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Despite opposition, Grove City College doubles number of awakened educators

Few institutions of higher education can match the legacy of conservatism and independence of Grove City College (GCC). During the Reagan Revolution, the college sued the Department of Education for excess of government power and withdrew from federal funding to safeguard its self-determination. Today, Grove City’s official bulletin states that the college “unabashedly advocates the […]

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Catholics in Saint-Charles stronger than before Hurricane Ida – L’Observateur

St. Charles Catholics stronger than before Hurricane Ida Posted at 04:49 on Wednesday August 31st 2022 LAPLACE – This past year has been life changing for many members of the Comet family, with many students and faculty members experiencing significant damage to their homes. The community was called upon to take care of each other […]

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Political rhetoric, abortion, student debt, history

Review Editor’s Note: Star Tribune Opinion publishes letters readers online and in print every day. To contribute, click here. ••• President Joe Biden plans to emphasize in a primetime speech Thursday night that we are in a battle for the “soul” of America. I have a problem with that kind of rhetoric. I was speaking […]

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Students “unreasonably” expelled and excluded by a Christian school

Sunlive Bethlehem College in Tauranga. Five disciplinary decisions at Bethlehem College in Tauranga have been deemed “unreasonable” following a number of complaints. Four of the complaints related to student expulsions or expulsions, which the college accepted as “significant issues for the affected students and their whānau” and that it should take into account their “welfare”. […]

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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts surprises young athletes at football game as Kellogg’s donates to Philadelphia School District

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of kids from Philadelphia got a big surprise at CBS Sports Gameday Experience. Students from the Philadelphia School District had no idea what awaited them at the Germantown Supersite on Sunday. “Well, we had the opportunity to be sponsored by Frosted Flakes and a football player is coming along,” said […]

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The goal of the Ottawa Impact is nothing less than a forced religious injection

The Chicxulub Crater in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula was formed about 65 million years ago by an asteroid impact. This cataclysm was believed to have caused the extinction of dinosaurs and countless other species. This mass extinction event was first theorized by scientists in 1980 and confirmed in the early 1990s. Beginning in December 1995, NASA […]

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The Catholic Economics of Student Loan Forgiveness | Church Life Journal

President Biden recently made the executive decision to forgive some student debt. specifically, it plans to forgive up to $20,000 of debt for Pell grant recipients (usually those with low incomes) and $10,000 for non-Pell grant recipients. In the interests of fairness, this relief will only be granted to persons earning less than $125,000 per […]

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The Emmaus retreat helps future communicants understand the Real Presence

by Moira [email protected] WILLIAMSBURG – It only happens once. First Communion is a special time for young Catholics — and the Prairie Star Ranch in Williamsburg doesn’t want the excitement surrounding the sacrament to fade easily. Last April, the ranch launched its first Emmaus Eucharistic Wonder Retreat to help young Catholics understand the presence of […]

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Recent grad reflects on effect of Biden’s student loan plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Since President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt for those who qualify, many have been wondering what their next move is. Akii Butler, a 2019 Kent State University graduate, was thrilled to hear many loans would be forgiven because he has nearly $32,000 in […]

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A religious lobby group helped draft an Ohio bill that would use public school funds for private schools | Ohio News | Cincinnati

Click to enlarge Robin Jonathan Deutsch, Unsplash A religious group wants public school funds to follow students into private schools. An Ohio bill that would send public education money to private schools if a student chooses to attend one was drafted with help from the religious lobby group Center for Christian Virtue and a think […]

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St. Edmond welcomes students back | News, Sports, Jobs

– Messenger photo by Kelby Wingert Chaplain Reverend Ross Caniglia greets elementary students at St. Edmond Catholic School on Tuesday morning for the start of the school year. St. Edmond’s Catholic School welcomed its students to a new school year Tuesday morning with a pair of flag-raising ceremonies led by Air National Guardsmen with the […]

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Inmate education assistance works. Yet it is politically precarious.

