public schools
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
Public Education
Michigan schools to get 45 e-buses costing $5.9M in Federal taxpayer funds

(The Center Square) – School districts in Detroit, Lansing and Pontiac will each receive $5.9 million in federal funding to buy 15 clean-powered school buses apiece. The funding flows from… Read More

January 16, 2024
Courts
Iowa appeals injunction on law banning sexually explicit books in schools

(The Center Square) – Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird said Friday she is appealing an injunction that kept a law banning sexually explicit LGBTQ books in school libraries from taking… Read More

January 15, 2024
Culture
‘What’s next?’: Dem assemblywoman rips Biden, Adams over NYC school’s use for illegal aliens

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A New York state assemblywoman from New York City blasted President Joe Biden and Democratic Mayor Eric Adams after a high school was temporarily closed… Read More

January 11, 2024
Public Education
New Mexico has the nation’s 2nd worst public schools despite spending increases

(The Center Square) – New Mexico ranks among the worst states in the country for public education despite substantial spending increases in recent years. Rankings released by Forbes… Read More

January 10, 2024
Courts
Coalition of AGs support parents’ rights against school pronoun policies in SCOTUS brief

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A group of Republican attorneys general filed a brief before the Supreme Court Thursday backing parents seeking to sue a Maryland school district over a pronoun… Read More

January 8, 2024
Culture
Critics: Proposed Title IX changes would threaten viability of women’s sports

(The Center Square) – The Biden administration has proposed sweeping changes to expand the nation’s law prohibiting sex discrimination in the nation’s schools to include gender identity and sexual orientation. Read More

January 3, 2024
Public Education
Some Kansas school districts send board members to training from NSBA, which likened parents to ‘domestic terrorists’

(The Sentinel) – At least 25 state school board associations canceled their membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after it labeled parents “domestic terrorists,” but… Read More

December 27, 2023