Donald Trump adds fresh pressure to Gov. Greg Abbott over demand for a forensic election audit

Gov. Greg Abbott is failing to appease some inside his party — including former President Donald Trump — with the “forensic election audit” that the state announced Thursday. Trump released a letter... Read more »

Gutting IP rights will upend university research, a font of innovation

The Biden administration recently announced support for a push by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to strip intellectual property protections from Covid-19 vaccines. That endorsement, though well-intentioned, should send shivers down the... Read more »

Why home-school mom Marla Benavides is running for Denver school board

A Denver mother who home-schools her son and once worked as a bilingual paraprofessional in public schools is running for an at-large seat on the school board. Marla Benavides, 48, said she... Read more »

Tennessee’s $174M investment in Memphis megasite pays off with $5.6B Ford deal

The Memphis Regional Megasite has been built out in Tennessee as a planned site for a large business operation for years. As recently as June, $52 million was committed to the 4,100-acre site in... Read more »

Should teens taking ADHD, anxiety and depression drugs consume energy drinks and coffee?

About 6.1 million children in the U.S., more than 9% of all kids and teens, have been diagnosed at some point in their lives with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Known as ADHD, it causes... Read more »

Hite will leave superintendent post after nearly 10 years at the helm of Philadelphia schools

Superintendent William Hite will leave the top post in Philadelphia public schools next year, choosing not to renew his contract after nearly a decade in the job, he announced late Monday. Hite,... Read more »

Why former principal Jane Shirley is running for Denver school board

A former teacher, principal, and district administrator, who also once ran a downtown cabaret theater, is running for an at-large seat on the Denver school board. Jane Shirley was a middle school... Read more »

NYC School Safety Agent Shortage Looms as Vaccination Mandate Deadline Nears

More than 5,000 school safety agents guard the doors and hallways of New York City’s roughly 1,600 schools. This coming Tuesday, hundreds of these officers, if not thousands, might come off the... Read more »

NetWork Kansas connects entrepreneurs to business-building resources

Circumstances of the pandemic have shed new light on the disparity between resources available in urban and rural areas, and NetWork Kansas is working to bridge that gap, especially in the economic... Read more »

Inslee asks feds to help with understaff hospitals

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to provide medical personnel to help understaffed hospitals during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Inslee sent a letter to Jeffrey Zients, who is... Read more »