Lion Staff Report

This week in Christian education (Sept. 12–16) 

Christians schools and homeschools continuing to boom – New stories of the exodus of families from public schools to Christian schools and homeschools show that…

NCAA champion female swimmer: ‘It’s time to take back Title IX and stand up and protect our girls and women’

All-American NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines warns Americans that girls’ and women’s sports must be protected from Biden’s attempts to expand Title IX.   In an…

Indiana AG appeals injunction allowing biological boy to play girls softball

A “common sense” law in Indiana requiring girls sports teams to be made up of only biological girls has been successfully challenged, but the state’s…

Mother: CRT is in my daughters’ Washington school where ‘divisive ideology has taken root’

A Washington state mother says Critical Race Theory and similar woke topics have replaced traditional curricula in her daughters’ middle and high school classes while…

Harassed and ostracized Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter has its religious liberty rights restored by court

In another landmark ruling for religious liberty, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes high school chapter whose status was revoked by the school and whose members…

Man charged with kidnapping and murder in Christian school teacher Eliza Fletcher’s death received early prison release during pandemic

The search for a kidnapped schoolteacher in Memphis is over after her body was found Monday evening, Memphis police officials announced Tuesday.  Cleotha Abston, 38,…

Against the grain, this California school district’s resolution protects student free speech, traditional gender-specific language

The National Education Association might be considering doing away with such terms as “mother” and “father,” but this California school district is having none of that. …

52 books pulled and 32 more under review at Utah’s largest school district

After parents’ complaints about inappropriate sexual content, a school district in Utah has removed 52 books from the school library and will conduct an internal…

Public school districts accused of using intimidation to conceal controversial curricula

Parents in Arizona have reportedly been harassed after their names were made public following requests for information on curriculum.  According to a report by Fox…

Judge overturns public school board’s ban of Maine father it ‘disagreed’ with

A father in Maine who’d been barred from events at his daughters’ school for speaking against sexually explicit reading material has won the right to…

San Diego County liberals use public school to push pro-abortion agenda with resolution

Should a public school district declare itself “a champion and defender” of “reproductive freedom” and affirm the “fundamental right” to abortion? That’s exactly what the…

Whistleblower: School parents really were targeted as terrorists by FBI after Biden directive

Are concerned parents really being treated as “domestic terrorists”? It seems unimaginable, but apparently some are. Moms and dads of schoolchildren, in nearly every region…

Georgia High School Association votes unanimously to require athletes to compete according to birth sex

The Georgia High School Association voted unanimously on Wednesday that students who compete in high school sports must do so according to the sex recorded…

Church given go-ahead on Christian school after public school committee accused of religious discrimination

A Hispanic church’s application to start a Christian school in a Boston suburb was finally approved on Monday after a local public school board subcommittee…

Teacher Appreciation Week: Free $650 resource bundle for Christian teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to encourage the Christian teachers in your life that they are doing work that matters.  This week only,…

Head of teachers’ union accuses Republicans of ‘brutalizing’ public school proponents and ‘terrorizing gay families’

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made a number of accusations about Republicans over the weekend in a segment about education issues on MSNBC.…

Utah governor promises to veto school choice bill despite public support

Despite growing calls for school choice across the nation, the Republican governor of Utah has promised to veto a school voucher bill, notably after a…

Parents left unaware of stunning illiteracy in a Baltimore public high school

A stunning 77% of students at a Baltimore public high school are reading at the elementary school level – many at the kindergarten level, according…

Teachers union for Christians provides support and strong alternative to NEA & AFT

Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) is an alternative to the mainstream, politically-biased teachers unions in the United States. A majority of public school teachers are…

Ohio Christian school reveals master plan for massive expansion, new programs, and partnerships

Mansfield Christian School (MCS) recently celebrated 60 years of Christian education with more plans for future growth announced. On October 25th, the institution held a…

Catholic Schools in New York See Increase in Enrollment amid Public School Declines

Catholic schools in the Capital Region of New York near Albany are reporting significant growth in enrollment with a 4% increase from the previous year.…

Florida Mother Receives Standing Ovation after Calling for ‘Mass Exodus’ from Public Schools over Indoctrination

Quisha King, a Florida mother of two, received a standing ovation when she called for a ‘mass exodus’ from public schools over CRT and concerns…

Innovative St. Louis Catholic School Teacher Honored for Excellence in STEM

An engineer turned middle school teacher at a Catholic school in St. Louis, MO has been nationally recognized with the PLTW Outstanding Teacher award. The…

Faith and Football: NFL Head Coach Frank Reich’s Christian Education Journey Fosters Success on the Field

NFL head coach Frank Reich is no stranger to comebacks. He holds the records for the largest comeback in NCAA History and in NFL history,…

Redlands Christian Schools Celebrate Growth, a Century of Christian Education

At the end of September, Redlands Christian Schools (RCS) celebrated a century of Christian education in Southern California with a weekend event. Just over 100…

Teacher’s Pro-Police Flag Deemed ‘Disruption’ and ‘Too Political’ While Other Teachers Allowed to Display Pro-LBGT and BLM Materials

A pro-police “Thin Blue Line Flag” was deemed “a disruption in the classroom” and “too political” by a school in Washington State. The school forced…

Global Week of Student Prayer: Stories from around the Nation

Last week, students from all around the nation took part in what is known as the Global Week of Student Prayer. The most recognizable event…

France Cracks Down on Homeschooling with New Laws

France passed two new laws over the summer to combat extremism—laws which include severe restrictions on homeschooling. One law states that homeschooling will “only be…

Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Teacher’s Right to Express Opposition to Gender Policy

On May 25th, Byron Tanner Cross, a physical education teacher at Leesburg Elementary School, exercised his First Amendment right to free speech and created a…