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New York City Public Schools to Close for Two Muslim Holidays

NEW YORK – Public schools in New York City will now close for two major Muslim holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday. de Blasio had expressed support for the move in 2013 while running as a mayoral candidate, stating that that schools should close on both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The first celebrates […]

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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill That May Allow Homeschoolers to Play School Sports

RICHMOND, Va. – Lawmakers in Virginia have passed a bill named after football great Tim Tebow that may allow some homeschoolers to play sports with public school teams. HB 1626, also known as the Tim Tebow Act, was introduced by Del. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle County) would provide school districts the freedom to decide whether or not they not […]

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Scottish School Bans Christian Book After Humanist Complaint

(The Christian Institute) – A Scripture Union book designed to help with the move to secondary school has been banned at a Scottish school after humanists complained it could “distress” pupils. Robert Douglas Memorial School in Scone, Perthshire, decided to stop handing out the book to primary school leavers after a complaint from one humanist […]

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Family Removes Crosses from Memorial of Late Teacher Following Atheist Complaint

RAVENSWOOD, W.V. – The family of a late school teacher has removed several crosses from a memorial erected in her honor at a local middle school after a prominent atheist activist organization asserted that their presence was unconstitutional. Joanne Christy worked as a teacher at Ravenswood Middle School for two decades until she died in a car accident […]

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Atheist Activists Seek to Stop Bible Distribution in Oklahoma Schools

A prominent atheist activist organization has sent letters to school districts throughout Oklahoma in an effort to stop Bible distributions in public schools. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent the letter to 26 school districts after it was made aware that Jamison Faught, son of Rep. George Faught (R-Muskogee), had distributed Bibles with […]

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Connecticut Board Recommends Homeschooled Special Needs Children Be Monitored

HARTFORD, Conn. – Homeschooling organizations continue to express opposition to plans by the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission to monitor certain homeschoolers to prevent future acts of violence such as occurred in 2012 during the notorious Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. As previously reported, lawmakers in Connecticut proposed a bill in 2013 that would have mandated mental health assessments […]

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Study Finds Homeschoolers Less Likely to Leave Faith Than Public, Private Schooled Students

The recently-released findings from an in-depth study of nearly 10,000 young adults show that Millennials who were homeschooled are less likely to leave the faith than individuals who attended private or public schools. Late last month, Generations with Vision and the National Home Education Research Institute published the results of their Gen2 Survey. The study explores […]

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‘Uncomfortable’ UK University Students Want Gideon Bibles Removed from Rooms

ABERYSTWYTH, U.K. – Students at the University of Aberystwyth in the U.K. are seeking the removal of Gideon Bibles from their dorm rooms as the presence of the Scriptures allegedly makes them feel “uncomfortable.” According to reports, a poll conducted by the student union revealed that 50 percent of respondents said the Bibles make them […]

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Mississippi Senate Rejects ‘Tim Tebow Act’ Allowing Homeschoolers to Play School Sports

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Senate has voted to reject the “Tim Tebow Act,” a bill that would allow homeschoolers throughout the state to participate in school sports programs. As previously reported, the bill was introduced this year by Sen. Joey Fillingane in an effort to give students who study at home equal access to compete in […]

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Florida School Board Votes to Ban Bibles Over Satanists Seeking to Pass Out Coloring Books

ORLANDO, Fla. – A school board in Florida has voted to ban all religious materials from being distributed in public schools after a New York-based Satanist group As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned in 2013 that the Christian ministry World Changes had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on […]

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