MSU report examines third graders who were retained for reading | MSUtoday

New research from Michigan State University shows that in 2022, more students will underperform in reading enough to be withheld in third grade under the Early Literacy Act, but school districts promoted the majority of those students to fourth grade. Known as “Read by Grade Three,” Michigan law aims to improve early literacy statewide and … Read more

Editorial Summary: Indiana

Business Journal of Indianapolis. December 2, 2022. Editorial: Legislation protects religious groups, same-sex couples Kudos to US Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., for his vote this week to ensure same-sex marriage is enshrined in federal law and not left to the whim of the courts. Frankly, same-sex marriage doesn’t seem like what we need to be … Read more

Kentucky’s dem governor files bid for re-election to Red State

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Kentucky (AP) — Fresh from an event that highlighted Kentucky’s biggest economic development project of all time, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear filed for re-election Monday, promoting his work to create jobs, expand health care and support teachers during a tenure marred by a pandemic and deadly storms. Beshear … Read more

Mainland alumnus goes to Washington as advisor to Ohio senator

Suzanne Marino For the press As the 2022 midterm elections near, eyes are on Ohio. Trump-backed Republican and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance and Democratic US Rep. Tim Ryan face off in their race to succeed Republican Senator Rob Portman in Ohio. Newly elected Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, has named former Linwood resident and … Read more

The Indiana General Assembly will focus on workforce education in the upcoming session

INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers have been tasked to house an education committee. “While Indiana continues to make historic investments in K-12 education and is the #1 state for school choice and parent empowerment, we still have work to do,” said Bob Behning, committee chair and state representative. “We need to do more to ensure our high … Read more

North Dakota Legislature Sets Table for Legislature 2023; Rep. Johnson is the new Speaker of the House of Representatives

North Dakota lawmakers on Monday began putting the pieces in place for the legislative session that begins next month. Lawmakers are in Bismarck for their three-day organizing session, which ends Wednesday when Gov. Doug Burgum is set to deliver his budget speech detailing his priorities and proposals. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Jon Jensen … Read more

HBCU students in Georgia have a hard time voting due to ID requirements

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks during a campaign rally at Georgia Tech Monday, December 5, 2022, in Atlanta. Warnock is playing with Republican Herschel Walker in a runoff.photo: John Bazemore (AP) The state of Georgia has 10 historically black colleges. Seven of these schools are private, meaning they do not receive most of their … Read more

Why Nebraska came out on top in national test results | Choose

I’m sure we all remember the initial COVID-19 quarantine in the once seemingly innocent spring of 2020. It was a mess. Businesses went bankrupt, toilet paper was a scarce commodity, and most importantly, millions of lives were lost. However, we also mustn’t forget the tremendous toll COVID has taken on education across the country. It … Read more

Education in Nebraska persists | Choose

It has been said that “the pandemic can stop schools, but it cannot stop education”. Nebraska students seem to confirm this statement. As explained in an article in the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska students have outperformed most of the nation in recent years, but they have lost ground in both reading and math compared to previous … Read more

USA eliminated from World Cup, Arizona basketball suffers first loss of season: top sports stories – Arizona

The US men’s national soccer team was eliminated World Championship after defeating Iran to reach the knockout stage and the No. 4 ranked University of Arizona The men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season in the team’s Pac-12 opener – these are the top stories in the world of sports from November … Read more