New Zealand: School changes course, reinstates Christian studies program

Pro-life high school club claims its rights were violated | WFSB

Canadian Catholic school being pressured to teach all religions are equal | Christian Post

Canadian legal brief backs Catholic school’s religious liberty | EWTN/CNA

Ariz. lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

    Arizona Daily Star: “Unable to kill outright the Common Core program, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out of the national education standards. On a voice vote Wednesday, the Senate approved SB 1395 and SB 1396. While the wording and methodology are different, both essentially allow local school board and charter school operators to decide they do not want to implement the standards.”

  • Posted: 03/12/2014
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Students for Life fights 1st Amendment battle in CT high school | Breitbart

Christians ordered to teach Wiccan, pagan rites | WND

State employees, students could take off religious holidays under Wash. bill

Canadian Supreme Court to decide if govt can force Catholic school to teach contrary to its beliefs

Branford High Students for Life club’s censorship claim draws national attention | New Haven Register

Conn. high school blocks pro-life student group from handing out information | Christian Post

Bill shields Tenn. school religious displays from suits

Hawaii Rep. opposes SPLC “tolerance” training program for teachers

MA: Northborough K-8 School Committee leery of nixing religious holidays

Arizona school district may violate state law to allow Planned Parenthood sex-ed class | LifeNews

Wisconsin: Shorewood adopts transgender student guidelines, protections

Florida may allow expansion of private school vouchers

Seattle: Former vice principal fired for same-sex “marriage” to file lawsuit

Sasha Volokh: North Carolina judge strikes down vouchers

Philly schools accused of religious beard bias

ADF letters rebut Planned Parenthood claims, ask for recusal of school board member

DHS allows German home-schooling family to stay in US

OK House approves bill focused on religious freedom in schools

De Blasio’s attack on charter schools tells us the left’s priorities

Canada: University president to speak on “anti-gay” policy before Nova Scotia bar society

Boston parochial school pulls out of St. Pat’s parade to avoid “condoning homosexual lifestyle”

New Zealand: No change to religious instruction policies

New Zealand: More complaints over Christian education in schools

Supreme Court denies review in home school asylum case

Settlement fixes vague UT-Knoxville speech policy

VA school prayer bill passes, but not by veto-proof vote

Study: Co-location does not harm traditional public schools

Hindus in New Jersey school district want a day off for Diwali

Legal-Courts Can recycled tires really further religion? | OneNewsNow

PA: Students’ right to free expression spelled out in new policy | PennLive

NLJ: The go-to law schools

    National Law Journal: “We’ve ranked the top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2013 law school graduates who took jobs at NLJ 250 firms—the nation’s largest by headcount as identified in The National Law Journal’s annual survey. We’ve also identified the law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner during 2013, and compared how each law school’s cost compares to its large firm hiring record.”

  • Posted: 02/24/2014
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Public university professors don’t have the right to evangelize, judge rules

College faith groups need religious liberty protection | The Gazette

Use and Abuse of Religious Exemptions from School Immunization Requirements | Hastings Law Journal

NC: Judge blocks law allowing use of tax money for tuition at private or religious schools

Washington high school denies censoring pro-life student group

When school’s not in session, church is . . . and that’s a problem apparently | OneNewsNow

Montana: Catholic coach fired for work at Planned Parenthood

Christ-centered colleges join forces against ObamaCare mandate | OneNewsNow

Australia: Religion out at Cranbourne South Primary School

Oklahoma legislature approves Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act

Oshkosh church leaders worry practice change could force students to “choose between God and sports”

Jindal administration weighs in on Sabine Parish religious harassment lawsuit

Winning the war on charter schools

ADF attorney: Who thinks Planned Parenthood will encourage adoption? | OneNewsNow

Georgia bill to allow more student prayer finds committee support

Australia: Primary school principals shut down religious education classes

South Africa: Religious attire banned from Cape Town school

Ireland: Gaelscoil board must pay €750 to pupil over “religious bias”

North Carolina judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

Scalia laments removal of religious ideals from public education

Hawaii church reaches settlement in atheist lawsuit over public school rentals | Christian News Network

Mississippi legislature adopts innovative education-choice program

Bill to slow Colorado’s adoption of Common Core dies in committee

    The Denver Post: “The Senate education committee Thursday night rejected a bill that would slam the brakes on the Colorado Academic Standards, including the Common Core and the testing adopted with it, after six hours of passionate pleas from both sides to do right by students. Senate Bill 136, sponsored by Fort Collins Republican Vicki Marble, would have delayed testing for a year while an independent task force examined both the standards and a cost-analysis of implementation.”

  • Posted: 02/14/2014
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Church to settle suit over Hawaii school rentals | AP

NC high school faces legal challenge for refusing secular club

Idaho rep resurrects religious school tax credit bill

ADF will continue vigorous defense of Hawaii churches

Bill would require reading of Congressional prayers in Alabama schools

CA: Los Al school board OKs graduation at church hall

Tattooed Jesus fights religious discrimination | WORLD

AZ: Push to expand school vouchers for private, parochial schools moves forward in House

Oklahoma House panel passes bill allowing Christmas greetings in schools

Labor Relations Board invites input on jurisdiction over religious colleges

PA: Home schooler’s mom sues for son to play on Christian school’s sports team

New Zealand: School removes religious studies after complaints

Ireland: Catholic pupils to study other religions under radical new plan

Lutheran church takes case over denied DNR grant to federal appeals court | Columbia Daily Tribune

Canada: Have some faith in Christian law school