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The Readers’ Forum: Saturday Letters

Recent changes I have subscribed to the Journal for 42 years. When my current one expires, I’m not sure if I can renew it, which will result in lost revenue for the Journal and my wonderful career. After reading through the local and international gloom and doom (Scott Sexton is the exception), I enjoyed clearing […]

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Resolution to Help Parents, Schools, and the District Reject Harmful, Coercive, and Restrictive Gender Identity Policies and Protect School Lunch Programs and Federal Funding Subject to Title IX

**The following resolution was adopted by the SREC at their 3rd Quarter 2022 meeting, held on September 24, 2022. WHEREAS, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was enacted to ensure that “No person in the United States shall, by reason of sex, be excluded from participation, denied benefits, or subjected discrimination under any […]

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Reverend Doug Forbes will share a special message for children at Stow Baptist Church | Organizations/Clubs

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After raising awareness of Pope, Nicaragua’s Ortega calls Church a ‘dictatorship’

Ortega called bishops and priests ‘killers’ and ‘putschists’ working on behalf of ‘US imperialism’ Jairo CAJINA Text size Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday called the Catholic Church a “perfect dictatorship” for not allowing members to elect the pope and other figures of authority. In the Church, “everything is imposed. It’s a perfect dictatorship. It’s […]

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Christian White Supremacy Rising: The Fascist Connection

Image by Robert Anasch. Book bans across the country. Rise of Christian fundamentalism. White supremacy is rampant. These are symptoms of a rising fascist policy in America. Reactionary political actors seek to reinforce white supremacy by erasing from public discussion any recognition of people of color, LGBTQ identities and their struggles. This happens in particular […]

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Texas A&M Announces 2022-23 Fulbright Awards

Six faculty members at Texas A&M University have received Fulbright US Scholar Program awards for the 2022-223 academic year from the US Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Christian Brannstrom, Daniel Conway, Eduardo Espina, Martin Regan, Mikko Tuhkanen and Karl Woodmansey are among more than 800 U.S. citizens who will conduct research […]

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Maine Democratic Party responds to New York Times article on former Governor Paul LePage

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – The Maine Democratic Party is responding to a New York Times report about former Governor Paul LePage receiving tax relief for Florida residents. They say the worst part is that he tried to cut the same tax break here in Maine. “His cuts to revenue sharing raised property taxes, his cuts […]

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Crazy About Student Debt Cancellation? The Bible Goes Stronger

In August, President Joe Biden announced that his administration would forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for each federal borrower and a Additional $10,000 for any Federal Pell Grant recipient. While this relief is not enough, it has the potential to completely erase student debt from 20 million Americans. Apparently surprised by this radical action […]

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the far-right religious network attacking reproductive and LGBTQ+ rights — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (en-GB)

The petition itself has received over 19,000 signatures and has been shared by over 2,000 accounts. It reached a large audience in religious and political Facebook groups in Ghana, being shared on pages with a combined audience of 1 million people. A group supporting the Church of Pentecost, which had 150,000 members. The church, which […]

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Rotary trio in Mississippi witness poverty in Kenya

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – In a small village about an hour’s drive from Nairobi, Kenya, a mother pretends to start dinner preparations and prays for her children to fall asleep early before noticing that they haven’t nothing to eat. This is the scene Lucy Walker recently set for the Columbus Rotary Club in Lion Hills […]

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Little Falls NJ schools to vote on $29 million referendum

LITTLE FALLS — A year after voters rejected a $35 million referendum, the school district has scaled back the plan and will return to voters for approval in December. On Tuesday, school administrators approved a new $29.6 million referendum, a $5.8 million cut from the 2021 plan, which was defeated 839-489 last December. Undeterred, Superintendent […]

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National View: What really matters is that your college is right for you – Duluth News Tribune

The news that Columbia University filed fraudulent data to rise in the US News & World Report university rankings has again raised the question of the significance of these rankings. Does anyone imagine that when Columbia “dipped” from #2 to #18 (its ranking was re-evaluated by US News on its own estimated data) that Columbia […]

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Attacks on Jews Could Come to Your House of Worship

The war on religion has reached my front door. My Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn is facing an unprecedented level of hostility. Hate crimes abound. Hasidic Jews have been shot, punched, kicked, violently shoved or nearly crushed. During Covid, politicians banned our community from gathering to pray, celebrate and mourn – even masked and distanced […]

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Refuge, DDWS Supports School Grant Applications | News, Sports, Jobs – SANIBEL-CAPTIVA

