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Actress Sam Sorbo: Coronavirus the ‘Impetus’ to Rethink Education in America

Actress Sam Sorbo: Coronavirus the ‘Impetus’ to Rethink Education in America

Actress and radio host Sam Sorbo said the coronavirus crisis has inadvertently become the “impetus” for Americans to rethink education.
Massive Nationwide Closures of Schools, Businesses as Governments Try to Stem Coronavirus Outbreak

Massive Nationwide Closures of Schools, Businesses as Governments Try to Stem Coronavirus Outbreak

As confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continue to increase across the U.S., governors and mayors have mandated major closures of schools and businesses, shutting
NEA Endorses ‘Former School Bus Driver’ Joe Biden for President

NEA Endorses ‘Former School Bus Driver’ Joe Biden for President

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest labor union, has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president.
LA Shuts Down All Public School Campuses in Response to Coronavirus; NYC Mulls Potential Impact of Mass Closures

LA Shuts Down All Public School Campuses in Response to Coronavirus; NYC Mulls Potential Impact of Mass Closures

In hopes of slowing down the coronavirus outbreak, officials from Los Angeles Unified School District, the country’s second-largest school district, announced that all campuses would close for the
Education Department Releases K-12 Guidance amid Coronavirus School Closures

Education Department Releases K-12 Guidance amid Coronavirus School Closures

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has released resources for K-12 teachers and local officials on managing student privacy and ensuring disabled students receive required services during school closures
Bill mandating sex ed starting in kindergarten heads to Democratic governor's desk; GOP opponent blasts 'pornography' taught in classroom

Bill mandating sex ed starting in kindergarten heads to Democratic governor's desk; GOP opponent blasts 'pornography' taught in classroom

A bill that would require sex education in all Washington state public schools starting in kindergarten received its final approval Saturday from the state Senate and is headed to Democratic Gov. Jay
Public School’s Gender-Neutral Bathroom Closed After Student Arrest for Sexual Assault

Public School’s Gender-Neutral Bathroom Closed After Student Arrest for Sexual Assault

An 18-year-old Wisconsin high school student was arrested Thursday for fourth-degree sexual assault, child enticement, and exposing his genitals to a child in the school’s gender-neutral bathroom.
Parents Sue School District for Allowing Children to Change Gender Identity Without Parental Notice

Parents Sue School District for Allowing Children to Change Gender Identity Without Parental Notice

Parents in Madison, Wisconsin are suing the school district over a policy that lets children change gender identity without parental consent.
Texas A&M Hosts Sold-Out Drag Queen Show

Texas A&M Hosts Sold-Out Drag Queen Show

Texas A&M University hosted a sold-out drag queen show at the MSC Town Hall event that was co-sponsored by the A&M LGBTQ+ Pride Center.
Watch: National Parents’ Group Film Exposes ‘Truth and Lies in American Education’

Watch: National Parents’ Group Film Exposes ‘Truth and Lies in American Education’

A national parents’ organization is releasing a film that seeks to expose the “lies and government schemes” of federally-run education.
Court Upholds School District’s Transgender Bathroom Plan, Rejects Privacy Concerns

Court Upholds School District’s Transgender Bathroom Plan, Rejects Privacy Concerns

A federal appeals court sided with a school district’s “student safety plan” that allows students to use bathrooms corresponding to gender identity.
Boston Public School Teacher's Union Promotes 'Black Lives Matter' Shirts in Classrooms

Boston Public School Teacher's Union Promotes 'Black Lives Matter' Shirts in Classrooms

A Boston teacher's union president has come under fire this week after encouraging Boston public school teachers to wear "Black Lives Matter" apparel to school. The Boston Police Union condemned the
Betsy DeVos to Personally Fund Scholarship for SOTU Philadelphia Student

Betsy DeVos to Personally Fund Scholarship for SOTU Philadelphia Student

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will personally provide the scholarship that will allow Philadelphia fourth-grade student Janiyah Davis, who attended the State of the Union (SOTU) address, to enroll
Boston Police Union throws a tantrum over Black Lives Matter at school week

Boston Police Union throws a tantrum over Black Lives Matter at school week

Boston's got a bad reputation when it comes to race. And unfortunately, much of it's deserved. Of course, there are people who are trying to fight and make a positive difference despite the
The Number of Homeless Students Now Matches the Entire Population of New Hampshire

The Number of Homeless Students Now Matches the Entire Population of New Hampshire

It's a new nationwide high, and states with certain traits had the biggest spikes.
Fracking Has Led To A 'Bust' For Pennsylvania School District Finances

Fracking Has Led To A 'Bust' For Pennsylvania School District Finances

A shale gas well pad in Pennsylvania contains storage tanks. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Matthew Gardner Kelly, Pennsylvania State University and Kai A. Schafft, Pennsylvania State
Elizabeth Warren Says Transgender Child Must Approve Education Secretary

Elizabeth Warren Says Transgender Child Must Approve Education Secretary

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told attendees at a town hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sunday that, if she is elected president, her education secretary will have to be approved by a transgender child.
The Made-up Crisis Behind The State Takeover Of Houston's Public Schools

The Made-up Crisis Behind The State Takeover Of Houston's Public Schools

The State of Texas is in a legal battle to seize power from the Houston public school board. Eakrin Rasadonyindee/Shutterstock.com Domingo Morel, Rutgers University Newark If the state of Texas had
Parents Protest Mandated LGBT Rights Curriculum

Parents Protest Mandated LGBT Rights Curriculum

New Jersey parents expressed outrage Wednesday over a new state law requiring public school students to learn about LGBT history and rights.
Arizona GOP Aims to Shield K-12 Kids from Transgender 'Pronoun War'

Arizona GOP Aims to Shield K-12 Kids from Transgender 'Pronoun War'

Rep. John Fillmore, a Republican Arizona state senator, is introducing bills to secure the practice of using biological pronouns in schools.