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Not always a slam dunk

Education | Christian schools face uphill battles to field competitive sports teams
by Bob Brown
Posted 1/22/20, 07:11 pm

The seventh and eighth grade boys basketball team at Queensway Christian College in Toronto was “flat out terrible,” one former player recalled to The Toronto Star. Then he showed up, and the team began winning by 40 to 50 points.

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Big Brother goes to school

Education | Facial recognition technology could improve security but comes with disturbing unknowns
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/15/20, 04:51 pm

Some students in upstate New York returned from the holidays to schools equipped with controversial facial recognition software that district officials claim will enhance security. Parents and privacy advocates worry about the myriad potential abuses.

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Missing school

Education | Tackling chronic absenteeism will require schools and faith groups to step up
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/08/20, 04:10 pm

More than 76 million students across the nation returned to school this week following the holidays, and 8 million of them who qualify as chronically absent have already missed at least eight days of school this school year. That translates to more than 50 hours of lost instructional time each student likely won’t recover.

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