REFUGE/DDWS Students, teachers and staff at JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge dug deep into the Pocket Refuge program last year. In partnership with the “Ting” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the JN “Ting” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will provide grants to five Lee County schools for the 2022-23 school […]

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Thank you to our Community School Coordinators – Albuquerque Public Schools

Job : September 21, 2022 Thank you to our Community School Coordinators Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week runs from September 19-23, 2022. Community coordinators are the cornerstone of community schools. They help facilitate collaborative leadership, ensuring that a culture of professional learning, collective trust, and shared decision-making and responsibility is built to include families, students, […]

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Wyoming Rescue Mission Files Complaint | Regional News

CASPER — The Wyoming Rescue Mission is suing federal and state equal employment agencies after being threatened with penalties for refusing to hire a non-Christian employee. The Rescue Mission operates a homeless shelter, meal service, recovery program and two thrift stores in the Casper area. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, the organization alleges that […]

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Steve Sisolak supports a huge lithium mine in Nevada. The same goes for a Chinese company with communist leaders.

Democrats Chinese lithium giant Ganfeng’s role in Nevada mining project raises fears that Democrats’ push for green energy will benefit the communist nation Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D.) speaks at the opening of a Chinese-themed resort in Las Vegas/Getty Images Collin Anderson • September 21, 2022 04:59 Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak is backing a foreign […]

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Sununu, Sherman disagree on education funding at Disability Policy Forum

Governor Chris Sununu is pictured at a forum hosted by Granite State Independent Living and eight other disability advocacy organizations on Tuesday. By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org MANCHESTER — The two state gubernatorial candidates were quizzed separately in a town hall-style online forum on the state’s disability policy on Tuesday and took separate approaches to the […]

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Laurel Arts League Distributes Funds to School Art Departments | Free News

Grant applications are now open • Last week, the Laurel Arts League provided financial support to several area high school art departments. The “Green Apron” ladies presented annual mini-grant checks to teachers and principals at Northeast Jones, South Jones, West Jones, Laurel High School and Laurel Christian School. The grants, which total $2,250, support the […]

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The Dangers of Christian Nationalism

Image: Pexel “Can you imagine what a difference it would make if Christians ran for all positions at all levels of our country – city council, school board, mayor? We need to get involved and take a stand for biblical values ​​and morals before it’s too late. If you agree, share this. –Franklin Graham This […]

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Turnaround Schools Initiative hopes to help 15 schools across Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Millions of dollars are being poured into at least 15 schools across the state in hopes of turning them around. The Turnaround Schools Initiative is a new effort to improve elementary schools identified as failing. $15 million will be allocated to schools. Five Birmingham schools are on the list. The initiative […]

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Dedication to ministry continues at Second Missionary Baptist

As the Second Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its long history in the Monroe community, some of its members are making their own history. Under the leadership and administration of Reverend Terrence Johnson, a technology-based Christian education was introduced, a women’s ministry and workforce training within the youth ministry was established. His team focused on building […]

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Jack Cottrell and God’s Plan A+

By Michael C. Mack Friday night, after a long battle with cancer, jack cotrell, 84, rose from earth to heaven. Dr. Cottrell was Professor of Theology at Cincinnati Christian University for 48 years, from September 1967 to December 2015. He earned a BA and ThB from Cincinnati Christian University, a BA in Philosophy from the […]

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Arlington prepares to celebrate on Saturday

UPDATE September 16: Town Day’s return – the 44th – includes fireworks on the evening of Saturday, September 17, the city reports. See the calendar of events >> See the Town Day brochure >> See a list of more stalls on Mass. Ave. between Jason and Pleasant as well as Whittemore Park >> The event […]

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Have the Democrats finally found their voice?

Viewed my Twitter profile sports big blue wave iconI feel guilty for what I’m about to say: Democrats are idiots when it comes to messaging. The Supreme Court has gone rogue. Inflation has made grocery shopping a painful experience. And mass shootings have become routine. Who is to blame? Well, former President Donald Trump filled […]

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Governor Abbott Announces Over $64,000 in TWC Vocational Training Grant to Bells Independent School District | Texas Governor’s Office

September 15, 2022 | Austin, TX | Press release Governor Greg Abbott today announced a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support job training in the Bells Independent School District (ISD). The grant of more than $64,000 will help the district high school purchase and install equipment to […]

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The Recorder – My Turn: Christianity and capitalism are compatible

