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Missouri teachers share frustrations over low pay, short staffs during state hearing

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Teachers in Missouri schools may be in short supply this fall. The issue of teacher recruitment and retention “is literally the train coming at us through the tunnel,” said Rebeka McIntosh, a ...

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Harrisonville teacher sues district over firing a year ago

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A former Harrisonville science teacher is suing the school district, alleging it violated his civil rights when it fired him last summer. John Magoffin’s suit centers around the Harrisonville school board’s decision ...

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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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Tim Keller asks for prayers two years into battle with pancreatic cancer

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Pastor Tim Keller, the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and City to City, remains positive as he battles cancer. “God has seen it fit to give me more time,” he said, but ...

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Pembroke Hill fires conservative teacher over personal Facebook post

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Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City has fired a math teacher because of her conservative Facebook posts. Beth Reams, who taught at the school for 25 years, said her liberal colleagues who ...

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VA Supreme Court: Public School wrongly suspended teacher who criticized gender rules

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The Virginia Supreme Court issued an order reaffirming that a school teacher was wrongly suspended for objecting to new gender pronoun policies in his school district. The ruling supports a lower court’s ...

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Kansas school district deletes excellence award after teacher protests critical race, masks

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A Kansas City-area school district has deleted a story about an excellence in teaching award after that teacher resigned. The teacher last week exposed the teaching of critical race theory and masking ...

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler praying and looking ‘very seriously’ at run for U.S. Senate

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Count Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler among the possible candidates to replace Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate in 2022. If elected, she would be only the third female elected to the Senate ...

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Missouri education leaders tackle statewide teacher shortage

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Missouri, facing an ongoing shortage of K-12 teachers, hopes to encourage the high school students of today to become the teachers of tomorrow. “They are sitting in our high schools today,” Dr. ...

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Ravi Zacharias dies overnight after losing battle with cancer

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Christian apologist and Bible teacher Ravi Zacharias, 74, passed away at his home in Atlanta in the early hours of May 19.  Zacharias lost his battle with a rare form of cancer ...

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Teacher suspended after segregating students on political, religious and LGBT views

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After high school students reported they were segregated based on their political and religious views, officials have suspended the North Carolina teacher who did it. Spanish teacher Julia Lopp at South Johnson ...

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Pregnant teacher loses lawsuit against local Catholic diocese

A jury on Sept. 18 ruled in favor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in the case of a schoolteacher who said she had been fired for being single and pregnant, ...

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Missouri church falsely attacked as anti-gay by activists and local media

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One of Missouri’s largest churches, attended by thousands weekly, is asserting that they were falsely attacked and misrepresented as hateful and “anti-gay” by The Kansas City Star and the Lee’s Summit Journal. ...

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Praising Western Civilization gets teacher fired

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Can praising the advancements given humanity by Western cultures get you fired? It can in California. A math teacher says she lost her job at a private K-12 school in Southern California ...

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School principal’s decision to keep teacher out of church overruled

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A school principal’s attempt to prevent a teacher from attending a church event has been reversed by the superintendent after pressure. The principal had forbid the teacher at an undisclosed mid-west high ...

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Teacher makes final request for backpacks full of school supplies at funeral

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A Georgia teacher loved students so much she wanted to continue to serve them — even after her death. Tammy Waddell, an elementary school teacher for three decades in Forsyth County, Georgia, ...

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Local teachers share in $1 Million National Donation from SONIC during Teacher Appreciation Month

Sonic® Drive-In, a longtime supporter of public school teachers through its Limeades for Learning® initiatives, celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month throughout the month of May with the third-annual #ThanksTeach social media campaign to ...

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Reformed theologian, pastor R.C. Sproul dies

Robert Charles “R.C.” Sproul, the Reformed theologian, pastor, teacher, and lecturer who founded and chaired Ligonier Ministries and authored close to 100 books, including The Holiness of God, died Thursday. He was 78. Sproul ...

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