Faith Perkins

Faith Perkins is a staff writer for The Lion. She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelors in convergent journalism.

Public Education
Maryland school district backtracks principal’s promotion after outrage over past allegations against him

A tenured Maryland educator was promoted in June despite numerous allegations of sexual harassment, threats, retaliation and workplace bullying. After an outcry from parents and others, the employee has been… Read More

August 22, 2023
Culture
Male powerlifter sets world record by competing in the women’s category, leading international federation to change policies

A biological male set a national record in Canada and an unofficial world record for powerlifting in the women’s category, eventually leading to an international policy change.  Trans woman Anne… Read More

August 22, 2023
Public Education
Special education director for Denver Public Schools placed on leave for undisclosed reasons, faced past allegations under different name

The special education director of Denver Public Schools was placed on administrative leave Wednesday, nine years after being accused of sexual harassment as a principal using a different first name. Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
Illinois public school teacher arrested and charged with grooming a student

An Illinois high school teacher was arrested by the Rockford Police Department on grooming charges Friday. Marshall Pratt, 61, was investigated by the department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit after he was… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
‘Expected to follow the law’: Virginia governor calls out school district for vowing not to change its transgender policies

Virginia’s largest school district said Tuesday it doesn’t legally need to change its gender policies, including its practice of hiding information from parents. The governor disagrees. In a… Read More

August 18, 2023