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Public School Students Need to Study Religion

Religion should be taught in school, just not in the ways you might think, argues the Religious Literacy Project’s Diane L. Moore. (October 9, 2018)

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An Amish father who says childhood vaccines run counter to his family's religious beliefs is suing to overturn New York's ban on religious exemptions that let unvaccinated children attend school.
October 21, 2019 – AP
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
Proposed changes include new data about sexual violence by and against school staff, harassment based on religion, and an end to breaking down pre-K enrollment by race.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
California's proposed curriculum guide in ethnic studies is being sent back for substantial revision after a pileup of criticism that it's anti-Semitic and freighted with jargon and political correctness.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that her department will no longer enforce a restriction that prohibits religiously affiliated organizations from providing contracted services to private school students under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Though the Supreme Court refused this particular case, some see an opening for future challenges involving First Amendment issues and public employees.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Religion should be taught in school, just not in the ways you might think, argues the Religious Literacy Project’s Diane L. Moore.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
School safety, religious liberty and the nation's legacy of segregation were among the topics Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was called on to address as senators peppered the nominee for U.S. Supreme Court with questions.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
More than 2,100 private schools participate in at least one of Florida's private-school choice programs. Get a closer look at the popularity of these programs and the schools that participate in them.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
August 23, 2017 – Education Week

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