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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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St. Louis University bans conservative commentator Matt Walsh from speaking

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St. Louis University has cancelled a speech by commentator and children’s author Matt Walsh of “The Daily Wire” in what appears to be a response to his conservative views. The university at ...

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Coming home: Foster kids return as young adults for the holidays

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December may not yet be here, but the signs are clear: leaves are changing colors, kids are practicing their songs, and housedad Ken Parton has already begun decorating for Christmas. Preparations are ...

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FBI whistleblower: Agents using counterterrorism efforts against parents

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A whistleblower has outed the FBI for using counterterrorism resources to investigate parents at school board meetings. The allegations were included in letter sent by Republican members of the House Judiciary this ...

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Parents emerge as powerful political force following recent elections

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Parents across the nation have become a unified and powerful force while raising education to the top of public concern. The parent rights movement will now be a critical issue for the ...

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Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station extended until March 2022

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If you’ve been to the Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station, you know that it has brought visitors from around the world. Now area residents have more opportunities to view the record-setting exhibit. ...

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Parents concerned over CRT play role in local school board elections

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Provoked by a number of outrages across the country, parents have begun pushing back on politicians, school boards, and educators who use children as guinea pigs in radical social experiments and left-wing ...

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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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Johnson County schools push graphic gay sex book on 6th graders

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A controversial book about a young man’s gay sexual exploits is on the approved reading list at several school districts in Johnson County, Kan. The Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission School ...

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