Idaho governor signs bill restricting transgender students from using bathrooms in schools

washington CNN — Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little signed a bill this week that bans transgender students in the state from using public school restrooms that do not match their birth sex. Senate Bill 1100The bill, which went into effect July 1, requires public schools to provide students in the state with separate restrooms, locker … Read more

A shift in San Francisco politics is a warning for Asian-American voters to Democrats in 2024

CNN — Allene Jue used to vote in an easy, quick way—scanning the names on the ballot and picking the one that sounded Asian. That was before 2020. “During the pandemic, something ignited,” said Jue, a Chinese-American mother of two girls, ages 3 and 5, who lives on San Francisco’s West Side.Throughout the pandemic, Jue … Read more

Mental health is driving more college students to consider dropping out, survey finds

CNN — Isabel, a 20-year-old undergraduate student, is no stranger to hard work. She graduated high school a year early and spent most of 2021 working three jobs. But when she started college that fall, she felt like she was “sinking.” She knew she didn’t feel like herself in her first semester: her lively personality … Read more

More red states will help pay for private schools for all K-12 students

washington CNN — With the help of the so-called “parents’ rights” movement, more Republican-led states are changing the way they fund K-12 education, making it easier for families to use taxpayer money to send their children to private schools. Families in Iowa, Utah and Arkansas will soon be eligible to receive thousands of state dollars … Read more

Voters of color are a big reason why Trump leads in Republican primary

CNN — Former President Donald Trump holds an average double-digit advantage over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2024 national Republican primary. Which in itself is not noteworthy considering front-runner Trump, always leading Here’s what DeSantis (his closest competitor or potential rival so far) has thought of the race since voting began. But what’s surprising … Read more

Under Florida law, other states try to limit some LGBTQ discussions in schools

washington CNN — bill similar Florida’s Controversial Legislation At least 15 states are considering banning certain guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, according to data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN. Some of the bills go further than Florida’s law, dubbed “Don’t Talk Gay” by its critics, … Read more

Houston school takeovers more complex than red states vs. blue cities

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter.To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Some Facts About Texas control Houston Independent School District Make decisions seem inexplicable and unfair. consider: None of Houston ISD’s schools have failed a grade in their most recent grades State Assessmentalthough … Read more

Federal appeals court blocks DeSantis’ anti-‘wake-up’ law at Florida public universities

CNN — Part of a law pushed by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to limit what Florida’s public colleges and universities can teach will continue to be blocked for now, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge jury of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by DeSantis administration and state … Read more

Glenn Youngkin: Takeaways from Virginia Governor’s CNN Town Hall on Public Education

CNN — In a Republican Party now dominated by political boxers, the governor of Virginia. Glenn Youngkin Want to play the role of peacemaker. At least, that was his message to voters during a CNN town hall Thursday night, with a focus on public education. But Yankin, his 2021 Commonwealth Victory made him a national … Read more

Student loan forgiveness: Borrowers still face months of uncertainty over Biden plan

washington CNN — More than 40 million federal Student loan borrowers may qualify for up to $20,000 in debt forgiveness, but they may have to wait a few more months before the Supreme Court rules on whether President Joe Biden can implement his proposed relief plan. this The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week … Read more