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All California Students Must be Vaccinated to Attend In-Person Classes

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to go to school in person. NPR reports that public school and private school students in grades 7-12, or ages 12-17, are expected to be vaccinated starting July 1, 2022, to attend classes. Religious and personal beliefs along with medical conditions

By |2021-10-05T12:32:14-04:00October 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

How Can Public Schools Improve Religious Education?

America’s freedom of religion has attracted many faiths to grow in the US, leading to massive diversity throughout the country. And for most families across the U.S. who have children enrolled in public school, the matter of religious education quickly becomes complicated. “The First Amendment reads in part: Congress shall make no law respecting an

By |2021-10-02T11:30:27-04:00October 2nd, 2021|Faith and Morality|0 Comments

Welcome to Introduction to School Boards!

As much as school board controversies have been in the news lately, only 5-10% of voters typically show up to school board elections. What's more, as many as 4 out of 10 school board elections are won by unopposed candidates! Why the lack of enthusiasm from both voters and candidates? The truth is, American

By |2021-10-01T09:54:07-04:00September 30th, 2021|Government|0 Comments

Faculty Prayer Ban Doesn’t Stop Tennessee High School Football Team from Praying

Tennessee high school football player Elijah Burgess knew he had to lead his team in prayer on the field after the game on Friday night. It didn’t matter that his school, Upperman High School, just banned teachers and coaches from initiating prayer with students. "They told us to not pray, so I had to do

By |2021-09-28T12:03:05-04:00September 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Who Was Hurt the Most by Virginia’s Education Decisions During COVID?

By Willie Deutsch -- COVID resulted in significant academic upheaval for students.  The end of the 2019-2020 school year was utter chaos as schools had to change how they operated overnight. However, the 2020-2021 school year was one the state and school divisions had months to plan for.  But instead of a plan, many

By |2021-09-27T12:57:02-04:00September 27th, 2021|Government|0 Comments

Event Recap: The Bureaucratic Monopoly of Education

40% of parents in Lynchburg, Virginia, have chosen to walk away from free, public education, according to Lynchburg City’s Councilman Jeff S. Helgeson. “How bad does the product or the service have to be...for 40% to say, ‘keep it?’ ” Why are so many parents opting their children out of public education?  One central reason

By |2021-09-22T12:44:20-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Government|0 Comments

Debates Arise as States Remove Standardized Tests

States are remodeling standardized testing as part of graduation requirements. Could this mean that standardized tests are on their way out of education? One of those states is Oregon, which back in June passed a bill that suspended its Essential Skills graduation requirements for high school students for 2022, 2023, and 2024. For Oregon, the

By |2021-09-21T15:52:02-04:00September 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments
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