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Public Education
18-year-old Ohio school board member arrested for drunk driving

An 18-year-old Ohio school board member elected on a platform prioritizing student safety was arrested and charged with drunk driving Friday. Brady Hall assumed his position… Read More

February 20, 2024
Public Education
Wisconsin school superintendent resigns after radio hot mic catches critical, profane remarks

A Wisconsin superintendent resigned after he was caught criticizing the district, making racial statements about Green Bay and using a profanity towards a district employee during a commercial break of… Read More

February 19, 2024
Public Education
A Florida school board votes to retain sexually explicit book in elementary school library

In a contentious decision, the Alachua County School Board voted 4-1 to keep the challenged book “Melissa” on the shelves of an elementary school library. The book, previously published as… Read More

February 15, 2024
Culture
‘Huge disservice’: Pennsylvania school district quietly reverses sex-segregated bathroom policy despite community support, student protest

Just months after hundreds of students protested for same-sex only bathrooms, a Pennsylvania school board is quietly reversing its decision to avoid potential lawsuits. The Perkiomen Valley school board voted… Read More

February 14, 2024
Public Education
Antisemitic allegations hit Philadelphia’s school district

(The Center Square) – Several concerned residents believe teachers and students in the School District of Philadelphia express antisemitism without impunity, including in an off-campus educator event they say excluded… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
‘Enough is enough’: Outrage erupts at a New Jersey school board meeting over sexual assault allegations against board president

Parents and residents expressed anger and frustration during a New Jersey school board meeting last week, after sexual assault allegations against the school board president were made public. Camden Advisory… Read More

February 1, 2024
Courts
The Akron school board approved online tutors to help its struggling students. Then the teachers’ union sued

A local Ohio teachers’ union is suing its school board for allegedly violating an Open Meetings law when considering hiring a private tutoring company to address the reading crisis among… Read More

January 29, 2024
Public Education
Maryland school board calls for superintendent’s resignation amid leadership concerns

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Monifa McKnight was asked by the school board to “step away” from her role last week, citing “serious problems with her leadership.” In a statement,… Read More

January 29, 2024
Public Education
‘What is the need?’ St. Joseph Board of Education creates $100,000 DEI position without a majority vote

The St. Joseph Board of Education (SJBE) in Missouri is under fire again for commitments to spend money without clear planning and authority. A minority of the board members, with… Read More

January 25, 2024
Public Education
Maryland county claims it could legally create school board seat voted on only by illegal immigrants

Howard County, Maryland has claimed the authority to create a public school board seat exclusively voted on by illegal immigrants. Howard County currently has a policy… Read More

January 11, 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
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
Saying ‘gender is binary and cannot be changed’ got an award-winning California teacher fired. He’s fighting back.

(The Daily Signal) – A gay fifth grade teacher in Glendale, California, is suing the Glendale Unified School District after he was suspended then fired for condemning… Read More

December 21, 2023
Public Education
San Fran school board approves big raises; then projects $610 million deficits

(The Center Square) – The San Francisco Unified School District is projecting a combined spending deficit of almost $611 million in the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years after giving out… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania Republicans won majority of school board seats during 2023 election

In November, political pundits bemoaned the lack of a “red wave” in school board elections nationwide, but Republicans performed better in Pennsylvania than initially reported. One article… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Is swearing in on age-restricted books taking liberal school board members by storm?

Two of the newly sworn members of the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) were sworn in on Dec. 13 using books that have been age-restricted in the county’s public school… Read More

December 15, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school board president replaces Bible with contested LGBT books for swearing-in

A school board president in Pennsylvania rejected the tradition of being sworn into office on a Bible, placing her hand instead on challenged LGBT-themed young adult books. Karen Smith, a… Read More

December 12, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school district leaves school board association, citing political differences

(The Sentinel) – Jackson Heights USD 335 is leaving the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) saying KASB no longer reflects the district’s values. Read More

December 11, 2023
Public Education
Virginia school board relents, allows mother to pray during public comment

A Virginia school board reversed its decision to deny a parent’s request to pray during a public comment in August, now allowing the mother to pray during her allotted time. Read More

November 28, 2023
Public Education
Nevada school board cuts off mother reading from pornographic book, despite its presence on school shelves

A mother’s microphone was cut off in a Clark County school board meeting after she read from a sexually explicit book reportedly found in the Las Vegas-area district’s schools. In… Read More

November 16, 2023