Alliance Defending Freedom

Court upholds German homeschooling ban

Education | A Christian family might appeal the ruling
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/16/19, 05:04 pm

A homeschooling family in Germany plans to appeal for an extraordinary judgment from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after suffering a significant setback last week. A seven-judge panel of the ECHR ruled Thursday that a German law against homeschooling did not violate the fundamental rights of the Wunderlich family.

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The year of school safety, or lack thereof

Education | Several horrific shootings and efforts to improve campus safety dominated headlines in 2018
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/26/18, 12:16 pm

Almost everything in education news this year paled in comparison to the two mass-casualty shootings that claimed 27 lives. School safety dominated headlines from February until the November midterms. But with little agreement on school safety solutions, the news cycle ground on to other things. Here are this year’s top five stories in education.

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Getting serious about saving for college

Education | Funds in 529 education plans reach all-time high
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/17/18, 04:16 pm

Americans are funneling money into 529 college savings accounts at record rates.

Total investments in the funds grew to $328.9 billion as of June 30, according to the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN). Perhaps bolstered by the stock market’s seemingly endless climb during the first half of the year, assets grew by $9.8 billion in just six months. The average account now tops $24,000, more than double the average from 10 years ago.

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