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Religion in Schools

Mom Throws A Fit When Her Daughter Learns Something About Islam In School

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics

A Tennessee mother has launched a crusade against the textbooks used in the local school district after she found out her daughter was learning about ...

School District To Distribute Satanic Literature To Students On April 1st

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

Students in Delta, Colorado-area middle schools and high schools will be provided handouts of atheist and satanic literature on April 1, in a bid to p...

The Kids Are Alright With Religion

Gary Laderman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

I recently asked a class I visited how the students would define religion. "Religion is a way of life, how a person lives their life and understands what's important."

Teaching About Religion in Schools Need Not Be Daunting

Murali Balaji | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Here are just a few of the organizations that are working to make sure that classrooms become better equipped to teach about religion, diversity and pluralism.

NYC's Plan For Prayer Break In Pre-K Classes Raises Concerns

Associated Press | Karen Matthews | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to expand public pre-kindergarten for all 4 year-olds depends in part on the parti...

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...

Florida Student Told No 'God Bless America' In Morning Announcements

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

(Adds comment from humanism association, paragraphs 9-10) By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Feb 13 (Reuters) - A Florida hig...

Father Reportedly Pulls Son Out Of History Class Because Of A Lesson On Islam

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.27.2014 | Religion

One Massachusetts father has reportedly pulled his child out of a middle-school history class after learning that the class would discuss the history ...

Shadee Ashtari

Colorado School District Sued For Promoting Christian Groups' Proselytizing Efforts | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

The Douglas County School District in Colorado is being sued for its promotion of Christian organizations and their proselytizing efforts -- endorseme...

Understanding an Important Nuance in Teaching About Religion

Murali Balaji | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

I always strongly urge teachers to avoid having parents (of any faith group) of their students come in and universalize a religion based purely on their experiences.

Shadee Ashtari

Georgia Lawmaker Accuses Atheist Group Of Bullying High Schoolers | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

A day after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue a Georgia school district for permitting coaches to use the football program to promot...

Group Condemns Teacher Who Allegedly Bullied Atheist Student For Opting Out Of Pledge

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

The American Humanist Association condemned New York's Elmira City School District on Tuesday for allegedly breaching an atheist student's constitutio...

Atheist Family Sues School District Over 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

The American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit Saturday against New Jersey’s Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District on behalf of a local athei...

Bill Maher: Keep Schools Secular And Imprison Environmental Polluters

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," discussed the "ridiculous" role of religion in schools and the urgency of implementing "draconi...

North Carolina High School To Allow Secular Club

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A North Carolina high school will allow the formation of a club for nonreligious students after a four-month standoff. The Secular Student Al...

North Carolina High School Denies Student Secular Club

Religious News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A North Carolina high school is facing a legal battle for refusing to allow a club for the nonreligious. According to a letter sent by First ...

School Prayer Measure Gets Push From Democrats

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A group of South Carolina lawmakers have renewed a push to allow students to pray in public schools. The measure, originally introduced last sprin...

This School Science Lesson Contains A Very Religious Message

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Well, this doesn’t look like accurate science to us. Reddit user Dtooth0 posted the above photo on the site’s “WTF” thread Tuesday morn...

School District Faces Backlash After Students Visit Mosque

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

A school district in the Nashville, Tenn., area has revised its field trip policy after receiving backlash for taking students to visit a mosque. I...

The Display That Caused A Big Controversy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

A Kansas elementary school has taken down a hallway display depicting the Five Pillars of Islam after it caused an Internet controversy and complaints...

Americans Still Conflicted About School Prayer

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Though school-sponsored prayer in public schools was ruled unconstitutional more than 50 years ago and the Supreme Court decided more than 20 years ag...

Silence My Voice, Not My Religion

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Stephanie R. Caudle

While this story is powerful and especially resonates with me because of my roots in the school, this act of standing for your religion is a trend sweeping the nation.

Does Yoga In The Classroom Violate The Separation Of Church And State?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Does teaching yoga in public schools violate the separation of church and state? That's what two parents are contending in a lawsuit against Encini...

School That Gave Creationist 'Science' Quiz May Shut Down Next Year

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

After a creationist quiz from a South Carolina school was posted to Reddit in late April, the school received not only an onslaught of criticism, but ...

Why Everyone Should Oppose Ten Commandments In Public Schools – Especially Religious People

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Every religious person should object to having the Ten Commandments in schools because you are allowing other people -- people over whom you have no control -- the responsibility of interpreting said commandments.