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Schools Reconsider the Calendar as Students Grow More Diverse

A growing number of schools are re-evaluating their policies on religious holidays in response to the changing demographics of their students. (March 24, 2020)

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The lure of in-person instruction is driving interest. But questions remain about capacity, access, and how the pandemic could affect private schools as well.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
The 5-4 decision involving a dispute in Montana appears to cast doubt on as many as 30 state constitutions that bar aid to religious schools.
July 15, 2020 – Education Week
Declining financial support and dwindling enrollment has already forced dozens of Roman Catholic schools to shut down permanently this spring, many of them in low-income communities.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week
A pair of cases being heard by the high court will likely determine whether job-discrimination laws apply to tens of thousands of teachers at religious schools.
May 7, 2020 – Education Week
A growing number of schools are re-evaluating their policies on religious holidays in response to the changing demographics of their students.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
There's long been debate over religious charter schools in a corner of the school choice advocacy world. A closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case shows why.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
In a case from Montana, conservative justices suggested they were inclined to rule for parents who seek to reinstate a state tax credit funding scholarships for use at religious schools.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
The case being heard by the Supreme Court next week deals with a debate that has raged since the 19th century about federal education funding for private religious schools.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Studying the Old Testament taught me to be intellectually rigorous, one reporter writes. But is it really possible to separate the religious text from the religion?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
A national debate over whether public funds may go to faith-based schools is high on the list of cases before the Supreme Court in the coming term, stemming from a dispute in Montana.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week

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