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After Christians and Muslims unite, school board removes explicit books

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This fall, with vastly different religious beliefs, Christians and Muslims united to stop what they considered leftist indoctrination in their public schools. This week the school board in Dearborn, (Mich) has relented ...

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FCA’s Oct. 12 Fields of Faith unites students

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Fields of Faith, an annual event sponsored by the Kansas City-based Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held on October 12. The event is led by students. Peers invite their own classmates ...

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Proposed bill would defund schools that hide transgender agenda from parents

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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced a bill that would defund schools that allow students to hide their chosen gender identity or preferred pronouns from their parents. “Parents have a fundamental, constitutionally ...

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Christian colleges in Kansas sign universal transfer agreement

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Numerous Christian colleges in Kansas are among the schools signing an agreement allowing expanded transfer opportunities for students. More than half of all Kansas college students attend one of the state’s 19 ...

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3 reasons why mandating Kindergarten is harmful

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Kindergarten may be valuable for some children, but it shouldn’t be compulsory – and the studies prove it. This back-to-school season, many parents are eager to drop-off their kindergarteners to begin the ...

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Americans increasingly dissatisfied with K-12 education

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An increasing number of Americans are dissatisfied with the state of K-12 education in the nation, a new Gallup poll found. Only 42 percent of respondents said they are completely or somewhat ...

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400 Baptist churches among thousands lost in Russian war on Ukraine

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Over 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh. The number is striking, considering that Ukraine’s protestant population is already ...

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Public school enrollment down by two million students even after pandemic

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Around two million students have left public schools since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Education Next, a nonpartisan research group. Researchers found that from 2020 to 2022, enrollment in public ...

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Why handwritten diaries are still relevant

The first time I taught a college course called “The London Diary” for young Americans studying abroad back in 2002, each student ended up with a tangible book of memories, a handwritten ...

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Back-to-school supplies are tax-free this weekend

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Soaring inflation is making it more difficult for families to get their kids ready to go back to school later this month. They will get some much-needed relief this weekend during Missouri’s ...

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Overdiagnosis of ADHD is especially rampant among white children

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White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during elementary school. That is the key finding from our recent peer-reviewed study. We analyzed data from ...

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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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Summit Christian Academy history teacher honored by national organization

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A local Christian school teacher is being honored for making history come alive for his students. Greg Finch has been named the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding ...

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School district drops investigation of kids ‘mispronouning’

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A month-long investigation of three eighth-graders who used biologically correct pronouns has ended. They were accused of “mispronouning.” The boys had been charged by a Wisconsin school district of harassment for not ...

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Case of praying coach could be decided soon by Supreme Court

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While attention is on attacks and threats against the U.S. Supreme Court over a possible decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, another decision could come within weeks and it involves a ...

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Heartland Christian School Graduating Seniors 2022

The 2022 graduating class of Heartland Christian School.   Cal Goddard Sofia Kerby Toshiki Koizumi Lydia Madasz Nora Smith Ruby Smith Alexander Stone Rike Van Lengen

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Students First Initiative promotes transparency in Missouri schools

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Transparency in schools has become a hotly debated topic across the nation. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt this week announced the launch of the Students First Initiative. Its goal is to create ...

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Kansas teacher sues district after punishment for not using student’s preferred pronouns

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A Kansas school district is accused of suspending and reprimanding a teacher for “discrimination and harassment” after she refused to use a student’s preferred first name and gender pronouns. The teacher also ...

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Groups interested in running Missouri tax-credit scholarship fund are all faith-based

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All of the organizations interested in collecting and distributing Missouri’s new tax-credit scholarship funds for private schools have religious affiliations. The application process to help manage the MOScholars program signed into law last ...

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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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Harvard students to visit Topeka

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Students from Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Taubman Center for State and Local Government will be visiting the City of Topeka in January. The visit is part of the Center’s annual Transition Term ...

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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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Missouri House begins debate on parents’ bill of rights

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The Missouri Legislature wasted little time in tackling the numerous education bills that have been filed in the new session. The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on Tuesday began discussion on ...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes distributed 200,000 Bibles in 2021

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is based in Kansas City, handed out more than 200,000 Bibles in 2021. “I believe one of the reasons God continues to bless the Fellowship of ...

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Missouri attorney general, St. Louis mayor spar over mask mandates

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The battle over mask mandates in Missouri has become a war of words between Attorney General Eric Schmitt and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. This week, Schmitt sent letters to local public health ...

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