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History teacher Maryam Wardak talks with students in her freshman class at William H. Hall High School in West Hartford, Conn.
—Christopher Capozziello for Education Week

Program Takes Aim at 'Religious Illiteracy' in Classroom

Connecticut teachers are learning how to talk more meaningfully—and without controversy—about the role of world religions in history and society. (February 23, 2016)

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Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it compromising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Allowing the bill to come into law would be "in direct contravention to the Idaho Constitution," Gov. Butch Otter wrote in a veto message.
April 6, 2016 – Education Week
In oral arguments, the justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether certain faith-based organizations are protected from having to take steps to opt their employees out of contraceptive coverage.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Connecticut teachers are learning how to talk more meaningfully—and without controversy—about the role of world religions in history and society.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
Leading a parochial school demands an engaged focus on students' sense of community and character, says Habeeb Quadri.
November 11, 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 4, 2015 – Education Week
September 9, 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 15, 2015 – Education Week

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