public education

AG Merrick Garland Sics FBI on Anti-CRT Parents

Days after a national organization representing school board officials lamented to the Biden administration about “hate groups” intimidating education officials, Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the FBI to combat “threats of violence” against administrators.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22: Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Garland previously served at the Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …

Texas Public Education ‘Fixtures’ Not Seeking Re-Election, Gone for Good?

Two prominent and often controversial fixtures affiliated with Texas public education announced back-to-back that they would not seek re-election when their terms end next year — Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), the state House Public Education Committee chair over the past two legislative sessions, and Thomas Ratliff (R-Mt. Pleasant), Vice Chair of the State Board of Education (SBOE).

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Texas Governor Signs ‘Emergency’ Pre-K Bill into Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 4, the signature legislation of his emergency early childhood education initiative. The bill establishes a grant program that sets aside $130 million over two years for public school districts to improve the quality and accountability of the state’s pre-Kindergarten or “pre-K” programs.

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