public schools
Opinion
Tylenol vs. transgenderism: Schools need parents’ permission for one, but not for other? 

(The Daily Signal) – Schools across the country routinely inform parents – and often must obtain their written permission – about all sorts of things, from a trip to the… Read More

April 10, 2024
Legislation
California’s fast-food minimum wage hike could spell trouble for public schools

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Two policies backed by Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom could place serious strain on California’s already fiscally unhealthy public schools. California’s new minimum wage law,… Read More

April 5, 2024
Culture
Poll: Voters want schools to focus on basics instead of critical race theory

(The Center Square) – The vast majority of people think schools should focus on traditional subjects like math, reading and science, and a majority also say critical race theory should… Read More

March 28, 2024
Legislation
Banning school mandates for COVID-19 vaccines to get a floor vote in Louisiana

(The Center Square) – Prohibiting requirements of a COVID-19 vaccine in all Louisiana schools, public or private, will get a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives. Legislation… Read More

March 28, 2024
Public Education
‘They’re distracting’: Schools lock up phones as kids struggle to pay attention in class

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Schools around the U.S. are banning the usage of phones in the classroom, arguing that the devices are distracting students, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More

March 18, 2024
Public Education
Why cybercriminals are increasingly targeting public schools

When Minneapolis Public Schools were hacked last year, many parents didn’t understand how much was at risk. “It felt really, really overwhelming,”… Read More

March 14, 2024
Courts
Two more school districts sued for electioneering

(The Center Square) – More public-school districts are being sued for allegedly using taxpayer resources to instruct staff to vote against school choice candidates in the Republican primary election regardless… Read More

March 4, 2024
Culture
E-buses: Republicans seek delay for ‘mother of all unfunded state mandates’

(The Center Square) – Delaying a mandate requiring hundreds of school districts to replace fossil fuel powered buses with e-vehicles has been requested of the state by New York Republicans. State… Read More

February 14, 2024
Culture
Indiana AG launches portal for parents to monitor public schools’ discriminatory policies, content

(The Daily Signal) – Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced, in an exclusive interview Monday with The Daily Signal, the launch of a public portal online for parents in the state’s public… Read More

February 7, 2024
Public Education
School districts, teachers unions kick off ‘Black Lives Matter’ Week Of Action

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – School districts and teachers associations across the country are preparing to celebrate Black Lives Matter (BLM) at School’s annual “Week of Action,” from Feb. 5 to… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Legal issues cloud Missouri school district’s race-based hiring

(The Daily Signal) – A Missouri school district intends to double its percentage of minority teachers even as the state’s attorney general has warned that private companies that racially discriminate… Read More

February 1, 2024
Public Education
Report: Tennessee K-12 students recovered from learning loss faster than most

(The Center Square) – Tennessee saw some of the largest learning recovery from pandemic conditions, according to a study from the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research. The state saw… Read More

January 31, 2024
Culture
Republican senators hold listening session with parents fighting indoctrination in schools

(The Daily Signal) – Republican senators met Wednesday with a group of parents to discuss the state of education in the U.S. and school systems affected by … Read More

January 29, 2024
Public Education
As enrollment declines, Michigan has more public school teachers than past 10 years

(The Center Square) – A report on Michigan’s teacher shortage found that despite high numbers of teachers leaving their jobs, the state has more total teachers employed at public schools than… Read More

January 25, 2024
Legislation
Washington legislation would ban student cell phones in most cases

(The Center Square) – Some Washington public school districts have already done it, but a bill being considered in Olympia this week would ban cell phones  for students during the school day… Read More

January 23, 2024
Public Education
North Carolina releases guideline for AI in schools, encourages educators to ‘rethink plagiarism and cheating’

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released artificial intelligence guidelines on Tuesday to “direct responsible implementation” of AI in public schools. The guidebook’s implicit goal is to strike a… Read More

January 19, 2024
Public Education
Washington official certifies student parent rights initiative, sends to Legislature

(The Center Square) – The Washington Secretary of State’s Office has formally certified Initiative 2081, which would give parents of public school students the right to review educational and health material and… Read More

January 19, 2024
Courts
School board member and his brother arrested on felony child porn charges

The vice president of a North Dakota school board has been arrested and charged with five felony counts for possessing prohibited content involving minors. Joel Opp, the vice president of… Read More

January 19, 2024
Public Education
National group gives Illinois poor rating on policies that support reading instruction

(The Center Square) – A national teaching organization is giving Illinois poor marks on policies to improve reading instruction. The National Council on Teacher Quality published a … Read More

January 16, 2024
Public Education
Ohio teacher required ‘major brain surgery’ after being assaulted by a student, who may have been under the influence of drugs

A 16-year-old student was arrested in Ohio after his alleged assault on a teacher left her suffering from a traumatic brain injury. After an initial investigation,… Read More

January 16, 2024