The Badass Teachers Assoc.

State News Clearinghouse and Updates


The purpose of this site is to be an updated clearinghouse for state education news and updates from the BAT State Administrators.

If you would like to provide updated news for your state or be an administrator/moderator for your state BAT Facebook page please email us at contact.batmanager@gmail.com

For more information on The Badass Teachers Association, Inc please go to http://www.badassteacher.org/

Twitter and Instagram @BadassTeachersA #TBATs

Facebook Open Page - https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation/

Facebook Closed Page (ask to join) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BadAssTeachers/

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nationalbats/

News items are updated on a monthly basis. If there is no information in your state please check back. We will update as state administrators send us information.

Alabama State News

Alaska State News

Arizona State News

California State News

Colorado State News

Connecticut State News


Florida State News

Georgia State News

Hawaii State News

Idaho State News

  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/IdahoBATs/
  • Facebook Administrator - Mary Ollie and Levi Cavaner
  • Twitter @IdahoBATs
  • Idaho: ID BATs ask you to keep close watch on the activities of the interim committee on school funding. Switching from attendance based funding to enrollment based funding is being considered for Idaho Schools. Is this really a good idea? It's an important question to ask as in other states, they have had “ghost students” attending (not) some of their charter schools. Other than counting butts in seats, how does one verify that students are actually attending? https://www.idahoednews.org/news/slowly-school-funding-formula-rewrite-takes-shape/

Illinois State News

Indiana State News

Kansas State News

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/KansasBATs/?ref=br_rs

Facebook Administrator - Anne Pritchett

Twitter - @KansasBATs

Kansas: Unconstitutional school finance formula. http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article176606731.html

Kentucky State News

Maine State News

Massachusetts State News

Michigan State News

Mississippi State News

Montana State News

Nebraska State News

New Jersey State News

New Mexico State News

New York State News


Nevada State News

  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/NevadaBATs/
  • Facebook Administrator - Lisa Muntean, Phil Sorenson, Stacey Wolff, Chet Miller, Cindy Darden, Sarah Sunnasy, Carmen Andrews, Mary Beth DeNigris-Franzeo, Jennifer Petrie
  • Twitter @NVBATs

Ohio State News

  • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ohio.BATs/
  • Facebook Administrator - Brittany Alexander, Kelly Braun, Brianne Kramer, Dawn Neely Randall, Karen Linch, Mandy Jablonski, Paula Garfield, Beth Egbert, Debra Fedyna, Tracy Diedrick, Amber Clark, Mary Reed and Sherm Koons.
  • Twitter @OhioBATs
  • Ohio: Ohio BATs are continuing to press state legislators and elected officials to provide data proving the newly added graduation pathways will help the estimated 30,000 - 45,000 seniors who are in danger of not graduating. This article's headline says it all: They "could" boost numbers. No one seems to know for sure. http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20170822/new-diploma-pathways-could-boost-numbers

Oregon State News


Pennsylvania State News

South Carolina State News

South Dakota State News

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthDakotaBATs/

Facebook Administrator - Suzy Suzanne

Twitter: Coming Soon

South Dakota: The poorest areas in the entire country are on reservations in South Dakota. http://kelo.com/news/articles/2017/oct/24/indian-education-in-south-dakota-worse-than-anywhere-else/


Tennessee State News

  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/TennesseeBATs/
  • State Administrators - Lee Ann Pepper Nolan, Tikeila Rucker, Larry Proffitt, Jennifer Navarre, Mary Holden, Jenee Hewlett Peters, Neshellda Johnson, Lu Howard, and April Waltrip Jeffries
  • Twitter @MemphisBATBa

Utah State News

Virginia State News

  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/VirginiaBATs/
  • Facebook Administrators: Cheryl Gibbs Binkley, Sue Goncarovs, Erin Rafferty, Justin Kern
  • Twitter @VirginiaBATs
  • Our goal is to flip the House and banish ALEC and their Ed Task Force from our state. Once that's done, goal 2 is to place as many BATS and teachers on the Virginia Dept of Ed as possible to get rid of standardized testing in accreditation and evaluation measures. Simultaneously, we are working localities to educate local officials, especially for poor districts, that charters and vouchers are inferior to community schools with wrap-around services. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Virginia_ALEC_Politicians

Washington D.C.

Washington State News

Wisconsin State News



State Administrators WANTED! The BATs organization is actively seeking administrators for our Facebook pages and affiliates in North Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Please email Marla Kilfoyle, BATs Executive Director at contact.batmanager@gmail.com for more information.

To join your BAT State Facebook group please go to our website http://www.badassteacher.org/ - look to the right and you will see State Facebook Groups. Click the link, find our state and ask to join!