Comment this story Comment A new proposal from the Ministry of Education approved the extension of the federal government Eligibility for Pell Grants for Prisoners from 2023. The proposal to codify Pell Grant eligibility came from many studies and experiences over the past decade indicating that inmates who receive degrees while incarcerated are better prepared […]

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Florida Christian school says LGBTQ students not allowed, quotes Bible

A Florida-based Christian school has sent an email advising parents that LGBTQ-identifying students “will be asked to leave the school immediately.” According to the email obtained by NBC News, the principal administrator of Grace Christian School in Valrico, Florida, Barry McKeen, sent the email to families at the 12th grade kindergarten on June 6. He […]

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Plattsburgh UMC to Offer Adult Education Classes in the Fall | News, Sports, Jobs

PLATTSBURGH — The United Methodist Church of Plattsburgh will offer adult education this fall focusing on progressive Christianity and progressive theology. “I really feel there is a reformation going on in Christianity, and we are at the beginning of it,” said Reverend Phil Richards, senior pastor of Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, Saranac United […]

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Long hours, pay cuts, abusive parents – no wonder school leaders quit | Nick Smith

Jhe record for the UK’s oldest headteacher is 57 years. I had no desire to challenge this astounding feat of longevity, but I had always intended to stay on until I reached retirement age. But after 14 years, and far from retirement, I changed my mind. I came across an old newspaper article written about […]

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Student loans are on hold – should you still pay?

(NerdWallet) – Payments are currently suspended, without interest, for most federal borrowers until August 31, 2022. This policy does not apply to private student loans. Borrowers can still make payments to reduce their debt during this period of suspension of payments, called forbearance. According to the latest federal data, a total of 500,000 borrowers (about […]

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Principal Joins Sioux Center Christian Team | Sioux Center News

SIOUX CENTER—A new leadership team at Sioux Center Christian School is ready to begin the school year. Joining school principal Josh Bowar is Brandon Haan as the new principal of the K-8 transition school. Haan and his wife, Jill, moved to the Sioux Center in June with their three daughters: Makenna, 12; Jackie, 11 years […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins and Right-Wing Politics

When I started studying Catholic theology many years ago, the seven deadly sins were of particular interest to me. Saint Jerome, Tertullian, Saint Basil the Great, Saint Cyprian of Carthage and even Martin Luther all say that some sins are worse than others. 1 John c. 5:16-17, John 19:11-12, Hebrews 10:26-29, 2 Peter 2:20-22 do […]

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Prosecutors and public defenders to host marijuana conviction erasure clinics in Buffalo

Fri, August 19, 2022 6:50 p.m. Legal experts will be available to provide information and answer questions relating to the removal or reduction of eligible criminal convictions under new state law. On Thursday, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the first of two upcoming events for Erie County residents who want to learn […]

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Georgia lawmakers review changes to funding for K-12 schools

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The head of a state legislative committee examining how Georgia funds K-12 public schools promised Friday that nothing “catastrophic and ominous” would come from possible changes. Almost 40 years after the then government. Joe Frank Harris signed the Quality Basic Education Formula into law, Senate Majority Leader […]

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Heartland Christian begins school year with enrollment close to pre-COVID level | Education

As usual, Heartland Christian School was the first pre-K-12 school in Council Bluffs to begin its fall term. The school at 400 Wright Road opened to students on Thursday. “It went really well,” executive director Larry Gray said Thursday afternoon. “The return went well with the parents. I think everyone was happy to be back. […]

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Cancel it Joe! Older Americans are standing up and saying no to student loan payments with a new initiative

Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images The Debt Collective today launched a new campaign: “Fifty Over Fifty”. The group’s latest crusade is “a coordinated student debt strike by older Americans to pressure President Biden to comprehensively cancel student debt,” according to a press release shared with ESSENCE. The campaign is strategically timed after their recent debt […]

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Parents and lawmakers praise $200 million investment in public and mental health funding – The Nevada Independent

Dozens of parents, educators and concerned community members pleaded with lawmakers on Wednesday about the critical need to improve mental and public health care across the state. Krista Cielo joined other guardians in nearly two hours of public commentary to highlight her own experiences caring for a child with mental health needs while dealing with […]

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A Texas school district removes and revises dozens of disputed books, including the Bible and an adaptation of Anne Frank

By Andy Rose and Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN Officials at a school district near Fort Worth, Texas, have ordered school staff and librarians to temporarily remove books that have been challenged through the district’s official complaint process over the past school year, including the Bible and an illustrated adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. The Keller Independent […]

