Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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U.S.-Taliban peace deal hits snag

by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/02/20, 10:46 am

Celebrations over the peace deal the United States and the Taliban signed on Saturday did not last long. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday he would not free 5,000 Taliban prisoners, a key component of the agreement, before power-sharing talks between the rival factions begin on March 10.

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The year of school safety, or lack thereof

Education | Several horrific shootings and efforts to improve campus safety dominated headlines in 2018
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/26/18, 12:16 pm

Almost everything in education news this year paled in comparison to the two mass-casualty shootings that claimed 27 lives. School safety dominated headlines from February until the November midterms. But with little agreement on school safety solutions, the news cycle ground on to other things. Here are this year’s top five stories in education.

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‘Lament and conviction’

Education | The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary releases a report on its historic ties to slavery and racism
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/19/18, 02:58 pm

Gregory Wills, a professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has spent years chronicling American religious history in general—and Southern Baptist history in particular. Last year, seminary President Albert Mohler, a WORLD News Group board member, asked Wills to head a research team investigating the school’s historic ties to slavery and racism.

Based on his previous research, Wills had an idea of what he would find.

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