Kiley Crossland

Kiley is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on marriage, family, and sexuality.

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Study: Growing up in gay families hamstrings kids in school

Homosexuality
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/17/13, 03:00 pm

A new Canadian study challenges the mainstream insistence that children living with same-sex couples are “no different” than children living with married, heterosexual couples. Using a large, nationally representative dataset, Canadian economist Douglas Allen found that young adult children of same-sex couples are 35 percent less likely to graduate from high school as young adult children of heterosexual married couples. 

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College-bound students unprepared for college course work

Education
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/07/13, 02:24 pm

Less than half of students who take the SAT are ready for college, according to a report released last week by the College Board. Of the 1.6 million students in the 2013 graduating class who took the SAT during high school, only 43 percent met the College and Career Readiness Benchmark.

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California school district backs off flagpole prayer ban

Free Speech
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/28/13, 10:15 am

A California school district attempted to stop its teachers from attending the “See You at the Pole” (SYATP) student-led prayer gathering this week, initially claiming the teachers’s attendance would be unconstitutional before reversing its decision the day before the event.

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