attention

A judge’s first crucial ruling is expected any time. But Missouri’s lawsuit fighting back against the Biden administration’s hectoring of Big Tech to censor conservative speech already has “landmark case”… Read More

June 13, 2023