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Virginia Pregnancy Center, Churches, Private Schools Sue State over New LGBT Employment Rights Law

Virginia Pregnancy Center, Churches, Private Schools Sue State over New LGBT Employment Rights Law A pregnancy center, a group of churches and private schools in Virginia are suing the state over a law that says employers cannot discriminate on hiring based on gender identity and sexual orientation.According to The Christian Post, Calvary Road Baptist Church... Read more

Schools should cut ties with groups that promote ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes

The All About Me resource said gender identity "can best be understood as being a spectrum". It was withdrawn after The Christian Institute threatened legal action.The Christian Institute is urging schools to cut ties with groups that promote radical ideas around gender identity. It follows the introduction of new government guidance on the Relationships and Sex... Read more

Senate Bill Will Defund Schools Allowing Biological Boys to Participate in Girls Sports

Senate Bill Will Defund Schools Allowing Biological Boys to Participate in Girls Sports Senate Republicans have introduced a new bill that would defund any schools that allow biological males who identify as transgender females to compete in women's sports.Senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Mike Lee of Utah, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee,... Read more

Churches join in praying for schools during Covid pandemic

(Photo: Pexels/Jessica Lewis)Churches and Christians are praying for schools across the UK today as they face unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.  The National Day of Prayer for Schools is an initiative of the Pais Movement and is being backed by CARE and the Diocese of Blackburn, which is encouraging local churches to take part. ... Read more

Report: Christian Schools Instill a Protestant Family Ethic

The Story: A new report finds that students who attend private schoolsespecially Protestant Christian schoolsare more likely to forge successful families as adult men and women. The Background: A recently released report jointly produced by AEI and the Institute for Family Studies is the first of its kind to analyze the marriage and family outcomes... Read more

Trump to Launch ‘1776 Commission’ to ‘Promote Patriotic Education’ in Schools

Trump to Launch '1776 Commission' to 'Promote Patriotic Education' in Schools President Trump on Thursday said he soon would establish a national commission to promote patriotic history in Americas schools and counter what he called propaganda that is teaching students to be ashamed of their own country.The president made the comments on Constitution Day at... Read more

Ofsted will mark down schools that don’t teach LGBT relationships to pupils

(Photo: Unsplash/Alex Jackman)Failing to teach about LGBT relationships will be marked down in school inspection reports from next year, Ofsted has said. In a report issued on Thursday, the schools regulator said it was ready to resume full inspections from January, at which time inspectors will assess schools' "readiness" to comply with statutory guidance on... Read more

Many Haitian schools empty as teachers protest lack of pay – Mission Network News

Haiti (MNN) Teachers in Haiti have refused to return to classrooms, even taking to the streets to protest a lack of pay and safe working conditions. This was already a problem in the country, explains Eva DeHart of For Haiti with Love, but the pandemic made it worse. She says, Haiti runs in cycles. Their... Read more

Schools in England Are Now Required to Teach about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Schools in England Are Now Required to Teach about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity All England schools will be required to teach an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, according to CBN News.The policy from the England Department of Education includes topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity and healthy relationships, which will be discussed at the high school level.... Read more

Schools Allowing Boys in Girls Sports Are Violating the Law, Even after Court Ruling, Trump Admin. Says

Schools Allowing Boys in Girls Sports Are Violating the Law, Even after Court Ruling, Trump Admin. Says Connecticut schools that allow biological boys who identify as girls to compete in girls sports are violating federal law even in light of a recent Supreme Court decision expanding LGBT rights, the Trump Department of Education has ruled.The... Read more

RSE in schools: what young people need is more protection, not more sex education

(Photo: Pixabay)A new relationships and sex education (RSE) curriculum takes effect in English schools from this month, teaching children and teenagers "the facts and the law about sex, sexuality, sexual health and gender identity in an age-appropriate and inclusive way". Under the curriculum, LGBT content is to be "fully integrated" into RSE lessons, while at... Read more

California Religious Schools File Lawsuit against Governor Newsom’s School Closure Order

California Religious Schools File Lawsuit against Governor Newsom's School Closure Order On Monday, a lawsuit was filed by multiple religious schools that have taken issue with California Governor Gavin Newsoms recent school closure order.According to The Christian Post, the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, aims to obtain... Read more

Parents warned over graphic sex education in schools

(Photo: Unsplash/Nils Stahl)Parents are being urged to protect their children from sexualization and gender confusion by way of graphic sex education curricula in public schools. Scholars and activists say parents must find out what their children are being taught and equip themselves to combat such programs. In a virtual summit hosted by the Heritage Foundation,... Read more

Landmark: Court Says Schools Must Allow Transgender Students to Use Restroom of Choosing

Landmark: Court Says Schools Must Allow Transgender Students to Use Restroom of Choosing A federal appeals court issued a landmark decision Friday for transgender students, declaring unconstitutional a Florida school districts policy of requiring individuals to use the restroom that corresponds to their biological sex.It was the first ruling of its kind by... Read more

If Schools Don’t Open, the Funding Should ‘Go to the Parents,’ Trump Says

If Schools Don't Open, the Funding Should 'Go to the Parents,' Trump Says Schools that dont meet in-person this school year should send the money budgeted for each student to the parents so they can use it for private schools or homeschooling, President Trump says.Trump made the comments Thursday during a press conference... Read more

