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Pennsylvania bill would give parents a say in sexual content in schools

In response to parental outrage over school library books and sexually explicit school curricula, two bills passed this week in the Pennsylvania Senate seek to provide parents with transparency and control over access to these materials. Books such as “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe; “It’s Perfectly Normal” by Robie H. Harris; and Alison […]

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House of Prayer Church, raided by the FBI in Fayetteville

On June 23, the FBI served concurrent search warrants on at least six House of Prayer Christian churches in Fayetteville, Georgia, Washington, Texas and California. The FBI declined to say whether the searches were related or if they related to a particular case. The church, known as the HOPCC along with 11 churches near US […]

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Penacook’s parents accuse the state of not paying its fair share of education

When Jessica Wheeler Russell and her husband Adam Russell moved to Penacook in 2017, the local school system was one of their main considerations. Their two sons, then aged one and three, would soon be of school age. Wheeler Russell grew up with a cooperative school district in the Upper Valley and loved the idea […]

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Oklahoma suppliers surge after anti-Christian regulations stall

The number of private schools in Oklahoma authorized to serve students with special needs through a state scholarship program has increased significantly since the repeal of previous illegal regulations that prohibited Christian schools from participating. This month, Muskogee Seventh Day Adventist Christian Academy became the latest private school to receive state approval to serve students […]

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SATF Shares Implementation Task Force Expectations • Bible Recorder

The work of a yet to be appointed Anti-Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) will likely take years, with an initial report to be presented at the meeting. 2023 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. , next June. Marshal Blalockvice-chairman of the Sexual Abuse Task Force (SATF) which recommended the new […]

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What OUSD needs to tackle before summer

The final school board meetings of the 2021-22 school year are Wednesday, and Oakland Unified School District leaders have a full agenda of topics to discuss before taking a summer break. Here are three big items school board members will be voting on this week: the District 6 vacancy, school closures, and the budget for […]

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Professor Anthony Towey RIP | ICN

Professor Anthony Towey St Mary’s University, Twickenham today released the following statement: It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our colleague Professor Anthony Towey. The thoughts and prayers of the St Mary’s community are with Anthony’s wife, Karen, his daughter Bethany, and his wide circle of family and […]

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Schulz offers more teaching and support assistants in schools

Breadcrumb Links Policy Former Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz is running for the leadership of the United Conservative Party. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia, file Content of the article Rebecca Schulz, a UCP leadership candidate, said she would consider increasing funding for education if elected prime minister. Advertisement 2 This ad has not loaded […]

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The FBI enter the Tacoma Church amid raids on other campuses. Ex-members say ‘cult’ targets soldiers

The exterior of a church located at 3362 S. 54th St. in Tacoma, Washington is seen. The FBI’s Seattle Field Office confirmed that agents were conducting “court-authorized law enforcement activity” at the church’s Tacoma location on South 54th Street. (Google Maps) (Tribune News Service) – Federal law enforcement entered a Tacoma church on Thursday that […]

Music on the Hill worship will be held in Richmond Township [Religion Digest]
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Music on the Hill worship will be held in Richmond Township [Religion Digest]

June 25—-St. Molltown Peter’s United Church of Christ, 219 Maidencreek Road, Richmond Township, will host a music service on the hill Sunday at 10:15 a.m. with special music by Mike and Linda Hertzog of St. Peter and other musicians. A potluck lunch follows the service. The service is outside, bring a lawn chair. Inside if […]

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Three friends have created a book and a podcast to show boys what it takes to be a real man

3 friends launch a podcast and a book to guide young boys to a meaningful life Both Gerard Droze and Michael Holoman were approached separately while shopping by young men who recognized them.“It happened to me once while I was at Walmart,” Holoman said. “He said, ‘I know you’ and as he came closer he […]

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A superior paper for religious education gives students an agreement to consider with a ‘fair’ and ‘contemporary’ touch

The top paper for religious education ranged in subject matter, from mystics to just war theory and Darwin, giving students plenty to consider with a “fair” and “contemporary” flair. Throughout the test, students had to adapt their knowledge to the questions asked. Some of the content and formatting, however, may have surprised students. From Darwin […]

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Todd appointed to AU board; governor chooses state’s top veteran official for 10-year term

