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Public Education
Report: School building closures help Pittsburgh taxpayers

(The Center Square) – The Pittsburgh Public School District recently passed a budget that again spends more money than it collects, leaving some analysts sounding the alarm about deferred building… Read More

January 18, 2024
Courts
Parent sues school district for ‘unconstitutional’ policy concealing students’ gender dysphoria from parents 

A mother who wants to be informed of her child’s expressed gender dysphoria has filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district.  According to the lawsuit,… Read More

January 18, 2024
Public Education
New Hampshire public school funding now exceeds $20,000 per student  

The New Hampshire Department of Education has announced that education funding has officially exceeded $20,000 per student.   Despite a 20% drop in public school enrollment, per-pupil… Read More

January 18, 2024
Legislation
Spokane lawmaker resurrects $86 million taxpayer-funded school lunch plan

(The Center Square) – A Spokane lawmaker is bringing back legislation to put school meals for every student attending public, charter, and state-tribal schools in Washington on the taxpayers’ tab. Read More

January 17, 2024
Public Education
‘It should not be tolerated’: Antisemitic slurs cause Jewish girls’ high school basketball team to end game early  

A high school girls’ varsity basketball game in New York was abruptly ended after players yelled antisemitic slurs at the opposing Jewish team.   Roosevelt High School, a public school in… Read More

January 12, 2024
Public Education
School boards begin voting on new measure to allow chaplains to volunteer in Texas schools

(The Center Square) – Texas school boards have already begun to vote on a new measure to allow or prohibit chaplains from volunteering to provide counseling and other services to… Read More

December 26, 2023
Courts
Taxpayers’ dollars being used to right an Oklahoma school district’s wrongs in hazing case 

Residents in an Oklahoma school district are facing a 12% tax hike after a school district “dropped the ball” and settled a doomed hazing lawsuit.   “The citizens of our school… Read More

December 13, 2023
Public Education
Georgia mom slams middle school for not expelling the boy who sexually harassed her daughter and other students

A Georgia mother blew the whistle a public school after a male student wasn’t disciplined for sexually harassing multiple students, including her daughter. Heidi Price’s daughter attends Youth Middle School… Read More

December 12, 2023
Public Education
40% of Houston schools are failing, with D or F rankings

(The Center Square) – Houston Independent School District, the largest public school system in Texas, has a 40% failure rate, with 111 of its schools with D or F ratings,… Read More

December 11, 2023
Legislation
‘Political agenda.’ Kansas group of superintendents criticized for lobbying legislators independent of their boards

(The Sentinel) – A decision to leave local school board members off an invitation list for Leavenworth County superintendents to lobby state legislators was denounced by a pair not invited… Read More

December 5, 2023
Public Education
What’s inside the $175 million agreement between Portland schools, teachers?

(The Center Square) – Students have returned to school in Portland as the teachers’ union and district have yet to vote on an agreement to end the weekslong strike, which… Read More

November 29, 2023
Public Education
Denver schools adopt ‘language justice’ policy to allow non-English speakers to use native languages

(The Center Square) – The Denver school district is among the first in the country to adopt a “language justice” policy as a “long term goal.” The district would encourage… Read More

November 27, 2023
Public Education
Students walk out over Ohio school district’s transgender bathroom policy

Ohio high school students walked out of class last week to protest a school’s new transgender bathroom policy. The policy at Elida High School allows transgender and non-binary students to… Read More

November 14, 2023
Courts
Christian student forced to meditate sues Chicago Public Schools

(The Center Square) – Mariyah Green was a junior when she transferred during the 2018-19 school year from a charter school to Bogan High School, where she played volleyball and… Read More

November 10, 2023
Culture
Police issue scary warning to parents after students in California receive THC-infused candy at elementary school Halloween event

Safety warnings to parents about Halloween candy aren’t new, but with legalized marijuana across many states, cannabis candies are creating new concerns as they show up at kid’s parties. Police… Read More

October 31, 2023
Public Education
High school’s ‘oppression and privilege’ slideshow links to teen sex Ed website

(The Daily Signal) – Tenth-graders at a Missouri high school last week had to watch a slideshow on “oppression and privilege” that appears to violate state law by using information… Read More

October 27, 2023
Public Education
‘Heartbreaking’: Maine parents resent daughters losing to trans cross-country runner

(The Daily Signal) – Parents of high school girls in Maine having to compete against a biological male say they fear the end is near for women’s… Read More

October 20, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools seek taxpayer funds to renovate nearly empty schools

(The Center Square) – A report shows that Chicago Public Schools are seeking about $14 billion to renovate their schools. With one-third of the schools less than half full, alternatives are… Read More

October 17, 2023
Christian Schools
‘Doing what is best for our children’: Why a public-school board member sent her children to a Christian school  

What made a public-school board member take her children out of the system and send them to a Christian school?   Buffy Smith tells her story on… Read More

October 16, 2023
Public Education
Staff-to-student imbalance could cost Seattle schools $3.6M in state funding

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is at risk of losing out on $3.6 million in state funding due to a staffing imbalance at a number of elementary schools. Read More

October 11, 2023