Colorado Health Department Recommends Students Return to School but Leaves Choice up to Districts, Charters

By Robert Davis A recent report by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommends schools prioritize in-person learning, cut extracurricular activities, and...

Despite Expected $2 Billion Shortfall, Wisconsin State Superintendent Seeks $1.4 Billion Budget Increase

By Benjamin Yount Wisconsin State Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Stanford Taylor on Monday submitted a budget request for the Department of Public Instruction that is...

Racial-Justice War on Merit-Based Schools: It’s an Injustice Against Excellence, Critics Say

By Vince Bielski At a virtual town hall in Brooklyn about how the COVID-19 pandemic will change admissions to high-performing selective schools, New York City...

Detroit Schools to Shift to Online-Only Learning Monday After COVID-19 Positivity Rate Increases

By Scott McClallen The state’s largest school district will temporarily shift to online-only learning starting Monday through Jan. 11 because of a rising COVID-19 infection...

Teachers Unions Push to Halt Rapid Growth of Pandemic Pods

Seriously threatened by the pod phenomenon, the National Education Association is taking action. The union issued an “opposition report” attacking Prenda, a microschool provider in Arizona. Among other things, while Prenda policy says that prescription drugs, alcohol and weapons must be locked and secured at a pod location, the union claims that it is unclear whether Prenda conducts any inspections. NEA also says that Prenda should be taken to task for not providing meals or transportation to the students. In other words, the union is suggesting that parents are incapable of taking care of their own kids’ most basic needs.

North Carolina Education Officials Propose More Than $400 Million in Education Needs

By Nyamekye Daniel North Carolina education officials may seek about $417 million from lawmakers in the next legislative session. The North Carolina State Board of Education...

Protecting Learning Pods From Unnecessary Regulations

By Jude Schwalbach "According to polling conducted by Heart+Mind Strategies, half of surveyed families agreed that state officials should not impose regulations on learning pods...

Proposed Rule to Require Teachers in Illinois Promote ‘Progressive Views’

By Greg Bishop A proposed rule from the Illinois State Board of Education to have Illinois teachers vow to encourage progressive views is unconstitutional and...

Unifying the Country Starts with the Education System

By Jenna A. Robinson Education reformer E.D. Hirsch may have discovered the cure for our current political divisions—but it won’t be easy. His prescription is a...

Tennessee Allocates $5M in COVID-19 Relief Funds for Charter Schools

By Vivian Jones Tennessee will distribute $5 million in federal COVID-19 education relief dollars to charter schools across the state, Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday. Half...

Free Speech and Liberal Education–Two Endangered Pillars of Society

By George Leef Fifteen years ago, American higher education was beset with serious problems, especially rising costs, politicization of the curriculum, the mania over diversity,...

Academic Achievement Has Crashed, NAEP Shows. Here’s Why.

The latest bad education news comes to us courtesy of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The most recent exam was administered to high...

Discipline Suffers as San Diego Schools Adopt ‘Anti-Racism’ Grading System

By Jarrett Stepman Equality is out and “equity” is in. The San Diego Unified School District has approved a change to its grading system that coincides...

Analysis Shows No Difference in COVID-19 Spread in Regions Where Schools Are Fully Remote Compared to Those with Hybrid Model

By Greg Bishop While in-person instruction can be linked to an increase of COVID-19 cases, it doesn’t correlate to increased COVID-19-related fatalities, according to a...

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S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.