Muslim, Sikh and Jewish groups seek inclusion in California’s new ethnic studies curriculum

By Alejandra Molina — November 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The model curriculum for high schoolers focuses on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

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Cedarville’s plan to save Anthony Moore abandoned its students — and Moore

By Russell L. Meek — April 28, 2020

(RNS) — Welcoming an admitted sexual offender into the sort of environment that facilitated his previous crime did not show love for him or the student body.

Baptist, vegan ex-football player may overturn Alabama’s ban on public school yoga

By Megan Botel — April 1, 2020

(RNS) — For some of the state’s residents, 86% of whom identify as Christian, yoga and other non-Christian practices have long been considered satanic.

Christian university says it is open to hiring non-Christian art faculty in merger

By Bob Smietana — February 5, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — A Christian university says it is open to hiring non-Christian faculty from an art school it recently acquired. Belmont University’s provost had made headlines for saying the school would not hire non-Christians.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments on major religious school choice case

By Jack Jenkins — January 22, 2020

(RNS) — Several religious groups have voiced opposition to any ruling that would grant wide latitude for the government to fund religious education.

Poll: What do Americans know about the Holocaust? Some, not much

By Yonat Shimron — January 22, 2020

(RNS) — A new Pew Research Center poll shows Americans generally know what the Holocaust was, but fewer than half can correctly cite the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust — 6 million.

We can protect prayer in schools without blessing Christian nationalism

By Amanda Tyler — January 17, 2020

(RNS) — Claiming to defend a constitutional right under attack, the Trump administration’s announcement on school prayer neither identified the threat nor bolstered students’ well-established freedom to pray.

Trump pledges to prevent ‘unacceptable’ repression of school prayer

By Adelle M. Banks — January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her department’s new guidelines require state agencies to inform it when complaints are filed about limitations to the free exercise of religion.

UNC resolves Education Department complaint over anti-Semitism at Gaza conference

By Yonat Shimron — November 26, 2019

(RNS) — The government’s claim stemmed from a performace by a Palestinian hip-hop artist on campus earlier this year.

Catholic University of America faculty vote raises stakes in battle with president

By Jack Jenkins — June 1, 2018

(RNS) — Catholic University of America faculty have unofficially voted to declare “no confidence” in the school’s president and provost, bringing to a head long simmering disputes between educators and administrators.

Liberty University is no longer the largest Christian university

By Jack Jenkins — April 27, 2018

(RNS) — President Jerry Falwell boosted enrollments by courting online students. But other religious schools are also embracing the practice.

Faith-based education group is calling out Betsy DeVos

By Jack Jenkins — April 3, 2018

(RNS) — ‘Our scripture says we’re all created in the image of God and are, therefore, of equal and immeasurable worth in the eyes of our Creator,’ reads an open letter to the education secretary from the founder of The Expectations Project.

Catholic school may bar girl over Planned Parenthood sticker

By Associated Press — February 9, 2018

(AP) — The ‘I stand with Planned Parenthood’ sticker was one of several on Sacred Heart Greenwich sophomore Kate Murray’s laptop.

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