Public Schools
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States debate classroom challenges to evolution

Science | Texas, South Dakota want to give teachers freedom to present all the scientific evidence
by Julie Borg
Posted 2/09/17, 05:31 pm

Two states, Texas and South Dakota, are embroiled in controversies over teaching science in the public school system.

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Sophia Lee

Bible lessons at the lunch bell

Religion | A little-known public school program allows Christians to teach to the Book
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/30/17, 10:18 am

IT’S A MAGICAL TIME at Lincoln Elementary School when the school bell rings for lunch. The moment the clock strikes noon, the whole campus shakes alive with noises and activities. Hallways choke with kids rushing to get in line at the cafeteria. Outdoors, little bodies run, tripping and spilling milk. And every Thursday at lunchtime, about 40 students walk past the games to sit in three stuffy vehicles and listen to church volunteers talk about Jesus—and it’s all wholly legal.

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The start of something big?

Education | Trump and DeVos could finally set poor children free from underperforming public schools
by Cal Thomas
Posted 1/19/17, 03:23 pm

The White House press corps has its knickers in a twist over suggestions by the incoming administration that reporters might have to vacate their cramped quarters in the West Wing for a larger venue on White House grounds. That the current quarters have become too crowded to accommodate the growing number of reporters covering the White House matters little to those who have occupied that territory for many years. The New York Times and Washington Post have contributed to the overcrowding by assigning six reporters each—a record—to cover the Trump administration.

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