The following column was written in response to Recorder columnist Jon Huer’s September 10 column “Christianity and Capitalism in Conflict.” Recently, a prominent local pastor posted a very joyful photo online of the grand opening of his church’s new multimillion-dollar campus. It’s about a pastor who has obvious liberal-democratic leanings and whose son proudly calls […]

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Jesus and Another Debt Cancellation Story (Part 3 of 3) | Jesus and Another Debt Cancellation Story (Part 3 of 3)

Welcome readers! Please register via the button on the right. (Read this series from the beginning at Part 1 and Part 2.) What he does is praise the manager for his insight into using management accounts to create relationships he can fall back on when his current job ends. What I glean from this story […]

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Obituary of Alexandra Gayle Roberts – The Providence Journal

55, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 18, 2022, with her husband by her side. She was born in Würzburg, Germany to Dr. Norman and Helen Rudolph on April 30, 1967; at that time, his father was a military doctor stationed at the US Army Hospital. In 1969 the […]

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Carmel Valley teenager raises money for art supplies for homeless kids

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) — A Carmel Valley teenager hopes to spread joy one brush at a time. Kate Lee says drawing is a source of inspiration and a way to relieve stress. “I think art has become a great emotional and mental outlet for me, which is why I find great pleasure in drawing […]

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Don’t forget the universities | WORLD

When President Biden announced an executive order on Aug. 24 that would eliminate half a trillion dollars in student debt, the political reaction was predictably polarized. Prominent Democratic lawmakers and, (predictably) many millennials who would benefit the most from loan forgiveness applauded the move. Yet many progressives complained that forgiving $10,000 per student was a […]

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Republican Joe O’Dea thinks he has the formula for winning in a blue state

DENVER, Colo.—Some Republican candidates are working to revamp their campaign websites, updating their positions on abortion to align with the general electorate. Not Joe O’Dea. It’s not because his staff has failed or because he refuses to bow to media pressure, but because the pro-choice Republican from Colorado doesn’t think he has anything. either to […]

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Report Ranks Georgia 14th Nationally for Academic Freedom | Georgia

(The Center Square) – Georgia is ranked 14th in the nation for educational freedom, according to a new index of the Heritage Foundation. The Peach State ranked in the middle of its neighboring states. Georgia outperformed Alabama (No. 16), North Carolina (15) and South Carolina (23), but trailed Florida (1) and Tennessee (10). “The Heritage […]

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What is the result of Ohio’s unconstitutional school funding system?

Dena Sico is Co-Chair of the Parent Organizing Committee of the All in For Ohio Kids Campaign and a member of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. What does it say to our community, indeed our nation, that the 2022 school year was disrupted by such basic things as air conditioning? The state’s largest school district, Columbus […]

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Switchfoot’s Christmas tour stops at Santander Performing Arts Center [Spotlight] – Reading Eagle

Switchfoot are holding their first-ever holiday tour at the Santander Performing Arts Centre, Reading on December 6. The show will feature popular Christmas classics as well as a set of the band’s greatest hits. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. The Southern California-based Christian rock band never thought their music would reach tens of thousands […]

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Beijing harasses Chinese church seeking safety overseas

BANGKOK—Days after flying to Thailand to seek asylum, members of a Chinese church crowded into a restaurant to share their stories with reporters. But when they looked over their shoulders, they spotted strangers filming them with cellphones. Within seconds, they dispersed, fearing that Chinese state security might once again come looking for them. “Political pressure […]

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New Hampshire GOP gubernatorial candidate debate: School funding

New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidates talk school funding during 2022 Granite State debate Updated: 9:23 p.m. EDT September 9, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript COMPLETE THE APPLICATION. THE CANDIDATE’S NEXT QUESTION IS ABOUT EDUCATION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE KNOW THAT A LOT OF SCHOOL FUNDING IS RELATED TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY TAX BASE. UNDER […]

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PA Department of Education Celebrates New School Year at Kutztown Area High School

Kutztown, Pennsylvania – Department of Education Deputy Executive Secretary Dr. Debora Carrera visited the Kutztown Area School District today to celebrate the start of the new school year and speak with students and teachers what they are most looking forward to this year. “Commonwealth schools are back and students can’t wait to get back to […]

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If the Marriage Bill passes, who is really in danger? | Opinion

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. In the September 8 Open Mic Letter “Marriage Bill Undermines Religious Liberty,” the author states that the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) “will almost inevitably lead […]

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Transcripts of WVa college graduates blocked after shutdown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Holly Martin had just been offered her dream job as a school guidance counselor and was on her way to earning her second master’s degree when she received alarming news: State officials in Washington, where she lives, had not received her undergraduate transcript. Without it, they said she couldn’t receive her professional […]

