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Public school prayer warriors

Public Schools | School employees from teachers to janitors are asking God for mercy on their colleagues and the students they serve
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/19/16, 11:45 am

Looking back at the first 12 years of her teaching career at a public elementary school in Norwalk, Calif., April Reutter mainly remembers one overwhelming feeling: exhaustion.

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Teaching teachers to be modern-day Daniels

Public Schools | Public school educators are learning to be bold about sharing their faith on campus
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/18/16, 08:35 am

Mike Hicks realized just how isolated Christian teachers in public schools were when he bumped into a colleague at a beach parking lot and couldn’t remember where he’d met him. Hicks, a high school biology teacher at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif., and the other man, an English teacher at the same school, at first stared awkwardly at each other, trying to figure out where their path had crossed. When they finally realized they taught at the same school, both men chuckled with embarrassment.

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Texas school district votes to arm teachers

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by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/23/15, 11:10 am

A small Texas school district voted last week to arm teachers to help prevent a mass shooting attack. The Keene Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to approve a “school marshal” policy allowing the district to provide select staff members with weapons and permission to carry them on school property. The district will carefully vet potential marshals and keep the number of armed staff, as well as their names, confidential for security reasons.

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