Florida Reaches Settlement in Landmark Lawsuit, Paving the Way for Inclusive Education and LGBTQ+ Acceptance

Tallahassee, Florida – The state of Florida has reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding a controversial law known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The legislation, which was passed in 2021, restricted the discussion of homosexuality in public schools. The settlement comes after years of legal battles and serves as a significant milestone in the ongoing debate on LGBTQ+ rights in the state. The “Don’t Say Gay” bill, officially titled the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act,” garnered widespread attention and criticism upon its introduction. Advocacy groups argued that the law was … Read more

Kentucky Committee Approves Controversial Bill to Extend Teen Work Hours, Raises Concerns for Safety and Education

FRANKFORT, Kentucky — The safety and educational success of Kentucky teenagers may be at risk as a bill proposing longer and later working hours for minors has gained approval from a House committee. House Bill 255, sponsored by Rep. Phillip Pratt, aims to repeal Kentucky’s existing child labor laws and align them with less restrictive federal laws for 16 and 17-year-olds. Currently, Kentucky law limits the number of hours minors in this age group can work on a school day to six, with an increase to eight hours on non-school days and a total of … Read more

Lawsuit Challenges Georgia School Board Over Alleged Censorship, Threat to Inclusive Education

Decatur, Georgia – The Georgia Association of Educators and two educators have filed a lawsuit against Cobb County School officials, claiming that new education laws restrict teachers from addressing certain topics in the classroom. The lawsuit argues that these laws, known as the Protecting Students First Act and the Parents’ Bill of Rights, not only pose a threat to teachers in the district, but also hinder students’ ability to learn in inclusive environments. The Protecting Students First Act, passed in 2022, prohibits educators from expressing personal political beliefs on “divisive concepts,” such as race, unconscious … Read more

Education Advocates Challenge Unconstitutional Diversion of Taxpayer Funds for Baseball Stadium

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A constitutional challenge has been filed against Senate Bill 1 (SB1) by Strong Public Schools Nevada and other education leaders. SB1, which allocates up to $380 million in taxpayer funds for the construction of a baseball stadium, has been accused of multiple constitutional violations. The primary aim of the challenge is to prevent public funds from being used for what is considered a misguided stadium project. Claiming that SB1 violates five sections of the State Constitution, the group believes that the bill should be invalidated. In a media release, Strong Public … Read more