Louise Secker

PGA Pro makes gift to Nashville Christian School golf program

A Tennessee Christian school’s golf team received a huge gift last week from pro golfer Brandt Snedeker. Snedeker gave $30,000, and the Tennessee Golf Foundation…

Fed-up vet starts classical religious school in Maryland to save his daughters from public school curriculum, secular ideas

Ali Ghaffari had reached a breaking point with the curriculum and secular notions being pushed in his daughters’ public school. So the Navy veteran took…

Here’s how Christian schools have celebrated Veterans Day across the United States

Christian schools across the country honored veterans Friday with special events and recognition for military service. At College Heights Christian School in Joplin, Missouri, the…

Former University of Louisville professor fighting for his professional life in federal court after sharing views on gender

A former college professor who alleges he was demoted, harassed and fired after expressing his views on treatment for youths experiencing gender dysphoria had his…

Private school enrollment continues to grow in North Carolina

In North Carolina, private school enrollment continues to grow, even as public schools have begun to regain their footing in some areas of the state.…

Georgia creates Civics Education Commission to improve K-12 civics curriculum

Proclaiming October “Civics Awareness Month” in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the members of the newly created Georgia Commision on Civics Education. The group is…

Christian school leaders continue to report surging enrollments

Enrollment in Christian schools is surging nationwide, a new study shows. Nearly 80% of Christian school leaders report their schools have grown “somewhat” or “significantly”…

Christian ed group joins suit against Biden admin’s Title IX expansion some say threatens fairness in girls’ sports

One of the nation’s largest Christian education associations will be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration’s attempt to expand Title IX…

Florida public school teachers who left for private education happy they did so

Florida teachers who left public education for private report they are happier, freer and more morally aligned in their new roles, according to a recent…

Virginia rally against “racist and divisive ideologies” to include prominent speakers and local stakeholders

Three Loudon County, Virginia parent advocacy groups will host a rally on Tuesday to demand “an end to the racist and divisive ideologies” in public…

Huge leap of faith: Christian schools see record jump in enrollment, with more students on the way

Christian schools saw record leaps in enrollment in 2021, and early numbers for the 2022-23 school year show the trend continuing.    As reported by The Lion…

Not a ‘moment’, but a ‘movement’: Arizona mom finds new calling in race for school board

Amy Carney is an author, accomplished public speaker, wife and more. So why is she adding one more significant role – school board candidate –…

Virginia Republican Women’s Club book drive aims for 1,000 age-appropriate books for Loudoun County schools

The Loudon County, Virginia Republican Women’s Club plans to present more than 1,000 books to their local public school board in September, as part of…

Fire marshal threatens fines if hybrid schools don’t apply for certificates of occupancy they say they don’t need

Advocates of homeschooling and hybrid schooling in Georgia are crying foul and accusing a local official of flouting state laws and “weaponizing” building codes to…

Parents must stand up, says Milwaukee mom in lead up to parents rally in Wisconsin 

As calls for curriculum transparency, school choice and accountability from local school boards has increased, parents nationwide have stepped into new roles they never considered…

Former Secretary of Ed, Betsy DeVos, says Department of Education should be abolished

Betsy DeVos, former US Secretary of Education under President Trump, continued her advocacy for state and local control of schools last weekend, saying she thinks…

DeVos: Solution to wokeism, far-left ideology in schools is clear enough: transparency and freedom

Educational freedom and “total transparency” for parents are the keys to defeating far-left race and gender wokeism in public schools, says former Secretary of Education…

School district drops its threat to sue outspoken mom, as interest grows in her fight vs. inappropriate curricula

A Wisconsin school district has withdrawn its warning of legal action against an outspoken parent, after she obtained legal counsel to defend herself against the…

Wisconsin Lutheran High School fights Milwaukee’s ‘unlawful’ six-figure property tax bill

A Christian high school in Wisconsin is suing the city of Milwaukee after being forced to pay more than $100,000 in property taxes for a building…

North Korean defector: The ‘dictator’s handbook’ is being used to indoctrinate U.S. schoolchildren, and it keeps me up at night

Yeonmi Park warns that today’s teaching of “equity” and white privilege is “a playbook for dictators.”  She knows of what she speaks. Park courageously defected…

Pennsylvania legislators to introduce bill prohibiting teaching gender and sexuality in elementary school

Two Pennsylvania state senators will introduce a bill to restrict teaching on gender identity and sexual orientation in Pennsylvania schools.  The bill is a response…

Missouri attorney general subpoenas seven school districts over invasive student surveys

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt subpoenaed seven school districts over highly controversial, possibly illegal student surveys.   The subpoenas, issued on Wednesday as part of…

Parents protest public school district’s woke agenda: Private schools ‘spend less with better results’

