Latest Parochial schools News

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...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 07, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 3, 2022. Editorial: NY Democrats’ special session shut out public The Democratically controlled state Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul came together last week for a special session that resulted in approving significant legislation related to...

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...