Training Americans to work

Education | Trump touts a technical education funding bill amid push for apprenticeships and vocational courses
by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/08/18, 03:01 pm

David Thompson ran track in high school, and that athletic talent might have paved a path to college. But an injury his senior year created what he described as “a new opportunity.” Four years after his graduation in 2014, Thompson returned last week to his alma mater, Tampa Bay Tech in Tampa Fla., to describe what happened after that injury forced him to “fall back” on vocational training.

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Capitalizing on classical education

Education | Growth in the classical model has created the need for a new set of educational support structures—including standardized tests
by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/01/18, 05:50 pm

The Association of Classical Christian Schools has seen a 20 percent increase over four years in the number of campuses using a classical curriculum. During the last 10 years, the number of students attending ACCS member schools has grown 30 percent. Homeschoolers have also flocked to the classical movement, as have university-model Christian schools. And big charter networks, like Arizona-based Great Hearts, are even bringing classical education to the secular public school environment.

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Transgender rights trump privacy rights in public schools

Religious Liberty | Two federal courts uphold school policies allowing transgender students to use the facilities of their choice
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/31/18, 03:16 pm

Oregon public school students heading back to class this fall should be prepared to share restrooms, locker rooms, and showers with students of the opposite sex, courtesy of a federal court ruling handed down last week. And students in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey could face a similar situation given a newly revised ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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