Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/21/15, 02:33 pm

Schools nationwide are serving more breakfasts than ever, and many have adopted policies offering all students the meal, regardless of their income level or interest.

Advocates contend that by serving everyone, students who qualify for free and reduced meals quietly enjoy their meals in anonymity alongside their peers. Critics argue the programs waste taxpayer dollars and food, and take up valuable instructional time.

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Controversial California sex-ed class spurs parental rights law

Sex Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/15/15, 03:58 pm

A controversial sex-education program at a California high school has provoked state lawmakers into proposing legislation that would increase parental rights over the content their students are exposed to.

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What went wrong with Rolling Stone's campus rape story

Media
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/07/15, 03:25 pm

Rolling Stone magazine has officially retracted its November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia (UVA) fraternity party. The admission comes after a months-long independent review by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Rolling Stone requested the outside review in response to criticism of the veracity of the article.

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