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Public Education
Report shows 1-in-4 Iowa students chronically absent from school

(The Center Square) – Twenty-six percent of Iowa students are considered chronically absent, according to a new report that measures the well-being of children. The 2024 Kids Count Data Book… Read More

June 17, 2024
Culture
‘Really uncomfortable’: 16-year-old girl speaks out about having to share school restrooms, locker rooms with males

(The Daily Signal) – A 16-year-old Minnesota girl forced to share private spaces with males under a public school transgender policy says that girls deserve privacy in their restrooms and locker rooms. Read More

June 14, 2024
Public Education
Gender identity belongs in science class, Missouri teacher says

(The Daily Signal) – A Missouri high school teacher has discussed her ex-husband’s transgender identity with minors in her science class, a former student told The Daily Signal. Read More

June 13, 2024
Public Education
High school used $10K grant to hand out ‘chest binders’ at local pride parade, stock library with LGBTQ books

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A New Mexico high school used $10,000 in grant funds to purchase “chest binders” and pro-LGBTQ books for its library, emails show. Centennial High School received… Read More

June 12, 2024
Homeschools
Tennessee family switches to homeschooling after public school fails special-needs son

A Tennessee school district was failing a special-needs student, so his family decided to homeschool him instead. Seven-year-old William Rose has autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, but the lack of… Read More

June 12, 2024
Legislation
Ohio bill would stop schools from tracking students’ web activity

(The Center Square) – Public school districts in Ohio could soon have access limited to school-issued computers used by students and monitoring students’ web-browsing activity during non-school hours. A bill that… Read More

June 10, 2024
Courts
Former Indiana teacher charged with neglect following lawsuit over ‘fight club’ video

Charges have been filed against a former Indiana teacher who allegedly encouraged students to beat up another student, whose mother is now suing the school district. Julious Johnican, who previously… Read More

June 3, 2024
Public Education
These state groups are redefining what it means to be a school board member

(Chalkboard News) – As school board candidates run and win on more conservative-leaning platforms promising public school reforms, alternatives to traditional school board member associations have launched in states like… Read More

May 29, 2024
Public Education
‘Do as I say, not as I do’: What do public school teachers know that parents don’t? 

On their face, public school teachers and members of Congress don’t have much in common. But they share at least one surprising characteristic.  Both send their children to private schools… Read More

May 24, 2024
Courts
California school district pays out $360K to fired Christian teacher who opposed transgender policy requiring secrecy

A Southern California school district that fired a Christian teacher who put her faith above the district’s transgender policies has paid out $360,000 to settle the lawsuit. The Lion reported… Read More

May 16, 2024
Courts
Texas school district responds after teacher arrested on charges related to prostitution ring 

Following the arrest of a Texas high school teacher accused of involvement in a prostitution ring targeting students, the Klein Independent School District (ISD) is trying to rebuild public trust. … Read More

May 10, 2024
Public Education
Oregon middle school lesson plan asks students to compare Trump with Hitler

A school district in Oregon, already under fire for violence previously reported on by The Lion, is again on the defensive after asking middle school students… Read More

May 10, 2024
Courts
Special education teacher arrested in Texas for throwing, injuring autistic student

A Texas special education teacher was arrested Monday and charged with assaulting an autistic student during class. Shaq Morales, a special needs teacher at Banuelos Elementary School, allegedly threw an… Read More

May 9, 2024
Public Education
Florida elementary school disbands Christian club after complaint from anti-religion group

An elementary school in Hamilton County, Florida has disbanded its only Christian club following pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The Wisconsin-based anti-religion organization… Read More

May 9, 2024
Homeschools
Homeschooling skyrockets in Montana while public school enrollment declines

Homeschooling is gaining more popularity in Montana, even as public school enrollment falls.   According to data released by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, K-12 public… Read More

May 7, 2024
Courts
California school system sued over falsified history about Israel-Hamas war

(The Daily Signal) – A California public school district that attempted to hide pro-Hamas course material from parents now faces legal action. The Deborah Project, which describes itself as… Read More

April 30, 2024
Public Education
Bronx school administrators were silent on illegal weapon placed in student backpack

(The Center Square) – A former after-school program employee brought metal knuckles to a New York City public school and placed them in a student backpack. He later retrieved… Read More

April 25, 2024
Legislation
Gov. Polis signs bill giving $24M to schools for new migrant students

(The Center Square) – Colorado schools will receive $24 million in state money for one-time allocations to pay for the influx of new migrant students. House… Read More

April 22, 2024
Public Education
Report: Chronic absenteeism in public schools a national crisis

(The Center Square) – A record number of students are skipping school, propelling chronic absenteeism to a national crisis, according to an analysis of public-school attendance data. The analysis comes… Read More

April 11, 2024
Opinion
Education eclipsed: Unnecessary school closures breed anxious children

(The Daily Signal) – A total eclipse crossed the country this week in a display of natural wonder. Rather than seize the opportunity for an engaging science lesson, hundreds of… Read More

April 11, 2024