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Religion in Public Schools

Michigan Public School District Backs Down From Christianity Requirement

The Associated Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion

McBAIN, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan public school district says it's no longer asking that its next superintendent be a Christian after getting...

Mindfulness Meditation in Public Schools: Side-Stepping Supreme Court Religion Rulings

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Why is mindfulness sweeping American public schools? There is a perceived crisis in U.S. public education.

School Board Member Resigns Over Prayer Vote

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

When the Rockingham County School Board votes on whether or not to begin meetings with a prayer, they will be doing so without the input of board memb...

Texas Public Schools Teaching 'End Times' Theology, Creationism

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

Students in Texas' public schools are still learning that the Bible provides scientific evidence that the Earth is 6,000 years old, that astronauts ha...

GOP Lawmaker Backs Bill For Bible Course In Public Schools

Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

Arkansas schools could soon have an easier way to teach a Bible course as part of its public curriculum. Republican state Rep. Denny Altes has prop...

Teacher Fired After Giving Student Bible, Sharing Verse

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

A Phillipsburg, N.J. substitute teacher has been terminated for the year after sharing a Bible verse with a student and subsequently giving the child ...

Jesus Portrait In Public Ohio Middle School To Stay

Posted 01.10.2013 | Education

The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in Thursday as school officials in Jackson City, Ohio are ignoring the demands of an atheist group, decidin...

Republican Lawmaker Wants Kids To Say The Lord's Prayer In School

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

A Republican state senator wants Indiana's public school students to begin each day by reciting the Lord's Prayer. Dennis Kruse, chair of the state...

Lesson On Islamic Hand Signs Leads To Assault Charge For Virginia Teacher

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

A Virginia elementary school teacher has been charged with simple assault after an Oct. 2 lesson on Islamic hand signs left one student’s hand cut a...

Indiana Congressman: US Schools Should Be Modeled After Quran-Founded Islamic Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

André Carson, the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 7th Congressional District, created controversy when he told an Islamic Circle of North America c...

Is Virginia "God's State"?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Noah Fitzgerel

I am ashamed to live in a state that marginalizes minority religions. Through the endorsement of days of prayer and the inhibition of students' religious freedom, Virginia prides itself on being "God's state."

A Christian Plea For Public Education

Austin Carty | Posted 10.06.2011 | Religion
Austin Carty

There is no lurking agenda within public education to secularize our students; there is no tacit understanding between teachers and the state to discourage students from their faith (whatever that faith may be).

Separation of Church and State: PBS Airs Documentary of a Mother's Story

Chris Benson | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago
Chris Benson

At a time when it seemed few in Vashti McCollum's conservative Champaign, Illinois community dared to question the connection between patriotism and religion, McCollum hit the "pause button."

Bible Literacy Courses In Public Schools?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

It's a thin line between church and state. In Kentucky, the Senate has approved new legislation allowing the Christian Bible to be studied in public...

Protecting Students' Rights to Religious Expression

Jordan Sekulow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jordan Sekulow

When 13-year-old Raymond Hosier came back to school with the rosary on again, he was suspended indefinitely. This school district is not only violating Raymond's constitutional rights but also impeding his education.

The Right Not To Be Offended: The Supreme Court And Religion

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

We are witnessing the emergence of an unstated yet court-sanctioned right, one that makes no appearance in the Constitution and yet seems to trump the First Amendment at every turn: the right to not be offended.

Why Is Religion Taboo in American Schools?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Some elites cite the "wall of separation between church and state" as justification for censoring, silencing and discriminating against religious individuals, especially in the public schools.