Entire Loudoun County School Board Could Be Booted with Virginia Governor Youngkin’s Proposal

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

By |2022-04-19T21:46:28-04:00April 19th, 2022|Government, News|0 Comments

Congress Holds a Hearing Over School Book “Banning”

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

By |2022-04-12T15:56:11-04:00April 12th, 2022|Government, News|0 Comments

New Jersey Lawmakers Tackle Student Mental Health Crisis by Enacting Later School Start Times

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

By |2022-04-05T15:44:35-04:00April 5th, 2022|News|0 Comments

High School Students in This Colorado District Will No Longer Receive Valedictorian Awards

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.

By |2022-03-22T11:24:03-04:00March 22nd, 2022|News|1 Comment

Schools Feeling the Pain at the Pump

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.

By |2022-03-14T15:13:30-04:00March 15th, 2022|Facilities, News|0 Comments

Youngkin Administration Rescinds School Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

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,

By |2022-03-01T12:51:46-05:00March 1st, 2022|Government, News|0 Comments

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