Maine’s End Run Around the Supreme Court Is an Example for Other States

The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #maine, #maryland, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools

The decision was the latest in a series of rulings forbidding the exclusion of religious institutions from government programs.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #maine, #montana, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #supreme-court-us, #tuition

Parents Aren’t the Only Ones With Rights

We all have a stake in public schools. You wouldn’t know it from the fights in Florida and elsewhere.

#education-k-12, #florida, #home-schooling, #internal-sub-only-nl, #private-and-sectarian-schools

Ted Cruz’s Daughters Attend a Private School That Is ‘Antiracist’

The Texas senator aggressively questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this week for serving on the board of a school “overflowing with critical race theory.”

#critical-race-theory, #cruz-ted, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #supreme-court-us

Caught in a Culture War, Georgetown Day School Holds Fast to Its Mission

After Republicans attacked the school during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, parents, students and alumni said they firmly embraced its values.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #cruz-ted, #georgetown-day-school-washington-dc, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Indonesian Teacher Convicted of Raping Students for Years

In a case that outraged the nation, the founder of a school was convicted of raping 13 students, fathering nine children with them.

#bandung-indonesia, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #teachers-and-school-employees, #women-and-girls

The Kirov Academy, a Leading Ballet School, to Close in May

The school, founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon more than three decades ago, told parents that the closing was related to financial issues.

#dancing, #kirov-academy-of-ballet, #mariinsky-ballet, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional, #unification-church, #universal-ballet

A Jewish Teacher Criticized Israel. She Was Fired.

Jessie Sander had just started a job at a synagogue in Scarsdale. But then a blog post she had written was found.

#american-jewish-committee, #beinart-peter, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #scarsdale-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #synagogues, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #westchester-reform-temple, #zionism

Connecticut High School Hockey Player Dies After Fall on the Rink

Teddy Balkind, a sophomore at St. Luke’s School, died after he fell and his neck was cut by another player’s skate, police and school officials said.

#brunswick-school-greenwich-conn, #connecticut, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #falls, #hockey-ice, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #st-lukes-school, #teddy-balkind

A School Won 92-4 in Basketball. Then the Coach Was Suspended.

Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Hamden, Conn., said that running up the score against Lyman Hall High School did not mesh with its values.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #hamden-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-haven-conn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #wallingford-conn

Do We Have the Supreme Court We Deserve?

It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #breyer-stephen-g, #conservatism-us-politics, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #maine, #mississippi, #oconnor-sandra-day, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate, #souter-david-h, #stevens-john-paul, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-act-1965

Can Randi Weingarten Save Public Schools?

Amid the pandemic, the union leader is stuck between outraged parents and burnt-out teachers.

#charter-schools, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees

Unfulfilled Promise

A start-up football school called Christians of Faith, later known as Bishop Sycamore, recruited players from tough neighborhoods with talk of academic help and a path to glory. But the path only led them back to where they started.

#bronx-nyc, #columbus-ohio, #content-type-personal-profile, #education-k-12, #football, #img-academy, #last-chance-u-tv-program, #private-and-sectarian-schools

Trump Weaponized the Supreme Court

The three justices appointed by Trump are doing exactly what they were sent to the court to do.

#abortion, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-federation-of-state-county-and-municipal-employees, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #colleges-and-universities, #constitution-us, #firearms, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gun-control, #harvard-university, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #maine, #mcconnell-mitch, #mississippi, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-rifle-and-pistol-assn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #rehnquist-william-h, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Seems Wary of Ban on State Aid to Religious Schools

The case, concerning a tuition program in Maine, seemed likely to extend a winning streak at the court for parents seeking public funds for religious education.

#christians-and-christianity, #constitution-us, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #maine, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #rural-areas, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Should States Be Allowed to Spend Public Money on Religious Educations?

