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Australia ends support of religious chaplains serving in public schools

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Australia may soon lose a beloved component of its public schools – chaplains. An institution in Australian schools, the national school chaplaincy program provided a trusted, caring and affirming presence in school ...

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Topeka Metro bus system joins Dump the Pump promotion as gas prices soar

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On Thursday, June 16, the Topeka Metro transit system will be participating with numerous other transit providers in the United States for the 16th Annual National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the ...

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Another poll finds majority want most or all abortions banned

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More national polls are confirming that Americans want all or most abortions banned. The news may come as a shock to some who see the weekly protests of pro-choice activists reflecting that ...

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Increased charter school funding goes to Missouri House

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The Missouri Legislature is moving closer to providing increased funding for charter schools. The Senate passed a bill by a vote of 29 to five, and it now will go back to the ...

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New research questions benefits of public preschool

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The Biden Administration’s proposed universal preschool plan may be stalled, but states and cities are pushing ahead with taxpayer-funded preschool programs of their own. Last week, Colorado became the latest state to pass ...

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The Satanic Temple sues school district over denial of club

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The Satanic Temple has filed a civil lawsuit against a Pennsylvania elementary school after the school turned down a request to form an after-school Satan Club. The proposed club for Northern Elementary ...

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Why is Florida’s new railroad 5% the cost of California’s?

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Florida is an example of how a railroad should be built but will the private endeavor convince politicians who are used to spending money? When the Federal Government ordered the construction of ...

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White House threatens to veto ending airline mask mandate after Senate vote

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Passengers can drop their masks on U.S. planes after the Senate passed a resolution to repeal a mask. It also covers other public transport. The White House immediately said they would veto ...

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Public faith in credibility of pastors eroding, survey finds

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U.S. pastors have some work to do to improve their credibility with the public. The news comes with increasing hostility towards pastors, churches, and people of faith in the media, Hollywood and ...

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Award-winning journalist criticizes media’s use of fact-checkers to shape opinion

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The rise of media fact-checkers has raised the question of just who is checking the fact-checkers. “Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some group, ...

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Christian college enrollment steady despite challenges of pandemic

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Although many public colleges struggle to maintain enrollment during the pandemic, Christian colleges are fairing much better with undergraduate admission numbers. Many Christian higher education institutions have seen record increases in enrollment ...

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How one young woman brought ‘black minds’ to the school debate

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Why ‘Black Minds Matter’ could be a game-changer for families in struggling schools. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of a teenage mother, Denisha Merriweather was failing. ...

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Missouri Senate committee debates expanding charter schools

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The Missouri Senate Education Committee is considering a bill that would allow charter schools to expand beyond just Kansas City and St. Louis, Missourinet reported. The bill comes as, for the first ...

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2021: The year of mistrust and suspicion

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Although there are many things that characterize the year 2021, perhaps nothing is more conspicuous than the deep lack of trust that Americans have in their national leadership. From the president to ...

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Americans disagree about allowing religious exemptions for vaccination but majority support

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Americans are divided over whether COVID-19 vaccination mandates should include religious exemptions, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core. The survey, which was released late ...

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Supreme Court hears arguments in school choice, parental rights case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in an important school choice case. Carson v. Makin challenges a Maine law that prohibits parents from using a state student-aid program if ...

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Kansas City charter schools enrollment surpasses public schools

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For the first time ever, more K-12 students in Kansas City are enrolled in charter schools than in traditional public schools. Charter schools are public schools that operate outside the control of the ...

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School drops Operation Christmas Child after threats from atheist group

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It’s always a sign that the Christmas season is approaching when atheists attack Samaritan’s Purse. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped a school from participating in Operation Christmas Child. A “concerned ...

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Columbia, Mo. tackles its violent crime as elections loom

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Columbia is gaining a reputation as one of Missouri’s most violent cities. The deep blue city, an outlier in an otherwise deep red central part of the state, has dealt with a ...

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Bees are making a comeback in Missouri

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The backyard conservation efforts of Missourians are contributing to the comeback of bees across the state. The state has announced that the focus on more native plants and other efforts are helping ...

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‘Woke’ books targeting a much younger audience of children

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“Woke books,” already a concern in school libraries, now are targeting an even younger audience. A wave of woke books about racism, same-sex parents and police brutality now can be found in ...

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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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UK ditches plans for vaccine passports after outcry

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The UK has canceled plans to mandate vaccine passports for pubs and public events across the country. The announcement was made by UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday. It comes after ...

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Christian schools outperforming public schools in academics, parent satisfaction

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The closing of many public schools during the pandemic has caused parents to take a closer look at how and where their children are being educated. Christian education is emerging as an ...

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The New York Times admits Covid security measures “make things worse”

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Useless yet burdensome “security” measures really meant only to reassure people are no longer confined solely to airports. When the COVID -19 pandemic first began, we didn’t fully understand how the virus ...

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