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Churchgoers and leaders find value in ministries serving women

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Ministry leaders and women churchgoers believe ministry to women is working in their congregations, but both feel there’s room for improvement. Lifeway Research surveyed 1,001 evangelical and Black Protestant female churchgoers in the ...

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Majority of Missourians rate public schools as only fair or poor

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More than half of Missourians are not happy with the state’s public schools. Fifty-six percent rated their local schools as fair or poor, and seven in 10 said the same about public ...

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Missouri laws going into effect: Senior tax relief, adoptions, public safety, teachers

Several new laws and provisions are set to become law in Missouri on August 28, ranging from tax relief for senior citizens, extending healthcare coverages, removing financial barriers in the adoption process, ...

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These city governments can no longer opt out of back-to-school sales tax holiday

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July is winding down, and back-to-school time is right around the corner. Families will get a break under a new Missouri law that keeps local governments from opting out of the annual ...

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Rick Warren explains decision to ordain female pastors

Rick Warren, author and founding pastor of Saddleback Church, recently elaborated on his decision to ordain female pastors. “I’m a Bible guy,” he said. “And I actually had to change because of ...

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Missouri bill bans schools encouraging gender transition in kids

Missouri Educators should not encourage children to get a sex change, according  a new bill about gender ideology being debated in Missouri. Sponsored by Sen. Mike Moon (R), the Vulnerable Child Compassion ...

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DeSantis, legislature to dissolve Disney self-governing status

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week will seek to dissolve Disney World’s special status after the company allegedly lied about a bill that protected elementary children from sexualization and transgender ideology in ...

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‘Commitment to America’ outlines Republican goals after election

Republicans are hoping a new agenda, to be enacted should they take control of Congress in November, will motivate the party faithful and independents to actually vote. “Commitment to America,” a multi-point ...

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

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

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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Opinion: Missouri House approves Parents’ Bill of Rights

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that would give parents a greater say in the education their children receive. The House gave first-round approval to HB 1858, which creates the Parents’ Bill ...

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What Was In Jeremy’s Egg?

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The Easter story of Jeremy’s egg has touched millions since the story was told. Jeremy was born with a twisted body and slow mind. At the age of 12 he was still ...

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

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 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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Parents concerned over CRT play role in local school board elections

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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1776 Action designates September as Patriotic Education Month

September has been designated Patriotic Education Month by 1776 Action, an organization influenced by former President Donald Trump. The objective is to counter false and misleading accounts of American history in schools. ...

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Study: teachers at no greater risk of Covid hospitalization

An exhaustive study out of Britain finds teachers are not at greater risk of hospitalization as a result of COVID-19 infection than the rest of the population. The study comes as the ...

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Missouri considers providing greater choice in public education

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Education bills pending in the Missouri Legislature address charter school expansion, public funding of private schools and homeschooling. The effort comes as the state nears banning the New York Times’ uber-controversial 1619 ...

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Retired educator sees first-hand the harm of virtual learning

Fall this year brought with it many school challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools still have not returned to a normal routine. They are relying heavily on virtual learning which ...

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How childhood play enriches education

When I was a kid, my parents let me play. I grew up homeschooled, so I had more time than other kids—the bulk of which was spent running wild. I did do ...

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Missouri legislators express concern about effectiveness of remote education

Several Missouri leaders are concerned about the impact of remote education on students. The Subcommittee on Appropriations — Education shared their message to a group of Missouri K-12 education officials this week. ...

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8 Ways to pray as schools reopen

As the 2019-2020 school year drew to a close no one could have imagined what challenges would be faced then and in the ensuing months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, great ...

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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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Bott Radio Network boosts power at Fort Smith, Ark., station

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Kansas Citians traveling to the Ozarks have a new option to listen to their favorite Bible teachers. Overland Park-based Bott Radio Network has increased the power of 88.9 FM in Fort Smith, ...

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