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All Missouri schools open for some type of classes, Gov. Parson says

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All Missouri public schools are back in session this week, whether in-person, online or a hybrid of the two for classes. “We want our kids in school.” Gov. Mike Parson said, “and ...

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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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Study of 100 British schools shows ‘very little evidence that the virus is transmitted in schools’

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Imagine state governments announcing they plan to shut down schools until there is a cure for breast cancer. That is essentially the logic they are employing to shut schools because of a ...

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Trump may bypass Democrats, issue unemployment order; also require preexisting conditions to be covered by insurance

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President Trump said on Friday he could sign executive orders within a week that would extend unemployment benefits that expired on July 31, and that he will also sign an executive order ...

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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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New Republican-led stimulus focuses on ‘kids and jobs’

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Discussions on the next stimulus relief effort will bring Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mnuchin said the next round of ...

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New school year brings new sexual harassment and assault regulations

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Universities and K-12 schools are reworking internal policies on how they comply with new sexual harassment and assault regulations from the U.S. Department of Education. The changes, which fall under the federal ...

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Missouri issues coronavirus guidelines for opening schools

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Regardless of what local schools decide to do about reopening this fall, coronavirus will be part of the discussion. “That virus will be in the schools,” he said, according to KSHB-TV. “I ...

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‘We have to move forward,’ Missouri Gov. wants schools open

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The new school year is fast approaching, and schools are trying to figure out the best options during the ongoing pandemic. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and K-12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven met ...

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Supreme Court OK’s taxpayer credits for religious schools

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Montana’s decision to exclude religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The decision was a huge win ...

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House Democrats push for $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending in Democrat strongholds

WASHINGTON—House Democrats introduced on June 18 an extensive plan to rebuild American infrastructure, calling for more than $1.5 trillion in spending in roads, bridges, public transportation, housing, the “Green New Deal”, proposed ...

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Will Jewish and Christian Schools Teach the Truth About America and Racism?

When I went to yeshiva day schools, America was celebrated. America was regarded, in the description of Menachem Schneerson (the Lubavitcher rebbe), the most influential rabbi of the 20th century, as a ...

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Easter in August? Sure, it’s right after Christmas in July!

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We all know that Easter falls on various days every year, but never before has it been celebrated as late as August. However, this year the celebration was delayed from the official ...

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Senator Rand Paul tells Fauci: ‘You’re not the end-all’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, was forced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Tuesday to answer tough questions over Fauci’s often contradictory statements.  In regards to when to ...

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The modern Kansas earthquake era looks to be ending

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On Aug. 16, 2019, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district felt the shake of a 4.2 magnitude Kansas earthquake. They knew exactly what to do: hide ...

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Topeka North Outreach will distribute Operation Backpack Food Sacks to those in need

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Operation Backpack’s Weekend Food Sacks are helping fill the need for food in the North Topeka and Oakland communities.  These sacks contain a 2-day supply of nutritional, non-perishable, single serving size food ...

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Coronavirus cabin fever? Learn some history from your car

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With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, students may not return to finish the current school year. Can it possibly be an ideal time to learn history? It can! But wait. The museums are ...

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Participation in Kansas KidWind Challenge quadruples, then gets cancelled due to COVID-19

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Many Kansas students were happy when school was cancelled, but others were disappointed. Among the latter were the many students across the state that were involved in the Kansas KidWind Challenge. Now, ...

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List of Kansas City area closings and cancellations over coronavirus

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As President Donald Trump  announced a national state of emergency today, Kansas City area institutions continued to respond to the coronavirus with closings and delays. Metro Voice is not listing churches. Check ...

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Missouri bill to give private and public schools same minimum wage exemption

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The Missouri House this week passed a bill that would exempt religious and private schools from the state’s minimum-wage law. In 2018, Missouri voters approved incrementally raising the state’s minimum wage to ...

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Numerous events planned in Missouri to commemorate School Choice Week

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Gov. Mike Parson has declared Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as School Choice Week in Missouri. In addition, the counties of Newton, Schuyler and Benton and the cities of St. Peters, Wentzville, Dixon, Moscow Mills, Des Peres and Moline Acres issued proclamations recognizing ...

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Lee’s Summit church pays off lunch debt for all students in district

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Every student in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will start the new year with a clean slate on lunch debt, thanks to the generosity of a local church. The Summit Church ...

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UN schools for Palestinian children accused of teaching terrorism

The United Nations voted on Friday to renew the mandate of the U.N. body that provides schools to Palestinian children.  Only the US and Israel voted against the resolution.  Both have exposed ...

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Austin school district to teach sodomy to 8-year-olds, use gender-neutral names for parents

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Children as young as 8-years-old will learn how to engage in sodomy, after the Austin, Texas school district voted to approve a new sex education program. The instructions will include how to ...

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Freedom From Religion Foundation takes aim at Oak Grove school district

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The Oak Grove School District in suburban Kansas City is under fire from the leftist organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, known for forcing school districts into expensive settlements over everything ...

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