Nathaniel Todd, a top state veteran after a 37-year career in the Army and Army Reserve, has been named to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Todd’s appointment on Wednesday. Todd, 64, lives in Pine Bluff. He replaces Dr. Stephen Broughton, a psychiatrist from Pine Bluff, and will serve a […]

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What You Said – Diocese of Ossory

What was remarkable during the synodal process was the honesty of the contributions. The people who took the floor did so out of real concern for the ecclesial community and a real desire to see us better follow the inspirations of the Lord. It was also noted that faith matters a lot to people and […]

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50 years after Title IX passed, LGBTQ+ students still seek protections at private universities

Jamie Lord graduated from Regent University School of Law in May. Originally from South Carolina, she had never heard of the private Christian University of Virginia Beach – until she received an offer from the school with a large financial scholarship, based solely on her test score admission to law school. “The school was definitely […]

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Portland School Board approves funds for college protest response

The Portland School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to use $13,000 to pay staff hired to support Lincoln Middle School for the final month of the 2021-22 school year due to ensuing staff departures. two demonstrations at the college. The money will come from the school board’s contingency budget, which had $86,000 at the start of […]

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CI: ‘Ofsted should check that schools are complying with current law, not the Stonewall Act’

Stonewall dogma has unduly influenced Ofsted inspections, the Christian Institute has warned. Refusing to promote radical transgender ideology in education should never be seen as a problem by the school regulator, said the Institute’s head of education, John Denning. Mr Denning’s remarks follow revelations that Ofsted cited a lack of education on ‘gender diversity’, ‘gender […]

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Plano ISD proposes to reduce property taxes for the fourth consecutive year

The school district proposed to reduce property tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year by 4.14 cents based on an estimate by the district’s chief assessor, bringing the total tax rate to about $1.28 per $100 for properties in the area. The Plano ISD Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to discuss the […]

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TITLE IX AT 50: Chronology of women’s sport in Mizzou

History links Donate to the celebration of women’s sports fun Throughout 2022, Mizzou Athletics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX – groundbreaking legislation that paved the way for more resources and participation for women in college athletics. Every day, our student-athletes harness the power […]

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In SBC meeting, victims confronting leaders point to small signs of big cultural change

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For the first time in 31 years, Tiffany Thigpen came face-to-face with the Southern Baptist leader who irrevocably changed her life. Paige Patterson felt small at the time on Monday afternoon, she said, as she confronted him about her former protege who violently attacked her in 1991. The assault occurred after five […]

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Stroud flourished during the senior season at Neshoba Central

June 18 – Jackson Stroud, a graduate of Neshoba Central, started cross country in his freshman year at school, then hired a running coach ahead of his senior cross country season in the fall of 2021. The signs were already there that he would excel as a senior, as Stroud finished No. 1 in the […]

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Autauga County Board of Education Runoff Republican Candidates

PRATTVILLE — Two candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for Autauga County School Board District 2 office in Tuesday’s runoff. Kim Crockett came first in the four-way race in the primary, but failed to capture the 50% plus one required to avoid the second round. Wayne Lambert took second place. Holder Jim Manderson came […]

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Ketchikan City Council refuses to end Drag Queen storytime at the library

Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) — The Ketchikan City Council voted 5-2 Thursday against an ordinance to cancel Drag Queen Story Hour at the Ketchikan Public Library. The ordinance, written by City Council member Riley Gass, would have removed Story Time from the library’s list of events. Council members Riley Gass and Jai Mahtani voted to scrap […]

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Music Ministry Director – Episcopal News Service

St. John (1917) is located on the north shore of Long Island – less than an hour from New York City….it’s a full timeministry and includes vacation, continuing education, medical, dental and retirement benefits. Housing Options are available….Our style of worship is grounded in the creative traditions of our Anglican/Episcopal heritage. The organ was installed […]

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School, officials believe DeSantis will fund USF science center • St Pete Catalyst

Although surprised by Governor Ron DeSantis’ veto of funding for a new ocean science center on the St. Petersburg campus of the University of South Florida, many local stakeholders expressed their belief that the support of the State was no more than a year. Speaking at USF’s first board meeting since DeSantis cut $75 million […]

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GOP school voucher plan moves forward

