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Republicans blast critical race theory as ‘divisive’ in letter to education secretary

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Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and Jeff Duncan of South Carolina have expressed their concern about teaching critical race theory in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. “Civics and history ...

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Heartland Christian School Graduating Seniors 2021

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The 2021 graduating class of Heartland Christian School. Kurumi Aso Allison Atcheson Braedan Best Christopher Martinez Marie Miki Madelyn Reed Conagher Rives Kaitlynn Thornton

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Math and Music: Why Do I Have To Learn This?

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“Why do I have to learn this? I’m NEVER going to use it.” It is likely that you have heard this (or even said it yourself) many times. Students question the usefulness ...

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Missouri considers providing greater choice in public education

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Education bills pending in the Missouri Legislature address charter school expansion, public funding of private schools and homeschooling. The effort comes as the state nears banning the New York Times’ uber-controversial 1619 ...

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LGBT activists sue to end federal financial aid for Christian college students

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A new lawsuit seeks to end all federal financial aid for students attending Christian colleges across the nation. If successful, it could threaten the very existence of faith-based education on the university ...

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Court rules university officials personally accountable for religious discrimination

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled in favor of a Christian club that was kicked off campus by officials at the University of Iowa. The story began ...

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Evangel University becomes latest school to drop Crusader mascot

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Evangel University is retiring the use of its Crusader mascot after a lengthy review process. The Crusader has been the official mascot since the school’s creation in 1955. According to a press ...

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Regardless of party affiliation, Americans want to reopen schools

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Most Americans want schools to reopen, including majorities of all political persuasions and regions of the country. More than 94 percent of Republican respondents to a Gallup poll said they support providing ...

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Drury University in Springfield one of several Christian schools tied to Planned Parenthood

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Drury University in Springfield is the only school in Missouri or Kansas to make the list of Christian colleges and universities with ties to Planned Parenthood. The revelation came through research by ...

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Dr. Seuss meets cancel culture as school district alleges ‘radical undertones’

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Dr. Seuss has become the latest victim of cancel culture after a Virginia school district told teachers to ditch the books. The Loudoun County Public Schools district removed the books from reading ...

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Missouri legislators continue to wrestle with education reform bills

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Missouri legislators have debated education reform for at least a decade, and the discussion is continuing in this legislative session An education savings accounts program managed to clear a major hurdle, barely ...

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Will pandemic build momentum for school choice?

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Across the nation, legislators are optimistic that the ongoing pandemic will provide the impetus to finally pass school choice legislation. That’s also true for Missouri where legislative leaders have spent the last ...

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Retired educator sees first-hand the harm of virtual learning

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Fall this year brought with it many school challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools still have not returned to a normal routine. They are relying heavily on virtual learning which ...

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Biden Administration flips on schools reopening

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President Joe Biden’s promise to completely reopen schools during the first 100 days of his presidency has been considerably scaled back. The new plan is to reopen more than half of schools ...

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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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FCA announces ‘Pursue’ is 2021 ministry theme

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes is urging athletes to move from state of uncertainty to a position of confidence as they move into the new year. “It is important that we continue exercising ...

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New Missouri House speaker prioritizes education, adoption

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Newly elected Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo, a Republican from Arnold, made education a top priority in his address to members on Wednesday. “As a student who struggled, I believe I do ...

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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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Saudi Arabia removes anti-Israel material from all textbooks

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The Trump administration continues to nurture peace efforts in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia announcing they’ve removed anti-Israel material from textbooks. The move comes after years of President Donald Trump and ...

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From police reform to expanded mail-in ballots, the Missouri Senate prepares for 2021 session

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Like everyone else, the Missouri Senate is eager for 2021 to arrive. These are some of the pre-filed bills that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative session. The session will cover ...

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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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On Giving Tuesday, help Anita and Dwight educate young people about the Holocaust

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Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support worthy causes. We would like you to consider helping educate today’s young people about the Holocaust. In 2019, Dwight and I launched the educational non-profit ...

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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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