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The truth about the history teaching wars of 2022

Placeholder while loading article actions In 1996, Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed urged his conservative legions to take control of America’s public schools. “I would rather have a thousand school board members than one president,” said Reed, whose organization sought to bring America “back to God” through school prayer, Bible reading and prohibition of the […]

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Cambridge City schools invest in facilities and students

Cambridge City Schools have been working on a list of improvements designed to improve students’ learning experiences and environment. Work is underway in elementary and middle schools to replace playground equipment. The equipment is over 20 years old and some comes from other elementary schools according to John Charlton, director of communications at Cambridge City […]

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Friends of Solana Beach Library Awards 2022 Scholarships

Directors of the Friends of the Solana Beach Library recently announced the recipients of the 2022 Friends Scholarships for Education Beyond High School. Four anonymous donations added to the funds budgeted for scholarships this year, enabling the Friends to award seven $1,000 scholarships. Recipients include a diverse group of Solana Beach residents in terms of […]

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Let Me Run Appoints Charlotte Area Director | Sudclthebdomadary

CHARLOTTE — Let Me Run, a nonprofit running and character-building program for boys, welcomes Jesse Smith as the new regional director for Greater Charlotte. Smith will lead the program’s largest and oldest region, with more than 60 active sites and hundreds of annual participants and volunteer coaches. “We expect Jesse’s experience and leadership in the […]

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Refusing to pay a student loan becomes a solution

The White House has said President Joe Biden will decide by the end of August whether to extend the pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments — and how much, if any, student debt to write off. But many struggling borrowers are already pushing their limits, finding ways to halt loan repayments without actually defaulting. Rene […]

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The guideline is 1 social worker for every 250 students. NV Schools have 1 for 8,730.

The constitutional initiative “dodged” the question of how the vouchers would be funded, failing to mention that “every dollar spent” on a voucher “reduces, dollar by dollar, the funds available” for public schools, the judge wrote. (Getty Pictures) As the first week of school draws to a close with a shortage of nearly 3,000 teachers […]

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Why student loan repayments remain frozen — with no end in sight

A few months ago I hinted that we entered into a federal state student loan permafrost, a tenuous but seemingly never-ending halt to repayment coupled with continued, targeted batches of loan forgiveness. This condition is showing new signs of persistence, with the the wall street journal report last week that the US Department of Education […]

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Homeschoolers are not at home | Local News

WILLISTON — As students return to school this week, not all will be in a classroom. According to the Florida Department of Education, there were 152,109 homeschooled students in the state for the 2021-22 school year and a 69% increase over the past five years. The numbers are rising every year across the country, especially […]

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Cause for Concern in Education Industry: Two Federal Courts Find Title IX Applies to Private K-12 Schools | Miles and Stockbridge PC

In a stunning decision that has the potential to change how independent private schools operate, a federal district judge recently ruled in Conrad vs. Baltimore Lutheran High School Association d/b/a Concordia Preparatory School that an educational institution’s Section 501(c)(3) tax exemption constitutes “federal financial assistance” that places independent private K-12 schools under the auspices of […]

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High school football jamborees start this weekend in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The regular season for the 2022 football season is scheduled to begin next week. As each Montgomery County team continues to prepare for their Opening Day game, they have the chance to show off their skills to the Clarksville community on Friday, August 12. Montgomery County is hosting two jamborees […]

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5 companies coming soon to Round Rock

From a popular pizzeria to new school campuses, several businesses will be coming to Round Rock starting in August. COMING SOON Central day school, a new Mother’s Day program affiliated with Central Baptist Church, located at 301 Lake Creek Drive, Round Rock, is registering now. The fall program begins September 6 and will offer a […]

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Charter coalition sues Biden administration over rule changes

A coalition of charter schools in Michigan and Ohio is suing the Biden administration over new rules governing charter start-up grants for schools across the country. “This attack on charter schools is not only deeply unfair to children who would benefit from educational alternatives, it is illegal,” said Pacific Legal Foundation lawyer Caleb Kruckenberg, whose […]

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Cooper defends racial discrimination

