North Carolina Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Alleging Political Agenda at Charlotte Latin Schools

Charlotte, North Carolina – The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by parents against Charlotte Latin Schools. The parents alleged that the school was promoting a political agenda and expelled their two students as a result. The ruling has drawn attention from groups such as ‘Moms For Liberty’ and ‘Concerned Private School Parents Of Charlotte,’ who supported the lawsuit. This is the second time the state’s second-highest court has ruled on the case. The court found that the school’s decision to remove the students was based on a … Read more

Former Teacher Shot by 6-Year-Old Student Moves Forward with $40 Million Lawsuit Against Newport News Public Schools

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Abby Zwerner, a former school teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, is now heading to trial in her lawsuit following a tragic incident. Zwerner was shot by her own 6-year-old student in her classroom. The judge has ruled that her $40 million lawsuit against Newport News Public Schools can proceed. Attorneys Diane Toscano, Kevin Biniazan, and Jeffrey Breit, representing Zwerner, expressed their satisfaction with the decision. They stated that this victory brings them closer to holding the Newport News School Board accountable for their actions. In November, Circuit Court … Read more

Alabama Advances Legislation to Restrict Classroom Discussions on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Public Schools

Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama state lawmakers have made a move to expand legislation that would restrict discussions and instruction related to gender identity or sexual orientation in public schools. The existing law, which currently applies through 5th grade, would now extend its reach through 12th grade. The House Education Policy Committee has advanced the legislation, which now awaits a full vote in the Alabama House of Representatives. The proposed legislation aims to tighten the language of the current law by removing the provision that allows such discussions to take place in a manner that is … Read more

Former Loudoun County Schools Chief’s Guilty Verdict Overturned Due to Jury Instruction Error

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A judge in Loudoun County set aside the guilty verdict against former schools chief Scott Ziegler, who was convicted of retaliating against a teacher who accused officials of withholding protection from a student who inappropriately touched her. Chief Circuit Court Judge Douglas L. Fleming Jr. granted a new trial, citing incorrect jury instructions in the misdemeanor case. While setting aside the verdict, Judge Fleming acknowledged that there was enough evidence to sustain a conviction against Ziegler, who was fired in 2022 for mishandling sexual assault cases. The incident drew national attention … Read more