Latest Parochial schools News

Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement

Sep. 22, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement. Cheverus High School, a...

St. Mary Catholic Church to get historic markers

Sep. 18, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — For 116 years, St. Mary Catholic Church has been a source of spiritual guidance and education for African American Catholics in Vicksburg and Warren County. Its importance to the community will be remembered on Oct. 16 with a ceremony dedicating two...

New York poised to strengthen oversight of nonpublic schools

Sep. 12, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

New York is poised to strengthen its oversight of private and religious schools following years of complaints that thousands of children are graduating from ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools lacking basic academic skills, including the ability to read English. A Board of Regents...

Indiana court sides with Catholic diocese in teacher firing

Aug. 31, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that religious freedom rights protect the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis from being sued by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school for being in a same-sex marriage. Joshua...

Indictment: Boy forcibly taken to Missouri boarding school

Aug. 31, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

The mother of a California teenager conspired with a former Missouri boarding school dean on a plan that resulted in the boy being forced into a car, handcuffed for more than 24 hours and driven to a Missouri school for troubled youths, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The...

Religious schools shun state funding despite Maine victory

Aug. 30, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Parents of children enrolled in Maine religious schools fought for years — all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — for the state to treat tuition reimbursements the same as other private schools. But only one of the religious high schools that stood to...

Ex-Vegas teacher, pastor gets prison time in child sex case

Aug. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas elementary school teacher and church pastor has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison and lifetime supervision as a sex offender after pleading guilty to a child sex crime. Reynaldo Cruz Crespin, 59, apologized Monday before a Clark County...

Hays board asked to remove satanism reference in dress code

Jul. 25, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Hays school officials are reconsidering the district's dress code for elementary and middle school students after a parent asked that a ban on clothing that references satanism be removed. Mary Turner, who has three children in the district, told the Board of...

Vatican says they're gifts; Indigenous groups want them back

Jul. 21, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are home to some of the most magnificent artworks in the world, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to ancient Egyptian antiquities and a pavilion full of papal chariots. But one of the museum’s least-visited collections is becoming its most contested...

Lawsuit: Miss. school district didn't stop student bullying

Jul. 18, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that a Mississippi high school soccer player with a rare skin disease was bullied and physically assaulted for months, with school officials failing to respond. The parents of the 15-year-old boy have sued the Pass Christian school...