Schools May Not Open to Students This Fall, But Churches Might For Remote Learning

Schools May Not Open to Students This Fall, But Churches Might For Remote Learning (RNS) Remote learning will be the rule for schoolchildren in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for at least nine weeks this fall as the city tries to stem a surging coronavirus caseload. But that doesnt necessarily mean theyll all be staying home.Some... Read more

‘I Wish We Taught More in Schools about the Islamic Faith,’ Joe Biden Asserts during Summit

'I Wish We Taught More in Schools about the Islamic Faith,' Joe Biden Asserts during Summit Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden joined Emgage Actions virtual summit, Million Muslim Votes, on Monday in a demonstration of support for Muslim Americans.Emgage Action is considered to be the largest Muslim American PAC in the nation. Earlier this... Read more

Texas AG: Local Governments Cannot Close Christian Schools during Pandemic

Texas AG: Local Governments Cannot Close Christian Schools during Pandemic Pointing to the U.S. Constitution and state law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week issued a letter prohibiting local governments from closing private religious schools during the pandemic.The letter, issued July 17 and addressed to religious private schools in Texas, said Paxton... Read more

Under New Rules, LA Catholic Schools No Longer Able to Resume in-Person Classes

Under New Rules, LA Catholic Schools No Longer Able to Resume in-Person Classes LOS ANGELES (RNS) Catholic schools in Los Angeles county must now resume the fall year using distance learning, delaying previous plans to reopen their doors for in-person classes.The Department of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles made this... Read more

In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online

In Los Angeles, Catholic Schools Plan to Resume In-Person Classes, While Public Schools Go Online LOS ANGELES (RNS) While Los Angeles public schools will remain online this fall, Catholic schools in the county still plan to reopen their doors for in-person classes.The Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 15) told Religion News... Read more

CDC Director, President Trump Push for Schools to Reopen in the Fall

CDC Director, President Trump Push for Schools to Reopen in the Fall President Donald Trump said this week he wants students to head back to the classroom this fall.His announcement comes as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and as many states in the country show increases in cases.Still, according to CBN... Read more

Supreme Court Hands Major Victory to Christian Schools in Employment Case

Supreme Court Hands Major Victory to Christian Schools in Employment Case The U.S. Supreme Court handed private religious schools a major victory Wednesday, broadening the so-called ministerial exception and ruling they can hire and fire employees without being governed by anti-discrimination laws.At issue were teachers at two separate Catholic schools who sued after... Read more

ICE Says International Students at Schools Offering Online-Only Classes Must Leave the U.S. | RELEVANT Magazine

On Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced that international students taking courses at entirely online schools this fall will not be allowed to enter the country and, if they are already here, must leave. The agency suggested that international students who want to stay in the U.S. should transfer to a school offering... Read more

Supreme Court: Religious Schools Are Eligible for Taxpayer Funds | RELEVANT Magazine

The Supreme Court handed a win to conservatives on Tuesday, ruling that a Montana law that blocked religious schools from a taxpayer-funded scholarship violated the U.S. Constitution. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the conservative members of the Court in a decision that will allow parents to use state tax credits to send their... Read more

Hopes Wilt for Teaching Christianity in Schools in Sudan

Hopes Wilt for Teaching Christianity in Schools in Sudan JUBA, South Sudan, June 18, 2020 (Morning Star News) Hopes that the transitional government in Sudan would bring back Christianity as a school subject alongside Islam wilted when officials omitted it from an academic schedule released last week, sources said.Doubly disappointed when an expected... Read more

New Study Shows Significant Increase in Teaching of Evolution over Creationism in Public Schools

New Study Shows Significant Increase in Teaching of Evolution over Creationism in Public Schools Over the last 12 years, the teaching of creationism in public high schools across the U.S. has declined while the time devoted to teaching the theory of evolution has sharply increased, a new study finds.The study, titled "Teaching evolution... Read more

Parents must act now on relationships and sex education before it becomes compulsory in schools

(Photo: Pixabay)A new law about relationships and sex education (RSE) comes into effect for all schools in England this September. Children from the age of four will be taught what schools think they should learn about sex, sexuality and gender dysphoria. Unfortunately, this law has created an environment where children can be misled, confused and... Read more

Tent Schools International and COVID-19: keeping up education during a pandemic – Mission Network News

Intl (MNN) — Establishing access to education for displaced children became more difficult with COVID-19 but remains crucial for Tent Schools International. The U.N. estimates that about 35 million children are displaced worldwide. Many of those kids will miss years of schooling.Tent Schools partners with local Christian leaders in refugee camps and other transitional areas... Read more

Schools can delay implementation of controversial relationships and sex education – DfE

(Photo: Unsplash/salvatore ventura)Schools can choose to postpone the introduction of the controversial new relationships and sex education (RSE) curriculum if they do not feel ready, the Government has said. While the curriculum will still be compulsory from September, schools will have some flexibility over its introduction if they feel unprepared because of the challenges brought on... Read more

Schools that Let Boys Compete in Girls’ Sports Violate Title IX, Trump Admin. Rules

Schools that Let Boys Compete in Girls' Sports Violate Title IX, Trump Admin. Rules A Connecticut statewide policy that allows biological boys who identify as girls to compete in girls-only sports violates Title IX, the Trump Department of Education has ruled. At issue is a policy by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) the... Read more