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Vermont settles religious schools tuition lawsuits

Dec. 01, 2022 17:04 PM EST

The Vermont Agency of Education and several school districts will pay tuition costs and legal fees to five families to settle lawsuits challenging the state’s practice of not paying for students to attend religious schools if their towns do not have a public school. In court...

UAB to hire ex-NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as head coach

Nov. 30, 2022 18:53 PM EST

UAB has hired former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer as its next head coach on the eve of his high school team’s state championship game. The 50-year-old Dilfer won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 during a 14-year NFL career. He’s making a big leap to the college...

Catholic school students bake cookies to give prisoners hope

Nov. 20, 2022 01:11 AM EST

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Something as simple as giving a prisoner an oatmeal raisin cookie with sprinkles is one way an Aiken school is showing God’s love and mercy to those looking for hope. As a way to teach children the importance of giving back, students at St. Mary Help of...

Private school vouchers open faith options for kids of color

Nov. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On break in the hallway between St. Marcus Lutheran Church and its attached school, eighth grader Annii Kinepoway had no hesitation in explaining what she’s learned to love best here — the good Lord and good grades. “I like knowing there’s somebody you can...

3 hurt in shooting outside Ohio high school football stadium

Oct. 08, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio said three people were wounded in a shooting outside a high school football game that sent people on the field and spectators in the stands running for cover. Police said the shots were fired behind the Whitmer High School stadium in Toledo at...

Retired priest in Virginia acquitted on sex abuse charge

Oct. 07, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a retired Catholic priest from northern Virginia who was accused of sexually assaulting a child more than 20 years ago. A Fairfax County jury found Terry Specht not guilty Wednesday. He had been accused of sexual abuse of a minor under age...

Rules sought for 'gooning,' taking troubled kids to care

Sep. 27, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Within what's known as the secure transport industry, it's called “gooning.” Brawny men show up under the cover of darkness and force a teenager into a vehicle, taking them against their will to a boarding school, foster home or treatment center. The process is...

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...