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

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

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

Lori Lightfoot’s loss: Chicago becomes latest major city to face mayor’s test on crime

chicago CNN — Lori Lightfoot In 2019, entering Chicago’s mayor’s office as a candidate for reform freed her from the city’s club politics scene while making history by becoming the first black woman to hold the office and the first openly gay man, She won all 50 constituencies. Four years later, when Lightfoot failed to … Read more

Chicago mayoral race: Lightfoot to lose re-election bid as crime woes rise, CNN projects

CNN — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Her re-election bid failed to finish in the top two on Tuesday, the latest evidence of growing concerns about crime in one of America’s largest cities. CNN expects longtime public school superintendent Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, backed by progressives and the Chicago teachers union, to … Read more

Lori Lightfoot seeks to advance in crime-focused Chicago mayoral race

CNN — greater chicago Lori Lightfoot, She is seeking to survive Tuesday’s first round of voting to run for a second term after years of fighting teachers’ and police unions. Lightfoot faced eight challengers in the competition. With no candidate expected to top the 50% needed to avoid a runoff, candidates are vying for the … Read more

Lori Lightfoot: Incumbent fights for Chicago mayoral primary runoff

CNN — greater chicago Lori Lightfoot is fighting for her political survival, seeking a top-two finish in Tuesday’s crowded primary and an April runoff as she seeks a second term. Lightfoot, the first black woman and first gay man to serve as mayor of a city often ridiculed by conservatives in the national debate on … Read more

Student loan forgiveness: Biden’s plan still stalled, but there are other ways to get debt relief

washington CNN — President Joe Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program At the mercy of the Supreme Court, student loan borrowers could wait weeks, if not months, to hear whether the program is allowed to go into effect. Some 16 million people have already received up to $20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness — and some … Read more

Brown v. Board of Education: Two Personal Stories Reveal Unforeseen Consequences of Historic Ruling

CNN — Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Educationwhich made segregation of public schools illegal. But supervisors in Prince Edward County, Virginia, where Berryman attends public schools, have no intention of complying. Five years later, in 1959, when Berryman was expecting seventh grade, the county closed all public schools and opened a private school … Read more

DeSantis says Florida requires African American history, but critics argue it isn’t being taught

CNN  —  Facing accusations of whitewashing history after his administration blocked a new Black studies course for high-achieving high schoolers, Gov. Ron DeSantis has countered that Florida students already must learn about the triumphs and plight of African Americans. “The state of Florida education standards not only don’t prevent, but they require teaching Black history,” … Read more