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Protecting innocence

Family | Families push back against so-called “comprehensive” sex-ed in schools
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/29/20, 05:01 pm

When Sandi Padilla distributed leaflets in Downey, Calif., neighborhoods and held signs outside local public schools to oppose her school district’s new sex education curriculum, she was thinking of her 4-year-old twin granddaughters. She said she is “fighting” for the girls who will start school in August.

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Education Department condemns boys competing as girls

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/29/20, 12:13 pm

A policy in Connecticut allowing males who identify as females compete in girls high school sports violates the civil rights of girl athletes, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The current rules “denied female student-athletes athletic benefits and opportunities,” the department’s Office of Civil Rights noted in a 45-page letter dated May 15.

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Getting back to school

Education | Large facilities will require significant changes, but it will be business as usual for most small schools
by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/27/20, 05:38 pm

Sunshine Bible Academy and Dakota Christian School are calmly planning a “pretty normal” start to the school year in August.

“Honestly, especially since we’re in such a rural area, I don’t know that we will be terribly affected,” Dakota Christian School CEO Jeremy Boer said. The private Christian school in Corsica, S.D., switched to distance learning in the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. It plans to resume on-site classes in August.

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