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This Jan. 17, 2021 photo shows the independent Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon, Vt. Four families, including one whose children attend the school, are suing Vermont over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions, with the towns paying the tuition. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

Jan. 18, 2021 9:35 AM EST

Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions. The Vermont system in which certain towns pay tuition...

Court: Ohio county order violated Christian schools' rights

Dec. 31, 2020 5:51 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday provided the go-ahead for Christian schools in an Ohio county to resume holding in-person classes during the pandemic. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel unanimously granted an injunction to Christian schools in the Toledo area who...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, Rev. Joseph Lowery speaks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr., spoke, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped King found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, March 27, 2020, the family said. He was 98. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Religious leaders worldwide, across faiths who died in 2020

Dec. 31, 2020 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic priest who for decades had been one of the Vatican’s top experts on the Latin language died on Christmas Day at a nursing home in Milwaukee. A United Methodist Church bishop in the West African nation of Sierra Leone died in a traffic accident in August as he was engaged...

Mississippi special-needs vouchers used more in metro areas

Dec. 25, 2020 11:51 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many children using special-needs vouchers in Mississippi the past two years came from metro areas where more private or parochial schools are available than in rural areas. The vouchers — also called education scholarship accounts — give public money to students to seek...

Father, son accused of defrauding Waukesha high school

Dec. 19, 2020 3:13 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two former employees of a Roman Catholic high school in Waukesha have been charged with defrauding the school of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Journal Sentinel reports Kevin Heaney, 67, of Wild Rose, and his son, Bryan Heaney, 40, are accused of setting up companies to charge the...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court denies Kentucky religious school's plea to reopen

Dec. 17, 2020 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19, rejecting a plea from a private religious school. The court said in an unsigned opinion that Beshear's order will...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Dec. 16, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Dec. 15 The Daily Independent on Time magazine naming President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year”: Just how prestigious are Time Person of the Year honors? President-elect Joe Biden and VP-to-be Kamala...

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Rumor forces Maryland school to dig into its racial history

Dec. 12, 2020 9:00 AM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — While it may not have been widely known among students and faculty at the prominent Jesuit boys school on a lush campus in Towson, an apocryphal story about its history survived for decades just under the surface. It goes like this: When Loyola Blakefield High School outgrew its city...

Falls Church removes Mason, Jefferson school names

Dec. 9, 2020 1:03 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH. Va. (AP) — A school board in a northern Virginia city has voted unanimously to change the names of a high school and elementary school named for founding fathers George Mason and Thomas Jefferson. The vote Tuesday by the school board in Falls Church came despite a community survey that showed...

Religious high schools sue to reopen for in-person classes

Dec. 7, 2020 9:57 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nonpublic schools sued Monday after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration extended a coronavirus order that prevents in-person instruction at Michigan high schools, saying it violates the First Amendment right to practice religion. The federal lawsuit, filed in Michigan's Western...