Blast at Pakistani Religious School Kills at Least 7

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the bombing, which took place while classes were happening at a madrasa in the suburbs of Peshawar, Pakistan.

#khan-imran, #peshawar-pakistan, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #terrorism

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

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Private Schools Hold New Attraction for Rich Parents

Schools offering in-person teaching are seeing a rise in applications — even when tuition is $50,000 a year or more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #high-net-worth-individuals, #national-assn-of-independent-schools, #personal-finances, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional

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Macron Vows Crackdown on ‘Islamist Separatism’ in France

President Emmanuel Macron’s speech addressed a deep-rooted problem in French society: its enduring difficulty to integrate significant parts of its large, nonwhite, Muslim population of immigrants and their descendants.

#france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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This Is the Casual Racism That I Face at My Elite High School

Amazingly, the school did something to fix it.

#black-people, #manhattan-nyc, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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A Growing Number of Catholic Schools Are Shutting Down Forever

About 150 Catholic schools have closed nationwide citing insurmountable financial pressures from the coronavirus pandemic.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #los-angeles-calif, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional

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A Quaker School Promoted Liberal Values. Then Its Teachers Unionized.

Brooklyn Friends, a private school, is trying to dissolve a faculty and staff members’ union.

#downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quakers

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The Freedom and Fulfillment of Home-Schooling

Nine families shared with us why they chose to educate their children outside the traditional school system.

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A Family Looks Back on Their Hybrid Home-School Experience

Seven perspectives on home-schooling in the 80s and 90s.

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Learning Pods During Coronavirus Explained

As many schools remain closed, families are seeking alternatives to the virtual classroom.

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Why Teachers Aren’t Ready to Reopen Schools

The president is demanding schools return to in-person learning. Officials are answering that call. But teachers and their unions say many of those plans are unsafe.

#charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #principals-school, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #school-discipline-students, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Congress’s Ideological Divide Has Stymied Aid for Pandemic-Stricken Schools

Republicans and Democrats agree that schools need billions of dollars to reopen, but policy fights have the parties at loggerheads, with educators growing desperate.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Kenya’s Unusual Solution to the School Problem: Cancel the Year and Start Over

Some students were taking classes online, while others couldn’t. So the government scrapped the school year for all. But the move may just make educational inequality worse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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If Public Schools Are Closed, Should Private Schools Have to Follow?

A dispute in Maryland over whether prestigious private schools can teach in person during the coronavirus pandemic highlights a national divide.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #hogan-lawrence-j, #maryland, #montgomery-county-md, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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$25,000 Pod Schools: How Well-to-Do Children Will Weather the Pandemic

“This is our emergency fund,” said one parent considering a pod school. “And this is our emergency.”

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #hastings-on-hudson-ny, #hudson-lab-school, #portfolio-school-manhattan-ny, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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John Roberts’s Triumphant Supreme Court Term

Among them: Religion got a place at the public table long reserved for secular society.

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In the Same Towns, Private Schools Are Reopening While Public Schools Are Not

Private schools have always had more flexibility, and usually more money, but never has that disparity made a bigger difference than now.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Why Push Public Schools to Open Without Helping Them Open Safely?

Maybe someday Betsy DeVos will explain her thinking.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #home-schooling, #income-inequality, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #native-americans, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roberts-john-g-jr, #souter-david-h, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On Religion, the Supreme Court Protects the Right to Be Different

Recent decisions are about safeguarding pluralism, not taking sides in the culture wars.

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Job Bias Laws Do Not Protect Teachers in Catholic Schools, Supreme Court Rules

The case was the court’s latest consideration of the relationship between the government and religion.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #decisions-and-verdicts, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on State Aid to Religious Schools

The case was the court’s latest on whether the Constitution allows the states to exclude religious groups from government programs.

#constitution-us, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #missouri, #montana, #playgrounds, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #stillwater-christian-school

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Assaulted at 15, a Writer Looks Back and Comes Forward

“I’m done with shame,” says Lacy Crawford, the author of the memoir “Notes on a Silencing.”

#books-and-literature, #crawford-lacy-author, #education-k-12, #notes-on-a-silencing-a-memoir-book, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #st-pauls-school-concord-nh, #writing-and-writers

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Chapin, Brearley and Spence Schools Accused of Racist Culture by Alumni

Prestigious all-girls schools, including Brearley and Chapin, have been rocked by allegations of racism made by generations of black graduates on Instagram.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chapin-school, #dalton-school, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #women-and-girls

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Charter Schools, Some With Billionaire Benefactors, Tap Coronavirus Relief

Charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately run, are securing coronavirus relief meant for businesses even as they also benefit from public school aid.

#california, #charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #education-k-12, #national-alliance-for-public-charter-schools, #network-for-public-education, #nonprofit-organizations, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Constitutional Separation of Church and State Faces Demise

The government is allowing federal pandemic aid to pay for clergy salaries, something that once would have been unthinkable.

#clergy, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #small-business

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Risky Strategy by Many Private Colleges Leaves Them Exposed

Chasing after a shrinking pool of wealthy students by increasing spending, and now vulnerable to closure because of the pandemic.

#bankruptcies, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #edmit-inc, #education-department-us, #la-salle-university-philadelphia, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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DeVos Plans to Force Public Schools Share Aid With Private Ones

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she will force public school superintendents to share coronavirus rescue funds with private schools, some of which are facing ruin.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #council-of-chief-state-school-officers, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Supreme Court Hears Two Important Religion Cases

Two recent cases on religion are about more than the tales they tell.

#becket-fund-for-religious-liberty, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitution-us, #freedom-of-religion, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #nuns, #obama-barack, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church

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DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, using discretion written into the coronavirus stabilization law, is using millions of dollars to pursue long-sought policy goals that Congress has blocked.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vouchers

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Supreme Court Takes On Employment Bias at Religious Schools

The cases are the latest in a series the court has had before it considering the relationship between church and state.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #california, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #freedom-of-religion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us

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The Coronavirus Is Widening the Class Divide in Education

Some private schools provide online luxury learning during the pandemic. As many public schools struggle to adjust, the nation’s educational gaps widen.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional, #spruance-elementary

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Think Twice, Mnuchin Tells Prep Schools Seeking Virus Loans

The treasury secretary ordered elite schools with “significant endowments” to return loans intended to help small businesses pay employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Some are resisting.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #endowments, #mnuchin-steven-t, #pingry-school-basking-ridge-nj, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sidwell-friends-school, #st-andrews-episcopal-school-potomac-md, #trump-donald-j

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Elite Prep Schools, Set Back by Virus, Face a Quandary on Federal Aid

The loans were meant as a payroll lifeline for small businesses. Many of the schools had endowments in the tens of millions. Their administrators grappled with a question: to take or not to take?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #endowments, #pingry-school-basking-ridge-nj, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sidwell-friends-school, #st-andrews-episcopal-school-potomac-md, #wages-and-salaries

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