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Legal organization formed to confront ‘critical race theory’

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A new coalition of legal foundations and attorneys will combat critical race theory in education. Christopher F. Rufo of the Discovery Institute is leading the effort. Rufo, noting that President Joe Biden ...

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Gov. Parson proclaims January 24-30 as School Choice Week in Missouri

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For the third consecutive year, the last week of January has been officially proclaimed Missouri School Choice Week by Gov. Mike Parson. His proclamation for the week recognizes that every Missouri student ...

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Study: 90 percent of U.S. universities restrict speech

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Nearly nine in 10 American universities restrict free speech in some form, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE’s) 2021 Spotlight on Speech Codes. The organization looked at the free ...

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How childhood play enriches education

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When I was a kid, my parents let me play. I grew up homeschooled, so I had more time than other kids—the bulk of which was spent running wild. I did do ...

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Missouri education leaders tackle statewide teacher shortage

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Missouri, facing an ongoing shortage of K-12 teachers, hopes to encourage the high school students of today to become the teachers of tomorrow. “They are sitting in our high schools today,” Dr. ...

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Parents pray and protest in Nigeria after Islamists abduct more than 300 boys from school

Governments around the world are still expressing shock after the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram abducted more than 300 boys from one secondary school in Nigeria. It brings the number of kidnapped ...

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DOJ sides with religious schools in suit against Michigan

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Catholic high schools in Michigan have gained the support of the Justice Department in their suit against the state over an emergency health order that bans in-person classes at religious schools. The ...

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LGBT group lobbies Biden to crack down on Christian colleges

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Christian colleges are under attack by a leading LGBT rights organization. The Human Rights Campaign has written a document titled Blueprint for Positive Change, which gives 85 pro-LGBT policy and legislative recommendations ...

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Virtual program series kicks off countdown to Missouri’s bicentennial

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th bicentennial of statehood. Leading up to the ...

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Number of “F” grades soaring as schools close

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Many people have speculated that school lockdowns are hurting students and grades, and new research backs them up. The number of students receiving “F” marks is soaring this year in the Fairfax, ...

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His Lions and BLAZE Arts program aims to inspire youth to create with faith in mind

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A Kansas City-based arts organization is joining forces with a wellness group to train youth in visual media with a spiritual twist. “Something was needed in homeschooling and Christian education to help ...

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Study finds virtual learning destroys student achievement

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Is virtual learning, as a result of the pandemic, dumbing-down America’s schoolchildren? That’s the finding of a new study of student outcomes conducted by Virginia’s largest school system. The study compared this ...

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Small Christian colleges enjoying strong fall enrollment despite pandemic

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Small Christian colleges are a bright spot as overall fall enrollment declined during the pandemic. Five of 10 Church of Christ-affiliated universities have record enrollments this fall, as do several other primarily undergraduate ...

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Homeschooling soars as public school enrollment falls across nation

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the rate of homeschooling has doubled since last year to nearly 10 percent, while the rate of children enrolled in a public school declined seven percent ...

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Trump signs executive order to promote ‘patriotic education’

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President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to promote “patriotic education” by establishing the federal 1776 Commission. The President wrote: “Just signed an order to establish the 1776 Commission. We will ...

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Pandemic taking a toll on state’s teachers, Missouri Board of Education reports

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Ongoing pandemic restrictions and fear of Covid is taking a heavy toll on Missouri teachers, Missouri Board of Education leaders said this week. Member Don Claycomb said he expects a much greater ...

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Several Christian colleges lowering tuition in response to Covid-19

Ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on businesses and fear of the pandemic is putting a financial squeeze on many families. Several Christian colleges are helping out by rolling back tuition costs as enrollment takes ...

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‘Luther in Real Time’ podcast will be released on 500th anniversary of heresy charges

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Protestant Christians will be able to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther, 500 years to the day from his heresy charges on Oct. 10, 1520. Ligonier Ministries will release the first ...

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Missouri legislators express concern about effectiveness of remote education

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Several Missouri leaders are concerned about the impact of remote education on students. The Subcommittee on Appropriations — Education shared their message to a group of Missouri K-12 education officials this week. ...

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Fired teacher who questioned gender studies sues Christian school

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After sharing two Facebook posts that questioned gender fluidity, a teacher at a British Christian school has been fired. She’s now suing her former employer for alleged discrimination and harassment on the ...

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Major probe into Falwell Jr. family under way as investigation discovers deep web of financial gain

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In an on-going investigation, the Reuters news agency has learned that the entire Falwell family may have profited from their association with Liberty University. The investigation’s goal is to sort out and ...

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8 Ways to pray as schools reopen

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As the 2019-2020 school year drew to a close no one could have imagined what challenges would be faced then and in the ensuing months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, great ...

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Missouri parents want schools to stop blocking their online access

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Many families continue to evaluate their options as the new school year approaches. Earlier this week, several Missouri parents and the National Center for Public School Options testified before the state Joint ...

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Smartphones get an ‘F’ for lowering student grades

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It’s never been easier for the average student to find the answer to a tough question using a smartphone. Across the nation, teachers regularly battle the distraction smartphones provide. From social media ...

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Schools looking for space could turn to churches – doing so has a rich history

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Could places of worship ease the burden of schools looking to reopen while giving students space to social distance? Working with churches might not be such an outlandish suggestion. With space at ...

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