The Supreme Court is about to consider that question.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #education, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #maine, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us, #supreme-court-us

New York City Sets Vaccine Mandate for Religious and Private School Workers

The directive, which affects 56,000 employees, may face opposition at yeshivas, because of resistance to coronavirus vaccines among some Orthodox Jews.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #vaccination-and-immunization

To Honor His Indigenous Ancestors, He Became a Champion

Inspired by his great-grandfather’s repeated escapes from an Indigenous boarding school, Ku Stevens, 18, retraced the route. Then he set his sights on winning a Nevada state title.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #native-americans, #nevada, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #running, #stevens-ku, #stewart-indian-school-cultural-center-and-museum

Covid-Related School Chaos Is a Problem for Democrats

Strict Covid measures are creating fertile ground for the privatization movement.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #fairfax-county-va, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #rufo-christopher-f, #virginia

Gay Choir Director and Music Teacher Fired Over Catholic ‘Minister’ Role

Matthew LaBanca is bringing attention to a legal loophole that allows religious institutions to exclude people in same-sex civil marriages from jobs by deeming them ministers.

#catholic-school, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #gay-teacher, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #queens-nyc, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Amid Pandemic Turmoil and Curriculum Fights, a Boom for Christian Schools

With public schools on the defensive, is this a blip or a ‘once-in-100-year moment for the growth of Christian education’?

#christians-and-christianity, #education-k-12, #evangelical-movement, #home-schooling, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia

There’s More Than One Way to Play Dead

The Senate is in a tizzy. Education is in a tizzy. Also, Democratic strategists. 

#admissions-standards, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #charter-schools, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #federal-budget-us, #king-debby-1949-2021, #klein-ezra, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

When Dasani Left Home

What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #auburn-family-residence-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-custody-and-support, #children-and-childhood, #coates-dasani, #content-type-personal-profile, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #homeless-persons, #invisible-child-poverty-survival-and-hope-in-an-american-city-book, #milton-hersey-school, #pennsylvania, #private-and-sectarian-schools

Schools Reopen: Stories From Across Pandemic America

Across the country, students are returning to classes. We connected with hundreds of them to see how they — along with teachers, administrators and parents — are coping.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #principals-school, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

What Will School Really Look Like This Fall?

Six experts on the consequences of missed learning — and what it means for this year.

#2021-education-issue, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #private-and-sectarian-schools

7 True Stories From Virtual School

Teachers, administrators and service providers talk about what remote teaching is really like.

#2021-education-issue, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How Will America Recover From a Broken School Year?

A discussion about the grave consequences of missed learning — and the urgency of keeping kids in the classroom.

#2021-education-issue, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #private-and-sectarian-schools

New York’s Private Schools Tackle White Privilege. It Has Not Been Easy.

In this world — where tuition runs as high as $58,000 — the topic has become flammable. Parents, faculty, students and alumni have all entered the fray.

#brearley-school, #dalton-school, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #grace-church-school-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #trinity-school-manhattan-ny

Is It Safe to Send Kids Back to School With the Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant rages, parents remain confused about how their children can safely return to classrooms in the midst of a pandemic. Here are answers to common questions.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #influenza, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘The Boys in Red Hats’ Review: Cool Story, Bro

This documentary explores the incident on Jan. 18, 2019, when a high school student grinned and stared at a Native American demonstrator at a raucous Lincoln Memorial gathering.

#covington-catholic-high-school-park-hills-ky, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #documentary-films-and-programs, #native-americans, #phillips-nathan-native-american, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #schroder-jonathan-1973, #the-boys-in-red-hats-movie

A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods

After nine years at Dalton, why was Justine Ang Fonte suddenly being pilloried by parents?

#dalton-school, #education-k-12, #manhattan-nyc, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-education

An Unmarried Catholic Schoolteacher Got Pregnant. She Was Fired.

A lawsuit that she filed in New Jersey is testing the First Amendment limits of religious freedom.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #new-jersey, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roman-catholic-church, #st-theresa-school, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #teachers-and-school-employees, #victoria-crisitello

Thacher, a California Prep School, Apologizes for Past Sex Abuse

In a 91-page report, the private coed boarding school in Ojai detailed sexual assaults and harassment against students dating back to the 1980s.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-secondary, #ojai-calif, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #teachers-and-school-employees, #thacher-school-ojai-calif, #women-and-girls

Nun Stole Over $800,000 to Support Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say

Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper has agreed to plead guilty to charges that she embezzled the money while she was the principal at a Catholic school in Torrance, Calif., prosecutors said.