PHOENIX — Four years after voters rejected a similar plan, Republican lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to allow any of the 1.1 million public school students to get vouchers for attend private and parochial schools. And they are holding hostage a plan to increase aid to public schools until they get what they […]

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TASD Names Teacher of the Year and First Classified Employee of the Year

Jessica Bilbo is a Library Media Specialist at Harmony Leadership Academy in Texarkana, Arkansas. She has 14 years of experience, all with TASD. Ms. Bilbo holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education in Media and Information from Southern Arkansas University. While attending, she was a member of the President’s Ambassadors and Alpha […]

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Democratic-controlled Congress allows school lunch program funding to expire, threatening 10 million children with starvation

Federal support for school lunches is set to expire at the end of the month after the US Congress refused to renew funds for a school lunch program implemented at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program removed food aid requirements and allowed schools to reimburse fees to provide free meals to all students. […]

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Kwara Muslims want school names changed

The Muslim community in Kwara State has suggested that the names of all schools formerly owned by Muslim and Christian owners in the state be changed as part of the solutions to the state’s continuing hijab crisis. The Muslim community, in a letter to the governor of the state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, recommended six steps for […]

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After the Uvalde massacre, Texas police wonder how much training is enough

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. In the weeks since Uvalde officers waited more than an hour to confront a gunman who killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school, police departments across the state have been grappling. […]

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Student Association Senate Confirms Cabinet Members, Calls for Increase in Graduate Student Housing – The GW Hatchet

The Student Union Senate passed a bill calling on the university to improve graduate housing and voted to confirm the nominees for the executive cabinet. After officials announced late last month that they planned to sell the Aston, which has housed law students since 2007, the South African Senate unanimously passed the Housing Graduate Disappointment […]

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East Palo Alto Academy graduate, nonprofit founder reflects on his impact on his community | New

Christian Sbragia was only 9 years old when he noticed a dire need in his East Palo Alto neighborhood: there were no safe places for children to play outside of school. Sbragia, 18, who graduated from East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA) on June 3, said his nonprofit, The Cooline Organization, has served more than 600 […]

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Aging in service to the Lord

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This month’s column is written by Judy Curtis.] While attending a wedding a few years ago, I was chatting with one of my youngest single friends who would be turning twenty-six on her next birthday. During our chat, she commented, “The bride…god, she’s just SO young.” “How old is she?” I asked. “She […]

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Moe Defends Travel, Talks School Funding After US Trip

“As far as the conversation about the cost of living…we were very clear. We are about 50 days into our budget cycle this year. As we head into the first and second quarters, if natural resource prices continue to strengthen, we will look at how we can cushion that for the people of Saskatchewan,” the […]

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Southern Baptists Report 19% Drop In Attendance During COVID – www.elizabethton.com

(RNS) – Anecdotally, clergy have spoken of disruption to worship attendance in this pandemic era. Now, the Southern Baptists have statistics to prove it.Average weekly in-person attendance at Southern Baptist Convention churches decreased 18.75% from 4,439,797 in 2020 to 3,607,530 in 2021.Christian education saw an even bigger drop of 22.15%, with Sunday school, Bible study […]

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Much noise about Methodists as Annapolis City Council debates whether Eastport church qualifies for grant – Capital Gazette

Annapolis City Council members plan to vote Friday on whether to reinstate a $5,000 community grant for Eastport United Methodist Church. Though the money is just a drop in the city’s nearly $175 million budget, slated to pass Friday, the grant has sparked considerable debate. The church and some council members pushed back against city […]

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Woodlynde School wins grant to tackle student mental health – Daily Local

State Representative Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced that Woodlynde School in Chester County has received $136,370 in state funding to address student mental health needs. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago, we have seen an increase in mental health needs among students of all ages,” Shusterman said. “Our children desperately […]

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Reynolds-endorsed candidates beat Iowa GOP lawmakers who opposed private school scholarships

Four Republican state lawmakers lost their primary races Tuesday night after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds endorsed their opponents. The four incumbents opposed the governor’s bill to create state-funded scholarships for private school expenses. It was the second year in a row that the Iowa House did not have enough votes to meet Reynolds’ priority of […]

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RH Boyd celebrates 125 years in publishing

