The Supreme Court has ruled that religious schools can't be excluded from a Maine program that offers tuition aid for private education. It's a decision that could ease religious organizations' access to taxpayer money. (June 21)
A Pennsylvania special-ed teacher was dismissed from her job after she taped 'I have nothing nice to say' message to student's nose
Local news reported that the teacher, identified as Audra Ritter, placed the tape on the student's nose in May.
Florida offers new training for teachers that says it was a 'misconception' that 'the Founders desired strict separation of church and state': report
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the new civic education program was pushing back on the "woke indoctrination" of children.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
TCU officials, and the remaining Texas Big 12 schools are nervously preparing for their futures.
Distraught medical students who fled Ukraine are told their distance-learning degrees are not valid.
- The Advocate
It's not just Florida — Alabama, Tennessee, South Dakota, Utah, and Indiana have anti-LGBTQ+ laws coming into force now.
- The Tennessean
Freeman built a tech company he sold for more than $20 million — and then he worked hard to help other Black people do the same.
Israeli billionaire heiress covertly paid celebrities thousands to promote 'family purity' and advocate against having sex on period, report says
Ruthy Leviev-Yelizarov covertly paid celebrities thousands to advocate against married women having sex on their periods, per The Jerusalem Post.
- The 74
This week the U.S. Interior Department released a 100-page report on the lasting consequences of the federal Indian boarding school system. You might recall last June Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, announced the federal agency would investigate the extent of the loss of human life and legacy of the federal Indian […]
- The 74
Pandemic learning loss and subpar standards have led to a significant decline in outcomes for Virginia’s K-12 students, Gov. Glenn Youngkin and his education appointees argued Thursday as they presented a new data analysis of school performance. Pointing to what the 34-page Virginia Department of Education report described as an “honesty gap” between what state […]
- Springfield News-Leader
Neither a Texas Baptist church nor a West Plains church will partner with Kanakuk Kamps any longer.
- The Abilene Reporter-News
As a rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers, I objected to the pre-game prayers. How I prayed was my decision and mine alone.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
The Supreme Court violated students' rights when the sided with a coach who was kneeling to pray with his team during games.
- The Holland Sentinel
Many women are doing to die, thanks to the Supreme Court, and many unwanted children will be brought into this world.
- Cape Cod Times
Lawrence Brown, a man of faith, develops an argument for Roe v. Wade. This is where, Jefferson warned us long ago, our troubles begin.
- The Week
Pope cancels visit to Congo and South Sudan, citing health issues
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Ukrainian law enforcement officers neutralized a Russian espionage ring in Kyiv, which was engaged in gathering intelligence related to the positions of the Armed Forces and Territorial Defense, reported Ukraine’s SBU Security Service via social media on July 2.
- Associated Press
Pope Francis greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome, borrowing words from their native languages Sunday to wish them peace and joy during an especially vibrant ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis, 85, was supposed to make a July 2-7 pilgrimage to Congo and South Sudan. Instead, some 2,000 Congolese or descendants of people from Congo joined the pope in Mass at the Vatican.
Police free 77 people from confinement in a church in south-western Nigeria.
- Associated Press
Nate Looney is a Black man who grew up in Los Angeles, a descendant of enslaved people from generations ago. Once, he walked into a synagogue dressed for Shabbat services in slacks and a buttoned-down shirt and was told to go to the kitchen. “The last thing you want to happen when you go to a synagogue to attend a service,” Looney said, “is to be treated like you don't belong.”
- The New York Times
Hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, a man with a wiry, squared-off beard and a metal cross around his neck celebrated with his team at a Brazilian steakhouse. He pulled out his phone to livestream to his followers. “We have delivered a huge blow to the enemy and to this industry,” the man, Jeff Durbin, said. But, he explained, “our work has just really begun.” “Even the states that have trigger laws,” which ban abortion at conception without exceptions for rape or inc