Education
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Covington Catholic in the clear

Education | Independent report exonerates students accused of racism
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/20/19, 03:35 pm

An independent report released last week appears to clear Covington Catholic High School students of any wrongdoing in a widely publicized confrontation with a Native American protester after last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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Talk trouble

Free Speech | A Florida case highlights the ongoing question of ‘professional speech’ for Christians
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/19, 04:09 pm

A federal judge on Thursday ruled against two Florida counselors who want the freedom to help minors change unwanted sexual attractions, behaviors, or identities. The court decision ignored multiple precedents, including a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that professionals have a right to free speech on the job.

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West Virginia teachers strike in protest of school choice

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/19, 10:34 am

West Virginia teachers launched their second strike in a year on Tuesday to protest legislation that, among other things, would create the state’s first charter schools. The unions view the legislation as lacking their input and see it as retaliation for last year’s nine-day strike. After that strike, the state agreed to give teachers a 5 percent raise, and Republican Gov.

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