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Students Sherouk Mohamed, right, Karim Muse, center, and Khadra Mohamed, took part in a protest at Columbia Heights High School in Columbia Heights, Minn., last fall.
—Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune/AP-File

Feds Urge Schools to Shield Muslim Students From Harassment

Amid heightened worries over terrorism and heated political discourse, some students may feel targeted because of their religion or background. (January 12, 2016)

Spotlight on Religion in Schools

This Spotlight examines growing debates, from the classroom to the courtroom, on topics like evolution, religion in textbooks, and school choice.

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Leading a parochial school demands an engaged focus on students' sense of community and character, says Habeeb Quadri.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Amid floundering efforts to improve K-12 education in Newark, N.J., Fr. Edwin D. Leahy shares his school’s secrets to success.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Recent controversies over statutes aimed at protecting religious beliefs offer a reminder of challenges school administrators face in dealing with the sensitive issue of religious accommodation.
April 10, 2015 - Education Week
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Such conversions are rare, but a number of schools have made the switch in recent years. A study this spring found enrollment grew dramatically following the change.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
Legal experts split on the implications for school boards after the U.S. Supreme Court upholds prayers before meetings of the town council in Greece, N.Y.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
May 13, 2013 - Education Week

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