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Woodlands Christian Seniors gather at Warrior Stadium to watch the sunrise

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Woodlands Christian Academy hosted a special opportunity for the Class of 2023 to fellowship with one another and usher in their senior year of high school during Senior Sunrise. Held on the morning of August 19, 2022, Senior Sunrise is a popular tradition that culminates with the group admiring the beauty […]

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NYC Council asks Mayor Adams, DOE, to fully restore $469 million in school funding

STATEN ISLAND, NY — The New York City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution calling on Mayor Eric Adams and the Department of Education to fully restore $469 million in budget cuts to schools. The three members of the Staten Island City Council – City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), Councilman David Carr […]

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Educators and economic developers work to improve workforce talents

ADRIAN – Lenawee County four-year colleges and K-12 educators are meeting with economic development officials to better develop local employer talent. The Align Lenawee Talent Consortium is coordinating the effort. Align is the workforce development arm of Lenawee Now, the county’s economic development organization. Lenawee Now launched Align in 2014 to help address talent issues, […]

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How Germany Cushions Energy Price Hikes and Inflation | Germany | In-depth news and reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW

The German federal government will spend 65 billion euros ($64.6 billion) on relief measures to help people weather the current energy crisis and inflation. “I’m very happy with the result,” said Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who saw his personal approval rating plummet. “All this together and many other measures will help us get through the winter […]

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FR Panther Foundation funds gardens, microscopes, mariachi festival and more

The latest round of grants from the nonprofit FR Panther Foundation will help fund a portable podcast studio, a mariachi festival and more. Jim Passarelli, a teacher at Franklin Regional Senior High School, has secured a $9,900 grant that will allow the district to take advantage of a long-abandoned area. “We had an outdoor space […]

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New student loan plan lowers monthly payments and interest

The day the Biden administration unveiled its much-anticipated student loan forgiveness plan was a “day of celebration” for Justin Short. Short, 34, graduated from the University of Missouri in 2012 with a degree in hotel management, $47,000 in federal student loans and $5,800 in private student loans. Like many borrowers, her college debt plagued her […]

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Thompson: Reach out to board members to make sure you have a choice | Letters

Proponents of the Wyoming Classical Academy insist that their proposed charter schools are necessary due to poor history/civics education. They promise to create citizens who have learned to think by memorizing facts about great Americans. Yet, rather than engage in public processes to improve programs or open charters, they maneuvered to pass a law making […]

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Full STEAM Ahead Receives Grant | News, Sports, Jobs

Full STEAM Ahead received a grant from Souris Valley United Way to expand its programming to after-school programs in Minot public schools. He also received funding from the Aggie Foundation which will help fund the purchase of new robots for his competitive teams. Full STEAM Ahead is a nonprofit organization in Minot that […]

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Nearly 2 in 5 US college graduates regret their major

Nearly half of humanities and arts students regret their choice – and enrollment in these disciplines is declining rapidly September 2, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Graduate students arrive for the graduation ceremony at Columbia University in New York on May 18, 2016. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) Comment this story Comment Nearly 2 in 5 […]

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VUU’s offensive line is ready to roll | Richmond Free Press

The most essential football players might just be the ones fans rarely talk about and barely notice. Also, their names are almost never announced on the PA system. Yet no team moves near the end zone without them. Assessing Virginia Union University’s upcoming season, the offensive line — aka “The Movin’ Van” — may hold […]

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USDA exempts religious schools from non-discrimination rules for feeding children

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has clarified its guidelines for participants in a free school lunch program, saying faith-based schools can apply for religious exemptions to federal restrictions that include the ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The clarification, provided via a USDA memo dated Aug. 12, follows […]

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Canceling student loans is just a political stunt

Editor: President Joe Biden’s student debt announcement is public relations politics ahead of the midterm elections. It’s not clear that a president has the power to unilaterally cancel student debt, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself said last summer. The Biden administration is trying to use the Heroes Act of 2003, which was intended to […]

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Research funding information sessions offered this fall

The Research and Innovation Division is hosting a series of information sessions on research funding this fall. The six hybrid sessions will be led by campus experts in each field. All faculty and staff interested in learning more about these topics are welcome. Campus Research Proposal Resources: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. During this […]

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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 […]

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Mwesigwa’s perspective on religious and educational issues in Uganda