RH Boyd Publishing Corporation, which was founded in 1896 by a survivor of slavery and a Civil War veteran, celebrates its 125e anniversary with expanded content and an ongoing mission to serve black communities. Robert Henry Boyd founded the National Baptist Publishing Board to provide black Baptists with religious content, including hymns, church programs, periodicals, […]

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Hillsdale College Freshman Wins Gold at World Shotgun Championship

HILLSDALE, Michigan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jordan Sapp, a freshman from Hillsdale College, Phoenix, Ariz., won a gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on May 18. Sapp, who signed up for the Hillsdale College shotgun team, helped the United States team win six medals. Shotgun coach Jordan Hintz said he was confident Sapp would […]

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Schools would likely withstand a recession; should the state budget for one?

Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages Uncertainty of an economic slowdown will complicate negotiations as Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders head toward a June 15 deadline to pass a state budget. The good news, at least for schools and community colleges, is that even if state revenues were […]

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Parents, teachers sue school district over trans pronoun policy

A sign outside a classroom taken in 2016. | REUTERS/Tami Chappell A parent-teacher group has sued a Virginia school district over a policy requiring teachers to use the preferred pronouns of trans-identified students. The plaintiffs, whose names have been redacted, filed a lawsuit last week in Rockingham County Circuit Court against the City of Harrisonburg […]

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The End of Seminaries as We Known Them

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary recently announced plans to sell most, if not all, of its 102-acre campus in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, in an attempt to survive financially. This would have been unthinkable 15 years ago. I know this because 15 years ago I was its president. A lot can happen during this time. Gordon-Conwell enrollment dropped […]

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🌱 Alabama Schools To Lose Funding + SEC Baseball Tournament

Hello everyone! I’m here with your fresh copy of the Hoover Daily, filled with all the community news you need to know right now. Here is the truth. First, today’s weather forecast: Rather cloudy and humid. High: 89 Low: 71. Here are today’s top stories at Hoover: Most Alabama School Districts Will Have Fewer Teachers […]

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Blinken calls respect for religious freedom a ‘vital foreign policy priority’

WASHINGTON, DC – For US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, respect for religious freedom is “a vital foreign policy priority” in addition to being “one of the most deeply held values ​​and a fundamental right.” “We know that when the fundamental right of every person to practice their faith or to choose not to observe […]

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Can public funds be used for private school classes? The Alaska Department of Education isn’t sure.

Whether public school funds can go to private education is currently under review by the Alaska Department of Law. Specifically, this question: Can families enrolled in a publicly funded correspondence program use their stipend to pay for tuition at a private school? A state law paves the way for this, there are families in Alaska […]

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How can you create successful entrepreneurs? | by Christian Soschner | June 2022

Entrepreneurship | Investors | All-in Do you want to invest in startups? Read it. All In Youtube episode thumbnail Have you ever wanted to become a successful entrepreneur like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs or Elon Musk? Have you dreamed of creating a hero story in your life, like conquering outer space? Similar to what Elon […]

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PA special education funding leaves students behind / Public News Service

As the number of students with disabilities in Pennsylvania increases, a new report argues that the share of public funding for education has declined. Education advocates say state lawmakers can use this year’s budget surplus to support students. In 2008, Pennsylvania contributed nearly one-third of the total cost of special education, but in 2020 that […]

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Leah Sharibu Captivated For Over 1,500 Days, But Her Family Hasn’t Lost Hope

Relatives of schoolgirl Leah Sharibu abducted by Boko Haram Islamists hold a banner calling for her release during an event marking her 16th birthday and two years in captivity at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on May 14, 2019. – Leah Sharibu was among more than 100 schoolgirls abducted from the government secondary school for […]

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Churches are captive to the culture wars

Something sinister is happening in American churches. A “seismic shift” is underway within evangelicalism, according to a researcher quoted in a New York Times story of a conservative pastor who left the increasingly conspiratorial church in his hometown of Arkansas. Reporting from his own hometown in Michigan, evangelical writer (and pastor’s son) Tim Alberta recounts […]

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Biden administration forgives all remaining student loan debt for 560,000 borrowers

The Biden administration is offering a new round of student loan debt relief to more than half a million borrowers who were students at Corinthian colleges. The action will result in $5.8 billion in total loan releases for 560,000 borrowers, marking the largest loan release in Department of Education history, and brings total student debt […]