Spotlight on Religion in Schools

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The Education Week Spotlight on Religion in Schools is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including insights on:

  • Religious expression in public schools
  • Approaches to teaching evolution
  • Bullying and harassment of members of religious groups
  • Religion in textbooks
  • Teaching the Bible as literature
  • Religious charter schools

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Some conservative advocates had hoped to see more movement on a perennial source of conflict in public school settings.
November 3, 2010 – Education Week

The U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-4 against taxpayers who sought to overturn an Arizona program aiding religious schools.
April 20, 2011 – Education Week

Teachers and scientists push to revamp evolution education in the classroom.
February 11, 2011 – Education Week

The Texas board of education has approved a resolution warning publishers against "pro-Islamic/anti-Christian distortions."
September 24, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Content on the culture and religion of the Middle East is more plentiful, but publishers continue to fail in giving key topics careful and complete treatment, the study says.
June 11, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

The Education Department puts school officials on notice that harassment based on sex-role or religious stereotypes may be federal violations.
October 27, 2010 – Education Week

The annual event is meant as a show of support by students and teachers for gay young people.
April 23, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

High school teacher Christopher Gunter argues that the Bible’s importance goes far beyond the religious, and that its study will enlighten young people and inform their decisionmaking as citizens.
December 11, 2009 – Education Week

God in School
Joseph P. Viteritti explains why he finds the idea of religious charter schools problematic.
October 17, 2007 – Education Week

Charters come in many sizes and shapes, so why not also have religious charter schools?, Lawrence D. Weinberg and Bruce S. Cooper ask.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week

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