Bishop Sheldon Mwesigwa needs no introduction in literary circles. He distinguished himself for having an opinion on all subjects in Uganda. Unlike many men of the cloth who tend to stay on their side of the fence, the Bishop isn’t afraid to be part of the larger narrative to which he brings a theological perspective […]

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State campus funding wins OK; UA-Fayetteville gets a major share

More than half of the state’s universities would lose funding under the state’s productivity model, while a recommended productivity fund of $6.4 million for the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is 11 times more than any other school would receive. The state Higher Education Coordinating Council on Friday approved recommendations for annual funding distributions under a […]

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Tampa Christian school sues, claiming federal regulations violate its religious views

A Tampa Christian school is suing the Biden administration and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. The conservative group, Alliance Defending Freedom, represents Grant Park Christian Academy. It says students at the school will be denied access to a free lunch program due to a new federal anti-discrimination policy. The US Department of Agriculture funds the […]

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Christian Nationalism – LA Progressive

In August 2002, almost exactly twenty years ago, I came across an AOL forum where people were discussing Roy Moore rock. Are you old enough to remember? The large marble Ten Commandments monument that disgraced Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has refused to remove it from the rotunda of the Alabama Court Building […]

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Tennesseans seek rule change for new school funding formula

The Tennessee Department of Education held a public hearing on its rules for the new funding formula, TISA. Commenters called for explicit and transparent reporting for the data that determines funding. Some have included an initial criticism that the student-based formula is compatible with vouchers. The rules will be heard by the State Board of […]

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Former Michigan GOP Executive Director Says Trump, Republicans Should Be Criminally Prosecuted For Election Lies | Politics & Elections | Detroit

Click to enlarge Devi Bones / Shutterstock.com Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Detroit to protest the November 2020 election. Attempts by former President Donald Trump and his supporters to void the 2020 election are likely just the start of unprecedented attacks on democracy in Michigan unless Republicans are held accountable. That’s according to […]

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Florida Christian school sues Biden and Nikki Fried over gender identity warrant over student lunches

A Christian academy in Florida filed a lawsuit Wednesday over threats to lose school lunch funding for low-income students unless it complies with the Biden administration’s gender identity policy on pronouns , sports and toilets. Grant Park Christian Academy in Tampa has sued President Biden, the Department of Agriculture, and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried […]

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Walton named director of Acton Elementary | New

A former student of Acton Elementary School will now lead this school as principal. Maggie Walton will replace Karla Willmeth, who will take on a new role as Deputy Director of Curriculum, filling the position vacated by Trisha Suitt. Walton has worked in public education for 14 years. Eleven of those years were spent at […]

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4 savings and funding tips to make college more affordable – The Observer

Many professions view a college education as an essential step towards establishing a career. But while the average graduate with a bachelor’s degree earns $1.2 million more over their lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma, many young people sacrifice this potential income due to the increased cost of college education. Despite escalating […]

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With inflation at its highest level in 40 years, the personal savings rate in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 2008. Here is the age group feeling the most ‘bad comfortable” with his savings.

Do you have enough emergency savings? Getty Images With rumors of a recession in the air, many Americans no doubt want the cushion of a solid emergency savings fund (the pros recommend 3-9 months of essential spending in there). But the reality is this: the majority of Americans don’t feel comfortable with the amount of […]

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Shinzo Abe’s Assassin and Japan’s Complicated Spirituality

The murder of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on July 8 sent shock waves across Japan and the world. Even after stepping down as prime minister in the summer of 2020 due to ill health, Abe was the rarest presence on the Japanese political scene: an internationally recognizable face, even a celebrity. His […]

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Don’t Exclude Divorced Dads From Curriculum Debates

As battles between parents and educators over school curricula continue across much of the United States, divorced fathers — an important group who should have a say — are often left out. Regardless of one’s view of the contribution parents should make to a school’s curriculum, one thing seems certain: if parents are allowed to […]

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Your Tuesday Briefing: Pope Apologizes to Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

We cover Pope Francis’ apology for the Church’s role in Canada’s infamous residential school system and China’s new diplomatic strategy in Africa. Pope apologizes for ‘evil’ inflicted on indigenous peoples Pope Francis has issued a general apology for the role of the Catholic Church in running boarding schools in Canada where Indigenous children have been […]

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USDA awards more than $70 million in grants and improves access to local, healthy foods for children

Washington, DC, July 25, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it is awarding more than $10 million in farm-to-school grants to 123 projects across the country. Additionally, for the first time, the department is providing states with $60 million in non-competitive grants to develop stronger, sustainable farm-to-school programs over […]