#embezzlement, #frauds-and-swindling, #kreuper-mary-margaret, #money-laundering, #nuns, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roman-catholic-church, #st-james-catholic-school-torrance-calif, #torrance-calif

How Andrew Yang Won Over Orthodox Brooklyn

A slew of influential ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders endorsed Mr. Yang, motivated by one overriding issue: “Yeshivas, yeshivas, yeshivas.”

#borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #orthodox-judaism, #primaries-and-caucuses, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #yang-andrew-1975

High Schools Are Posting Their College Lists. Don’t Be Misled.

The rosters showing where seniors are headed say little about the role that money and value played in their decisions.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #education-secondary, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools

How the Centner Academy Became a Beacon for Anti-Vaxxers

Centner Academy barred teachers newly vaccinated against the coronavirus from being near students. Some parents threatened to withdraw their children. Others clamored to enroll.

#centner-academy-miami-fla, #centner-leila, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #florida, #miami-fla, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

Private Schools Brought in Diversity Consultants. Outrage Ensued.

In the wake of George Floyd, elite institutions have tried to check their privilege. Not everybody is on board.

#brearley-school, #consultants, #dalton-school, #grace-church-school-manhattan-ny, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity

Head of Elite Catholic School Is Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Charges

The Rev. Daniel Lahart, the president of Regis High School, targeted multiple adults, including subordinates, an investigation found.

#lahart-daniel, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #regis-high-school

Many Yeshivas Cheat Students of a Basic Education — and Break the Law

Ultra-Orthodox schools must provide a proper education, but politicians aren’t holding them accountable.

#education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reading-and-writing-skills-education

Women Are Calling Out ‘Rape Culture’ in U.K. Schools

Thousands of anonymous online accounts have shone a spotlight on sexual violence against young women and girls.

#education-k-12, #everyones-invited, #great-britain, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Boarding School During Covid

Screen-fatigued parents have been considering an education option that once seemed possible only for those in rarefied circles.

#education, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘I’ve Lost a Lot of Faith’: Suburban Parents Push Schools to Reopen Faster

Frustration over pandemic reopening plans is growing in New Jersey’s affluent suburbs, where taxes are high and many students are barely in classrooms.

#american-enterprise-institute-for-public-policy-research, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #davidson-college, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-week, #home-schooling, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #parenting, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

Schumer and a Teachers’ Union Boss Secure Billions for Private Schools

The pandemic relief bill includes $2.75 billion for private schools. How it got there is an unlikely political tale, involving Orthodox Jewish lobbying, the Senate majority leader and a teachers’ union president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #murray-patty, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #schumer-charles-e, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

As School Closures Near First Anniversary, a Diverse Parent Movement Demands Action

Frustrated with remote learning, parents in the Philadelphia area are running for office, suing, relocating and retreating to private school.

#bucks-county-pa, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #norristown-pa, #parenting, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants

Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #common-application-the, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-secondary, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sat-college-admission-test

Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

Teacher resistance is a disaster for the most vulnerable.

#baltimore-md, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #national-education-assn, #organized-labor, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional, #washington-dc

Supreme Court Rejects Religious School’s Challenge to Kentucky Virus Order

The governor had ordered all of the state’s K-12 schools, whether public or private, to close temporarily to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #education-k-12, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kentucky, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Betsy DeVos Has Influenced Education Policy’s Future

Betsy DeVos’s assault on public education has provided a chance for major policy renewal.

#charter-schools, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #united-states-politics-and-government

Reopening Whiplash in New York City

Schools will reopen as abruptly as they closed — but only for some.

#baltimore-md, #children-and-childhood, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #football-college, #fuller-sarah-athlete, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees