This Public School news page includes news headlines, summaries, and article citations about public schools from diverse, English-language news sources around the world.
News articles are ordered by publication date, with the newest article listed first and the oldest article listed last.
- 1/27: CBS Evening News
Trump dismisses NYT report on Mueller firing; A public school
music teacher wins a Grammy award.
CBS News. Monday, 10 May 2021.
- Plan ties Kansas school tax to break for closed businesses
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A measure approved by Kansas lawmakers ties the renewal of a tax that's crucial to funding public schools
to a proposed tax break for businesses that are forced to shut down during future emergencies or pandemics. ...
Washington Times. Saturday, 8 May 2021.
- Oklahoma governor bans critical race, gender-based theory in public schools and universities
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a controversial bill into law Friday that will restrict how race and gender-based content can be taught in public schools
Fox News. Friday, 7 May 2021.
- Dr. Janice Jackson reflects on tenure as Chicago Public Schools CEO
One day after Dr. Janice Jackson announced she is calling it quits, she reflected on her accomplishments, regrets and preference for her replacement.
ABC News. Wednesday, 5 May 2021.
- NYC schools replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day
New York City public schools
have officially replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day.
Fox News. Tuesday, 4 May 2021.
- CPS CEO Janice Jackson stepping down at end of school year
Chicago Public Schools
CEO Dr. Janice Jackson announced Monday she is calling it quits after a 22-year career with CPS.
ABC News. Tuesday, 4 May 2021.
- Idaho Senate bans teaching of critical race theory in schools
The state Senate passed a controversial bill Monday banning public schools, charter schools and universities teaching critical race theory. The bill now goes before Idaho's Republican governor.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021.
- More parents speak out in growing backlash against woke NYC private schools
Following a series of controversies at some of Manhattan's most expensive public schools, more parents shared their concerns in interviews with the New York Post on Saturday.
Daily Mail. Sunday, 25 Apr 2021.
- Florida School Superintendent Arrested on Perjury Charge
The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.
New York Times. Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021.
- Missouri ACLU suing Kansas City school for handcuffing boy
The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing Kansas City's public school
district after a 7-year-old boy ended up in handcuffs. The incident happened in 2014 and the boy has been homeschooled since. ...
CBS News. Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021.
- Over 50,000 N.Y.C. Public School Students Will Return to Classrooms
The change follows recent federal guidance that schools could reduce social distancing between students in some classrooms to three feet from six.
New York Times. Monday, 12 Apr 2021.
- Biden Infrastructure Plan Includes $12 Billion For Community Colleges
President Joe Biden is calling for $12 billion in community college infrastructure investment. His plan also includes investments in public schools
and child care.
Forbes. Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021.
- West Virginia Poised To Spend More On Vouchers, Less On Public Schools
Passed by the legislature last week, HB2013 would establish the Hope Scholarship Program, a program that is bad news for a state public school
system that is poorly positioned to handle any more bad news.
Forbes. Monday, 22 Mar 2021.
- Arkansas Committee Does Not Advance Bill Concerning Local Control Of Schools
A bill that clarifies when the State of Arkansas must return a public school
district to local control failed to advance in committee on Monday. By a vote of 4-4, the Senate Education Committee failed to pass Senate Bill 314 . ...
NPR. Tuesday, 9 Mar 2021.
- NC to participate in satellite internet pilot for students
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Public school students in some of North Carolina's most isolated areas could benefit from a new state initiative that offers high-speed internet through low-orbit satellites. Gov. ...
Washington Times. Friday, 5 Mar 2021.
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