Latest Parochial schools News

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Jun. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program. But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money. The 6-3 outcome could fuel a renewed push for...

Ex-teacher in Wichita pleads guilty to sex with student

Jun. 21, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher at a private Christian school in Wichita has pleaded guilty to one count of having sexual relations with a student under 16 and faces prison time when he’s sentenced later this summer. Matthew McFarren, 43, of Wichita, pleaded guilty to the...

Bishop punishes school over Black Lives Matter, Pride flags

Jun. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Diocese of Worcester has told a local middle school that it can no longer identify itself as a Catholic school because it disobeyed the bishop's order to take down its Black Lives Matter and Pride flags. The Boston Globe reports that Worcester Bishop...

Historic chapel, school designated historic landmark

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — For most of the American Reconstruction period following the Civil War, a one-room chapel on Sharpsburg’s East High Street served as church and school for the local African American community. As the center of religious gatherings and education for a group...

Kulasingam, Skenes homer, Air Force stays alive 5-1

Jun. 04, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Kulasingam and Paul Skenes hit home runs in a four-run third inning, Doyle Gehring pitched seven strong innings and the Air Force Academy defeated Dallas Baptist 5-1 on Saturday in an elimination game of the Austin Regional. Kulasingam's leadoff home run in...

Mourners say goodbye to Uvalde teacher and her husband

Jun. 01, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Mourners gathered Wednesday at a Catholic church to say goodbye to Robb Elementary School teacher Irma Garcia — who died in the shooting at the Uvalde, Texas, grade school — and her husband, Joe — who died two days later from a heart attack. Nineteen...

Sex abuse suit filed against Oklahoma City Catholic school

May. 18, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ten current and former students of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City and six parents or guardians are suing the private school, alleging it fostered “a rape culture” for more than 10 years. School officials have known since 2011 that...

Catholic school in Mississippi Delta closing after 70 years

May. 17, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that primarily serves Black and Hispanic families in the Mississippi Delta is closing after more than 70 years, following a sex abuse scandal, declining enrollment and a steep decrease in donations. St. Francis of Assisi School...