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Public Education
Nearly two-thirds of pandemic money for Missouri schools spent

(The Center Square) – Missouri has spent nearly two-thirds of the $4.3 billion in federal pandemic aid the state was awarded for schools, according to data from the U.S. Department… Read More

May 30, 2023
Parents take school board to court for assigning LGBT books without their consent

(The Daily Signal) – Six Maryland parents of different religious backgrounds are suing the Montgomery County Board of Education for forcing their children to read LGBTQ “pride” books without parental… Read More

May 25, 2023
Public Education
These Kansas school districts continue to ignore state assessment law

(The Sentinel) – For the third consecutive year, a review of 25 school districts’ adherence to the school needs assessment law underscores why Kansas has a deepening achievement crisis – the public… Read More

May 25, 2023
School district advises child abuse reports be considered against parents who don’t support a child’s gender transition

Public schools in Cincinnati have been advised to consider reporting parents for child abuse if the they show signs of not being supportive of a child’s changed gender identity. Read More

May 18, 2023
Public Education
Fairfax schools hires K Street lobbyist with ties to Chinese Communist Party at $2,225 per hour

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is being questioned over its hiring of a law firm better known for its lobbying than its lawyering – at the cost of $2,225… Read More

March 20, 2023
Public Education
Pittsburgh schools’ overpayments to vendors skyrocket

(The Center Square) – Pittsburgh Public Schools overpaid its vendors by at least $500,000 in 2019 and 2021, a dramatic increase from other recent years. According to city documents, the… Read More

January 11, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
No going back? Americans’ engagement, trust in public schools is irreparably shaken, report shows

Three years after the advent of COVID-19, public education has lost what may be permanent amounts of both students and trust, a new report says. The… Read More

December 1, 2022
Public Education
Accreditation of Missouri pubic schools won’t include test scores until 2023-24

(The Center Square) – The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) annually reviews several benchmarks in evaluating Missouri’s public schools, but test scores won’t enter the mix until the… Read More

August 1, 2022
Public Education
Philadelphia schools rely on $1.8 billion in federal pandemic to stay out of red ink

(The Center Square) – The Philadelphia public school district is relying on $1.8 billion in federal COVID-19 funding to stay out of a deficit. The district’s audited budget said the… Read More

May 31, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
No, school choice is not ‘dismantling’ public schools

Calls to increase the control that parents have over their child’s educational opportunities often garner strong reactions from both advocates and skeptics. One common refrain from those that fear the… Read More

April 15, 2022
Missouri bill would let students graduate early and use their school funds for college

(The Center Square) – Students graduating early from high school and advancing to a postsecondary institution would receive 90% of the funding spent on them by their school district… Read More

March 23, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Wisconsin voters’ thoughts on school choice, public schools shifting

(The Center Square) — Two years of the coronavirus appear to have changed some of the attitudes toward public schools in Wisconsin. The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows… Read More

March 4, 2022
Public Education
Second grade teacher in Virginia sparks movement to get fresh Bibles in schools

How did an elementary teacher plant the seeds of a worldwide movement to introduce new Bibles in school libraries? Hannah Sailsbury was teaching second grade in Virginia in… Read More

January 17, 2022
School districts sue to stop Ohio school vouchers

(J.D. Davidson | The Center Square) – A coalition of about 100 Ohio public school districts filed a lawsuit Tuesday, challenging the state’s growing private school voucher program. The group, Vouchers… Read More

January 4, 2022