public education
Courts
Virginia school administrator indicted by special grand jury in elementary school shooting

The former assistant principal at the Newport News, Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old student shot his teacher has been indicted for child abuse. The unsealed indictment states that Ebony… Read More

April 11, 2024
Courts
Former Colorado bus aid arrested for assaulting autistic students

A former Colorado public school paraprofessional was arrested last week after surveillance footage showed her assaulting a severely autistic, non-verbal student on a school bus. Kiarra Jones, a former bus… Read More

April 10, 2024
Public Education
Wisconsin directs federal IDEA funds toward racism, equity workshops

(The Center Square) – A project housed under the Wisconsin Department of Education is using federal special education funds to pay speakers to provide instruction to teachers on race, equity… Read More

April 9, 2024
Public Education
Exclusive: Legal troubles mount as St. Joseph school superintendent video raises questions of illegal electioneering

Social media videos posted by the St. Joseph School District (SJSD) in Missouri raise questions about whether district employees may have illegally electioneered for the recently passed bond issue. Voters… Read More

April 9, 2024
Public Education
Missouri state Rep. Gragg confirms Springfield Public Schools student ‘kidnapping’ allegations

Missouri state Rep. Jamie Gragg confirmed to The Lion the allegation by a Springfield Public Schools (SPS) whistleblower of a “kidnapping” of a gender-dysphoric student by two teachers was substantially… Read More

April 3, 2024
Homeschools
South Carolina officials place ‘excessive demands’ on homeschool graduate, obstructing her career in Christian childcare

Hannah Pollock, 21, had her heart set on working in a South Carolina Christian school’s after-school kindergarten program and daytime preschool as a substitute teacher. “I’d always been around kids,”… Read More

April 2, 2024
Opinion
Students are trapped in the twilight zone of public education

(The Sentinel) – Imagine, if you will, entering the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center and beginning the long walk through an underground stone hallway. You are about to enter another… Read More

April 1, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee’s 2022-23 report card reveals mediocre outcomes

The Tennessee Department of Education has released its 2022-23 report card, detailing the mediocre outcomes of public education. “The updated State Report Card shares powerful data about Tennessee’s public schools… Read More

April 1, 2024
Public Education
Exclusive: Springfield Public Schools insider alleges ‘kidnapping’ of trans student; SPS waffles

A whistleblower at Springfield Public Schools (SPS) says two teachers took a gender dysphoric student home with them without parental permission after the student expressed a desire to transition to… Read More

March 27, 2024
Public Education
Ohio-based program offers Bible lessons to public school students who opt in

An Ohio-based religious instruction program is bringing the Bible to public school students during school hours in what is called released time instruction. LifeWise Academy, launched in 2018, says it… Read More

March 26, 2024
Courts
Oregon school district pays historic $3.5M settlement after shielding predatory teacher for decades

An Oregon public school district has agreed to pay $3.5 million for failing to prevent a former teacher from sexually abusing a 16-year-old student. The former student, referred to as… Read More

March 26, 2024
Public Education
South Carolina teachers care more about school culture than pay, new teacher retention report reveals

As public schools nationwide struggle to retain teachers, one South Carolina group is trying to find answers. SC TEACHER, a group dedicated to researching the state’s education workforce, released a… Read More

March 20, 2024
Legislation
Effort to overturn Alaska governor’s veto of ‘half done’ education bill fails

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of a bipartisan education bill will stand after legislators failed to gather enough votes to override it. The bill, overwhelmingly passed in both chambers last… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
Fouled out? Calls grow for Whitney Lanning’s school board resignation after video shows her hounding Isaura Garcia, leading to criminal charges

St. Joseph, Missouri school board member Whitney Lanning is facing calls to resign after surveillance video shows her harassing other board members, allegedly screaming profanities and threatening violence. The… Read More

March 20, 2024
Courts
School districts under the spotlight for how they handle their social media accounts

(The Center Square) – School districts around the country are facing issues with how they handle their social media accounts, and the debate has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Denver… Read More

March 18, 2024
Public Education
Teacher unions backing downstate Republicans ‘very rare,’ says researcher

(The Center Square) – Teachers unions have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to certain Republican candidates’ state legislative primary campaigns, a national trend that can be seen in incumbent… Read More

March 18, 2024
Public Education
‘Fighting hard to stay alive’: Fundraiser posted for teen nearly beaten to death near St. Louis

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the high school student whose brutal beating outside of a Missouri school left her with traumatic brain injuries. The victim, identified as Kaylee,… Read More

March 14, 2024
Public Education
School board member Lanning delinquent on taxes that go to St. Joe public schools

A school board member in St. Joseph, Missouri, who already faces second-degree harassment charges, has refused to comment after she was fined for slow-paying property taxes… Read More

March 14, 2024
Public Education
Mississippi’s education dollars disproportionately spent outside the classroom, state auditor reports

The Mississippi state auditor released a report on education spending that found the state disproportionately funds administration over the classroom. The data revealed that since 2006… Read More

March 13, 2024
Public Education
California school district pays social justice group millions to train high school students as political activists

A group of social justice activists in California received nearly $2 million in taxpayer funds to train public school students and teachers in “equity” leadership and activism. At least 78… Read More

March 12, 2024