Because I’m an inveterate optimist who likes to think the best of others, I’m going to assume, for the purposes of the following argument, that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and former Governors Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Bev Perdue sometimes sign documents that they have not read carefully. I make this assumption because they […]

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Watch Roger Waters’ heated TV argument over ‘communication’

Roger Waters engaged in a heated discussion on television, challenging a reporter’s stance on global politics and the war – but adding that it had been a “pleasure” debating with him. CNN’s Michael Smerconish appears to have set out to push Waters into controversial territory, although the musician is well known for happily going there […]

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Abcarian: “Europe’s far-right racist anti-Semitic strongman” addresses CPAC (Title by Viktor Orban)

Do you hate the title? Blame Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He practically dictated it to me from the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas on Thursday after criticizing the “left-wing media.” “I can already see tomorrow’s headlines,” Orban said after the right-wing crowd greeted him with a standing ovation. “‘Europe’s far-right […]

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Pemberton: Education Financing Meeting Theme | Columns

The interim was loaded with many meetings and events. Last month, the Legislative Assembly hosted the Southern Legislative Conference in Oklahoma City, welcoming more than 1,400 legislators and staff from 14 other states to come and work on policy issues important to our Southern region. I also spoke to superintendents at the Career Tech Summer […]

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Upcoming Religious Calendar: August 6, 2022 | Religion

The Praise in the Park and Back to School Service, hosted by Holy Truth Ministries, is scheduled from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Stamper Park Pavilion No. 1, 400 Fair St. in Longview. School supplies will be distributed and free food and snow cones will also be available. For more information, call Luther […]

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Primary elections next Tuesday |

Wisconsin voters will head to their local polling places next Tuesday, August 9 to cast their ballots in the primary elections in a wide range of state and countywide races. In Wisconsin’s primary system, voters will have to remain within the same party when voting on their ballot; in other words, either only for Republican […]

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“There has never been anyone like him in the United States Senate”

More generally, however, the way Warnock has operated over the past year and a half in the Senate as well as the way he is now fighting for a full six-year term are natural extensions of the tensions that have driven his life and his work – the “double consciousness” of the black church, as […]

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Florida Non-Civic Illiteracy Program

DeSantis bill signing a photo shoot with children and teachers at a Florida charter school. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calls his Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative a model for the whole nation. This is the right-wing agenda that will be passed on to American children and their teachers if DeSantis or someone like him ever becomes […]

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Want to reach Gen Z? Start with mental health.

Unsplash/John Verhoestra Gen Z is a demographic that everyone seems to understand. Or at least we think we do. We understand that they love their smartphones, are passionate about social justice, and want their student loans forgiven. What fewer people know is that they are also extremely lonely and depressed. A new study of student […]

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The Outer Banks Voice – Is Hyde County’s fight for school funds over?

Is Hyde County’s fight for school funds over? By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice on August 2, 2022 Commissioners restore $400,000 in cuts, another $75,000 could be sought Dr. Melanie Shaver, Superintendent of Hyde County Schools. On July 28, after a month-long dispute over school funding, the Hyde County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 […]

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St Albert teachers champion an inclusion plan set by a Dominican-appointed board of trustees

Educators at Saint Albert the Great College were shocked when they learned in June that a project aimed at fostering student inclusion was being halted. The decision to stop the project was made by a relatively new school board set up by the rector, Father Aaron Zahra. The project, called MEET, celebrated encounters between pupils […]

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PC3: An accelerated course at the CMSRU for students motivated to practice primary care | rowan today

Christian Bruni and Matthew Nelson have two things in common. Both have a keen interest in providing quality, humanistic, patient-centered primary care, and both are proud alumni of Cooper Medical School, Rowan University (CMSRU). In 2019, Drs. Bruni and Nelson earned their medical degrees (MD) as members of the inaugural cohort of CMSRU’s accelerated three-year […]

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Powerful state lawmakers will recalculate Georgia’s politically strained school funding calculations

When Georgia lawmakers created the formula to pay for its public schools, President Ronald Reagan was celebrating the start of his second term, Purple Rain tapes were flying off the shelves, and kids were hogging family televisions with their state-of-the-art. Nintendo entertainment systems. The White House has changed occupants six times since then, and the […]