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Public Education
DeSantis signs bill requiring curriculum transparency

(The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Friday that requires Florida school districts to be transparent in the selection of instructional materials, including library and… Read More

March 28, 2022
Public Education
Michigan parents demand resignation of school board and administrators

(The Center Square) – A group of parents in Rochester, Mich., are demanding a dramatic change in school leadership. Parents expressed their anger at Rochester Community Public Schools administrators and… Read More

March 23, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
From homesteading to homeschooling: How one northeast Missouri family is blazing its own trail

Shannon Slee may not have known she would end up being a homeschooling, homesteading mom of five children – but she did know that her family someday would… Read More

March 22, 2022
Culture
DeSantis calls 2022 the year of the parent, praises parents’ rights bill

“This really was the year of the parent in the state of Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said this week, celebrating the parental rights… Read More

March 18, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Arizona Senate passes education transparency bill

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Senate passed a bill this week that would increase academic transparency. In a 16-13 vote along party lines with Republicans favoring the… Read More

March 18, 2022
Public Education
Rochester Schools paid $188,750 to settle lawsuit over district’s dossier of critical parents

(The Center Square) – Rochester Community Schools (RCS) paid $188,750 to settle a lawsuit accusing the district of collecting a dossier of parents critical of school policies… Read More

March 18, 2022
Public Education
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has to sue to obtain public records. What chance do ordinary citizens have?

The attorney general of the Show-Me State can’t get the Missouri School Boards’ Association to show him open records. That’s the assertion in a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General… Read More

March 18, 2022
Culture
Empower parents: Four ways teachers can partner with parents

With the rise of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents had a front row seat to school curricula for one of the first times in modern history. Read More

March 10, 2022
Legislation
House approves expansion of Georgia school voucher program

(The Center Square) – A bill that would expand taxpayer savings on education in the state has been approved by the Georgia House and is headed to the Senate. Read More

March 7, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Bill giving Virginia parents power over sexually explicit coursework heads to governor

(The Center Square) – Legislation that would allow Virginia parents to opt their children out of assignments that include sexually explicit content has passed both chambers of the General Assembly… Read More

March 4, 2022
Homeschools
Homeschool association seeks to end discriminatory practices for college placement exams

Preparing to take college placement exams such as the ACT or PSAT? You may face trouble if you’re a homeschool student. That’s the conclusion of Home… Read More

March 2, 2022
Legislation
School choice is public accountability to parents

What is empowerment? It’s the process of becoming stronger and more able to confidently control one’s life. During the pandemic, and concerning K-12 education, empowerment has become a key factor… Read More

March 2, 2022
Homeschools
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
Public Education
This public school district’s ‘X-rated’ book may reveal an agenda parents aren’t aware of

After teachers’ raunchy read-alouds to sophomores, and after one to the school board last week, the Leavenworth Board of Education may now revisit whether a racy young-adult book… Read More

February 22, 2022
Culture
Levi’s brand president forced out over questioning school closures

Jennifer Sey, a longtime executive at Levi Strauss & Co., says she has been forced out of the company because of her views on COVID-19 school closures. To… Read More

February 21, 2022
Legislation
Florida Senate approves bill that would expand unique abilities scholarships, clarify dual enrollment rules

Students who were not able to receive funding this year from the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities could get some relief if the Florida Legislature approves… Read More

February 21, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Arizona bill would allow families to sue teachers over parental rights violations

(The Center Square) – A bill in the Arizona legislature would create a sharper enforcement mechanism for the state’s parental bill of rights.  While Arizona has a parents… Read More

February 18, 2022
Public Education
Court: Virginia county can’t enforce mask rules, must expunge punishments

(The Center Square) – A court ordered that Loudoun County, Virginia Public Schools cannot enforce its mask mandate on students and will need to expunge students’ records if they had… Read More

February 18, 2022
Public Education
Kansas transparency bill would require teaching materials to be posted online

Kansas lawmakers rocked the state’s education establishment this past week with a bill that requires all teaching materials to be posted online. SB 393… Read More

February 18, 2022
Public Education
Cooper shifts school mask guidance as lawmakers pass bill allowing parents to opt out

(The Center Square) – As the North Carolina General Assembly voted Thursday to allow parents to opt out of student mask mandates for their children, Gov. Roy Cooper and state… Read More

February 18, 2022