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Missouri officials criticize drag show attended by Columbia middle schoolers

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A drag show seen by middle-school students in Columbia is drawing criticism from parents and state officials. At the annual Columbia Values Diversity Breakfast, timed to be near the Martin Luther King ...

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Popularity of homeschooling remains even after pandemic

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Public schools lost more than one million students between the fall of 2019 and the fall of 2020. Although the pandemic triggered a surge in homeschooling, its popularity continues to explode with ...

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Missouri governor declares January 22-28 as School Choice Week

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Gov. Mike Parson has officially declared January 22-28 as School Choice Week in Missouri. Over the next four weeks, more than a dozen other governors are expected to join this proclamation. During the week, state, city and county ...

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LGBT group reveals how they promote gender ideology to school children

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The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has admitted in a video how the organization pushes radical gender ideology in the nation’s public schools. The shockingly frank revelation reveals they promote transgenderism ...

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Christians, Muslims unite to protest woke agenda in Detroit-area schools

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Christians and Muslims have vastly different religious beliefs, but they agree that public schools should not be indoctrinating students with a woke agenda. Christians concerned with sexually explicit materials in Dearborn (Mich.) ...

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Area Christian schools among those awarded $3.8 Million in grants nationwide

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As families continue to pull their children from public schools, numerous Christian schools are beginning the year with surprise funding. The Herzog Foundation is issuing the grants, totaling $3,813,800, to propel the ...

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In positive move, Saudi Arabia reforms school curricula to confront extremism

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Saudi Arabia continues to deter extremism with the newest effort targeting school curricula. The country’s Education Ministry recently announced the introduction of a new curriculum for the kingdom’s schools,  which involves, among ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of coach who was fired for praying after football games

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The Supreme Court has upheld religious expression in another high-profile case ruling 6-3 that Washington state violated First Amendment religious freedom protections when it fired a praying football coach. Joseph Kennedy had ...

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California settles with parents who sued after students forced to recite Aztec prayers

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California has ended a policy that requires public school students to pray to an Aztec God. It comes as they settle a lawsuit brought by angry parents of students across the state. ...

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Harvard finds homeschooled kids turn out happy, well-adjusted, and engaged

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Researchers at Harvard University just released findings from their new study showing positive outcomes for homeschooled students. Writing in The Wall Street Journal last week, Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing ...

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New education civil rights official threatened schools to put boys in girls locker rooms

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Christian groups are concerned about the Biden administration’s new assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education. She has a well-documented history of strong-arming schools over transgender bathroom policies ...

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Condoleezza Rice on CRT: “We don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white”

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Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state for President George W. Bush, said making “white kids feel bad for being white” is not the way to empower black children. Her comments came during ...

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Students offering hope on campus during Bring Your Bible to School Day

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Christian students across the nation are sharing their faith on Thursday as part of the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day. The student-led initiative is sponsored by Focus on the Family and has ...

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Parents, civil rights groups try to stop Aztec prayers in California public schools

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California civil rights groups and parents have asked a court to stop Aztec prayers in public classrooms. The prayers are part of an Education’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that includes a section ...

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Number of homeschooling families expected to skyrocket this fall

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Back-to-school sales are a sure sign that summer vacation is winding down. Many parents, however, will not be sending their kids back to traditional schools this fall. They’ll be homeschooling. “In Virginia ...

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Free online course reminds us why Americans need patriotism

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Have you noticed a decreasing sense of patriotism among younger Americans today? Have you seen the polls suggesting that they are increasingly attracted to socialism and other ideas destructive of liberty? To ...

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Washington State mandates Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools

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Washington State has become one of the first states to actually mandate the teaching of the controversial Critical Race Theory in public schools. Supporters of the bill contend it would help educators ...

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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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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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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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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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CDC now strongly favors schools reopening in fall

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As polls show an overwhelming majority of both Democrats and Republicans believe schools should reopen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the science now backs it up. The nation’s ...

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Students talk to President about religious discrimination

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While it was virtually ignored in the news this week, students, teachers, coaches and religious freedom activists with diverse faith backgrounds visited the White House to talk about religious discrimination and intimidation. ...

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The Bible and Public Schools

The year was 1963. In Abington School District v. Schempp, the Supreme Court doubled down on their previous year’s decision of Engel v. Vitale which banned school-led prayer in public schools. This ...

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Lawrence School Board votes to inhibit apprehension of illegal immigrants

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The Lawrence, Kansas Public School Board has voted to obstruct Federal law enforcement with a resolution targeting Immigration and Customs Enforcement efforts to apprehend individuals who are in the country illegally. The ...

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