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KY Christian School Sued Over Rainbow Cake Expulsion

Louisville’s NBC News affiliate reports: A lawsuit has been filed after a Kentucky high school student was expelled from her Christian school after images appeared on social media showing her celebrating her 15th birthday while smiling next to a rainbow cake. The suit, filed Thursday, contends that Whitefield Academy expelled the teen due to her perceived sexuality. School administrators said …

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USDA Guts Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken another whack at former first lady Michelle Obama’s signature achievement: Establishing stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches.  On Friday, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps announced new proposed rules for the Food and Nutrition Service that would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits …

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Trump To Unveil New “Guidance” On School Prayers

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday is expected to announce new guidelines in regard to prayer in schools. It’s not clear what that might be, but it is seen as a sign of the president trying to solidify support from evangelicals. The Washington Post reports that the president’s official schedule for Thursday includes “THE PRESIDENT announces guidance on …

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Black College Yanks Trump Tribute Set For MLK Day

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Virginia Union University has revoked permission for a group that planned to honor President Donald Trump at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony. A flyer distributed Tuesday listed Trump, along with son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, as honorees at Urban Revitalization Coalition’s planned Jan. 20 event at the Richmond university. (There was no indication that …

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KY Christian School Expels Girl Over Rainbow Cake

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A Christian school in Louisville expelled a student last week after her family said school officials discovered the girl had celebrated her birthday with a rainbow-themed cake. Kimberly Alford told The Courier Journal that until Jan. 6, her 15-year-old daughter had been a freshman at Whitefield Academy, a private school at 7711 Fegenbush Lane that serves …

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Michelle Obama To Launch Instagram Video Series

Axios reports: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is partnering with the digital media company ATTN: to launch a video series on IGTV, Instagram’s video platform. “A Year of Firsts” shows inspiring stories about students navigating their first year through college. Why it matters: The Obamas have maintained a strong media presence through civic media projects on newer tech platforms. The …

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Seattle To Unvax’d Kids: Don’t Come Back To School

CBS News reports: Thousands of students in Seattle have 10 days to get vaccinated or they will not be allowed to go to school. This comes after Washington state had two measles outbreaks this year, one forcing a state of emergency. The Seattle Public Schools district issued a notice to families saying their kids could not attend school “until the …

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Online College Settles False Ad Charges For $191M

CNBC reports: The University of Phoenix, which is owned by Apollo Education Group, has agreed to pay $191 million to settle charges that it falsely advertised close ties with major U.S. companies that could lead to jobs for students, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. The University of Phoenix will pay $50 million to the FTC to return to …

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Cheerleader Punished For Kneeling Gets $145,000

The Marietta Daily News reports: A former Kennesaw State University cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem at a KSU football game has been paid $145,000 in a subsequent out-of-court settlement, documents show. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean filed a lawsuit in 2018 after receiving backlash to her public protest with four other cheerleaders during the national anthem …

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DeVos Forced 46K Students To Repay Scam Loans

Law & Crime reports: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her Department of Education (DOE) violated a court order which prohibited the agency from collecting student loan payments from defrauded borrowers–and then she drastically under-counted the number of former students who were impacted by that initial illegal decision. In a 14-page compliance report filed with the U.S. District Court …

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Mayor Pete Reaches Out To Critic On 2011 Comments

“I reached out to the author, and while I obviously, I think that some of the characterization of me personally is unfair, I do understand the concern. What I said in that comment before I became mayor does not reflect the totality of my understanding then, and certainly now, about the obstacles that students of color face in our system …

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Arizona GOP Bill: Mandatory Pledge For All Students

The Arizona Daily Star reports: The vice chairman of the House Education Committee wants schools to teach students less about dating abuse — but tighten up laws that require them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, is proposing to repeal a state law that now allows — but does not require — schools to provide …

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Alabama Company Refuses To Print College Magazine’s “Diversity” Issue Because Of Their “Christian Values”

The Montgomery News reports: A Mobile printing company has refused to print an University of South Alabama magazine on religious grounds. Interstate Printing told the Editor-in-Chief of Due South Magazine Wednesday that the content of the magazine, which is about diversity and inclusion, did not align with the company’s religious values. “They emailed me back and said they would be …

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Ohio GOP Passes New Law: Students Get Credit For Wrong Answers If Their Reasoning Is Based On Jesus

Cincinnati’s CBS affiliate reports: Ohio lawmakers are weighing in on how public schools can teach things like evolution. The Ohio House on Wednesday passed the “Student Religious Liberties Act.” Under the law, students can’t be penalized if their work is scientifically wrong as long as the reasoning is because of their religious beliefs. Instead, students are graded on substance and …

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Sesame Street Celebrates 50 Years Of Diversity

Axios reports: “Sesame Street” officially turns 50 this weekend. That’s 50 years of Bert and Ernie, 50 years of Oscar and Big Bird, and 50 years of expanding minds, stretching boundaries, and occasionally stirring up controversy. Why it matters: As was the original intent, “Sesame Street” has played a huge role in teaching generations of kids not only how to …

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Fox News Guest Complains Schools Are Giving Children Free Lunch, Free Healthcare, Free Emotional Support

“Let’s just take the free lunch program that we have in our schools. It started out being pushed by the unions and their friends for poor children. Well, 28 years ago, I had two students in my class on free lunch. Today almost every single child is on free breakfast and free lunch. “So what the unions are trying to …

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Mayor Pete Unveils Free Public College Proposal

The Washington Post reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled a plan Friday to make tuition at four-year public colleges free for families earning up to $100,000. The move is part of a package of new economic policies aimed at boosting the fortunes of middle- and working-class Americans and positioning Buttigieg as a clear alternative to more liberal candidates. While …

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Betsy DeVos Held In Contempt Over Student Loans

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge on Thursday held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt for violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco slapped the Education Department with a $100,000 fine for violating a preliminary injunction. Money from the fine will …

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Trump Admin Gave Millions In Grants To Students At Unaccredited For-Profit Pentecostal-Run “Art Colleges”

The Washington Post reports: A trove of documents released Tuesday by the House Education and Labor Committee shows the Education Department provided $10.7 million in federal loans and grants to students at the Illinois Institute of Art and the Art Institute of Colorado even though officials knew the for-profit colleges were not accredited and ineligible to receive such aid. The …

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CHICAGO: 22,000 Public School Teachers Go On Strike

The Chicago Tribune reports: The Chicago Teachers Union is on strike and teachers have joined picket lines at schools across the city this morning after the union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday rejected Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Board of Education’s latest proposals. The CTU said it plans to resume contract negotiations with city officials at 9:30 a.m. at …

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