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Midday Roundup: School’s out for Islamic holidays in NYC

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | School’s out. Students in New York City public schools learned yesterday they will get two extra days off a year in honor of Islamic holidays. The change…

Why was the No Child Left Behind reauthorization abandoned in the House?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | House Republicans scuttled a vote to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal education policy on Friday. Supporters say the delay is temporary and…

In protest of Common Core, parents and kids opting out of state testing

By Emily Scheie
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Education | This spring, many students across the country face new standardized tests designed to align with new education standards such as Common Core. But the length…

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s…

Are today’s students working too hard?

Are today’s students working too hard?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Today’s high school seniors party less and study more than their parents did. Most moms and dads might not think that’s a problem, but their kids do.

No more cursive writing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Education | On Presidents Day I went down to the National Historic Park in Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell because it was free that day. I (re)learned some…

Connecticut commission recommends homeschooling restrictions

By Andrew Branch
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Homeschooling | A Connecticut task force formed after the Newtown shooting is recommending a new policy that would allow the state to keep a close eye on homeschoolers and…

Rules on top of rules for teachers who teach teachers

By Emily Scheie
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Education | A government proposal to further regulate teacher training has drawn accusations of federal overreach, unfairness, and careless spending from conservative…

Mississippi and West Virginia maintain country’s strictest vaccination laws

By Laura Edghill
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Health | Vaccine-wary parents in Mississippi and West Virginia must continue to comply with mandatory immunization rules for their children to be eligible to attend…

Will school choice gain ground under new education proposals?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Both houses of Congress hope soon to pass a bill fixing or replacing the federal education law No Child Left Behind (NCLB). While standardized testing and…

Do struggling schools need the arts?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Tight budgets and the pressure of preparing for high-stakes math and reading tests have caused some schools to cut art, music, theater, and dance programs.

Deeper problems with National Signing Day

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Sportswriter Gregg Easterbrook examines the issues facing big-time college football

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