Advocating for parents’ rights in school, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin recently amended a bill to require an early election for Loudoun County’s school board. Initially, the bill forced all nine members to have elections in November 2023, with four members serving four-year terms and the other five members serving two-year terms. But Youngkin believes the
The process of challenging school library books has reached all new heights as some members of Congress met to discuss the potential implications of pulling books off the shelves. Last Thursday, to commemorate National Library Week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a three-hour hearing to discuss the
Will later school start times really improve students’ mental health? That’s what New Jersey lawmakers hope to achieve with recent legislation proposing to push back the school start time for high school students. New Jersey Assembly Speaker, Craig Coughlin, and Chair of the Education Committee, State Senator Vin Gopal, have sponsored a bill that would
Last Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that boosts parents’ rights in education and increases academic transparency in the state. In what’s known as the “Year of the Parent,” Governor DeSantis has kept his promise to fight for parental involvement in education. This new law requires community input before schools decide
Some Colorado parents were upset to learn that their school district plans to eliminate valedictorian awards. According to local station FOX 31 Denver KDVR, the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado recently wrote a letter telling parents that class rank no longer coincides with the district’s values. Beginning 2026, valedictorian rankings will be gone.
Recent gas prices are soaring to record levels, panicking schools across the country. Georgia State Superintendent Richard Woods requested that the Biden Administration allow schools to use COVID-19 relief funds to cover the rising gas prices. According to one school superintendent, Kenneth Dyer, the current fuel prices are something school districts have never seen before.
Many schoolchildren got to see each other’s faces for the first time in two years on Monday. The New York Post reports that in the nation’s largest school district, most New York City students can now come to class mask-free. The only exception is students aged four and younger, who are not eligible to be
In compliance with an executive order by the Youngkin administration, the Virginia Department of Education recently released a report repealing several policies and programs aimed to further equity initiatives in schools. In a letter sent on Friday to Governor Youngkin and Education Secretary Aimee Guidera, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow specified which diversity,
Last Tuesday, the public comment section of the Montgomery County school board meeting in Virginia grew heated after parent Alecia Vaught accused Chairwoman Susan Kass of blatant disregard of her own mask policy. Vaught pulled up phone images of a maskless Kass in a crowd, prompting Kass to walk out of the meeting, according to
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