Several Virginia public schools were quick to push back against Glenn Youngkin’s executive order issued on Saturday allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandates for their children. Not long after Glenn Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia’s 74th governor, he signed nine executive orders, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. One of those orders gave parents
Indiana parents may be able to get increased transparency in schools thanks to a new bill before the state legislature. But educators are pushing back against the bill—with dozens of them testifying against it for hours on Monday. According to AP News, Indiana House Bill 1134 proposes putting school curriculum through screening by a parent
For months, you’ve contemplated how you can impact education. After all, you’re passionate about your local community. You’ve decided that the students in your school district are undeniably your top priority. Perhaps you should run for the school board? Over the years, you’ve helped out in a few local campaigns in your area. The school
Despite a surge in coronavirus cases due to the omicron variant, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says schools should remain open for in-person learning, in a recent interview with “Fox News Sunday.” In the fight against COVID-19, Secretary Cardona maintains that “our science is better” and “we have better tools.” He adds that “[students] have
“Try to think of an education policy that 1) has been shown, in dozens of studies across multiple decades, to positively affect student outcomes; 2) has the overwhelming support of parents and voters; 3) reinforces many other policies and facilitates quality research; and 4) has been used widely at the district, state, and national levels
We’re in the thick of the winter season...and that means holidays are upon us. With all the festive feelings in the air, there’s a lot to navigate for you as a parent. Especially if your child’s school promotes a holiday that you don’t celebrate or agree with. Just like religion or politics, holidays can easily
“State boards of education are among the last bastions of civil discourse in the country. By and large, board members engage in complex discussions about policy without a lot of partisan drama.” Robert Hull, NASBE President, and CEO Public education is a gigantic tree with a tremendous number of large, heavy branches. Each of
Think of the first time you dropped your child off at school. What did you imagine for their future? You were probably feeling some bittersweet emotions as you realized how quickly they were growing up, but you were also excited to watch them launch into the world for the first time. You have glimpses of
“Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.” The United States Department of Education How much do you know about the Department of Education? Do you know what it does? How it’s run? Then again…maybe I should clarify what we’re talking about.
“If a child eats hot lunch at school every day, they’re having approximately 180 meals out of the year at their educational institution.” Dr. Axe School meals. For many people, these two words bring apathy, if not downright discomfort. Soggy vegetables, wilted salads, and some kind of unidentifiable slosh called “gravy” come to mind.