BERLIN (Reuters) Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm told the Heilbronner Stimme newspaper that teaching Islam in schools nationwide would give Muslim pupils a chance to take a critical approach to their own religion.
(RNS) A group of scholars is threatening to downgrade, and in many cases remove, the terms India and Hinduism, from California schoolbooks.
(RNS) The brothers, ages 14 and 15, refused to shake their female teacher's hand, rejecting a national tradition.
Simon Newman had been quoted comparing students at the Maryland college to bunnies and saying: "You just have to drown the bunnies ... put a Glock to their heads."
(RNS) The 208-year-old school calls the move part of “a bold new direction” as it vies to stop running big deficits and struggles to find a financially sustainable model.
CLARK, Mo. (RNS) As the number of Amish have grown, so too have the number of Amish children diagnosed with genetic-based disorders.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Robert Putnam wants to convert every reader on the sawdust trail to civic salvation. And he's not taking no for an answer.
NEW YORK (RNS) The partnership fits in with the desire of evangelicals to plant their flag in large cities such as New York.
(RNS) Boko Haram opposes the education of girls and has kidnapped girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. It has killed hundreds of children.
This summer Camp Quest, a trailblazing summer camp for the children of nontheistic parents, will launch its first camp in New England. Program Director Paul Chiariello speaks with RNS about education for atheist youth and why they're not “indoctrinating” children.
(RNS) Advocates for Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children are now looking to Congress to pass a bill allowing the home-schooling family to remain in the U.S.
(RNS) The 21-point difference between college graduates and high school graduates who believe in evolution, for example, is less stark than the 49-point difference between mainline Protestants and evangelicals.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As home-schooling slowly becomes more mainstream, most parents cite the environment of public schools, not religious belief, as the main reason behind their decision to home-school.
ROME (RNS) For the first time in history, the entire class of one Italian high school opted out of an elective on Roman Catholicism earlier this month, reopening a long-standing debate over whether state money should be used to fund a class that focuses on a single faith.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As 45 states implement new Common Core education standards this fall, some Christians see the heavy hand of government in the state-led goal posts for K-12 students in English and mathematics.