Strict masking policies may have first caught their attention, but now alert parents in one Missouri school district are protesting divisive, even partisan “equity” curriculum,…

Viewpoint diversity, so rare at other universities, is par for the course at Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy

Many college graduates say they were basically forced to regurgitate their professors’ political views in essays and tests. Not at Pepperdine University. “We have a…

Wyoming nonprofit works to provide parents educational choices and strengthen private schools

The state of Wyoming ranks last in the U.S. for school choice, with 95% of students in the state having no alternative to public education. …

Independent Women’s Forum launches Education Freedom Center

The respected Independent Women’s Forum has launched a new “Education Freedom Center” to advance school choice and inform and empower parents about issues related to…

Christian education boom continues around the country

Christian schools across the country are seeing tremendous growth in enrollment, as parents and students seek educational opportunities that combine academic, athletic and social offerings…

Missions Week tradition allows students to spend week serving others

High school students at College Heights Christian School in Joplin, Missouri took a few days away from classes this month to serve others at home…

DeSantis fires back at reporter on education bill that would prevent teaching sexuality to 5-7 year-olds

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida fired back at a reporter questioning Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which passed the Florida Senate with a 22-17…

Eight Ohio churches launch Christian school in Columbus neighborhood

A collaboration of churches, pastors and neighbors has brought a Christian school to Columbus, Ohio’s Hilltop neighborhood. Hilltop, an area that was once home to…

West Virginia ed choice program gets big response on first day of applications

West Virginia opened applications for its educational choice program, the Hope Scholarship, on March 1 and received an overwhelming response. “We had 500 applications started…

Sioux Center Christian finds growth, success with ‘every child’ approach

A Christian school in Iowa is proving that Christian education can meet the needs of all sorts of children, including those with special educational requirements.…

Gov. DeSantis and first lady address kids’ mental health in Florida initiative

Last year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, first lady Casey DeSantis, launched an initiative to help children negatively impacted by the pandemic. The…

Rockford Christian High School student achieves rare perfect exam score

Connor Magnuson, a 10th-grader at Rockford Christian High School in Rockford, Illinois, recently celebrated an achievement only 335 students in the world share – he…

Lutheran schools around the nation celebrate success

More than 1,800 schools across the country celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week in January, marking and celebrating God’s work in Lutheran church-affiliated schools. Lutheran schools…

Lawmakers press education secretary after suicide attempt by elementary student over gender transitioning

Two Republican lawmakers sent a letter to US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in response to reports that a Florida elementary student attempted suicide after conversations…

Christian schools celebrate School Choice Week, promote quality options in education

This week, educators and advocates around the country are celebrating National School Choice Week, the “world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education.” Christian schools are…

Families who chose to homeschool during pandemic are sticking with it

Homeschooling in the United States experienced dramatic growth over the past two years, fueled by parental dissatisfaction with public schools, as has been widely reported.…

Second grade teacher in Virginia sparks movement to get fresh Bibles in schools

How did an elementary teacher plant the seeds of a worldwide movement to introduce new Bibles in school libraries? Hannah Sailsbury was teaching second grade…

Our nation’s educational power structures are showing cracks

The past few years have seen sweeping changes across many landscapes: political, social, and economic. The area of education is experiencing the same level of…

Debate over in-person learning concerns parents, politicians, educators

With the surge of the milder Omicron variant affecting the country this week, many large school districts across the nation remained closed after the holiday…

Lucas Christian Academy fights city to get lights for homecoming

Lucas Christian Academy, located outside Dallas, has a 6-man football team that went undefeated in the regular season. Football games are a source of school…

Bethel Christian Academy wins Maryland discrimination case

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Maryland Christian school that was denied access to a state voucher program based on its biblical…

Religious freedom proponents push back on Build Back Better Act childcare language

In late October President Joe Biden announced the framework for his “Build Back Better” legislation, which would cost taxpayers close to $5 trillion over the…

US Supreme Court hears arguments in case of public funding for Christian education

A Supreme Court case centered around the use of taxpayer funding for private Christian schools is being heard this week. Today the Court will hear…

Biden HHS Department rolls back Trump-era religious liberty protections

In November, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced it was making changes to revoke certain faith-based exemptions for child welfare agencies as…

Chicago area Christian schools see rapid growth

Chicago-area Christian schools are seeing the same record enrollment growth as their counterparts across the country, and experts predict the trend will continue. As public…

Tennessee Governor Calls for Review of State’s “Outdated” Funding Formula

The Tennessee governor and the state’s commissioner of education announced a review of Tennessee’s educational funding formula last month, after years of debate and complaints…

Education Experts Eye Declines In Kindergarten Enrollment: Will Students Return to Public Schools?

COVID disruptions to the 2020-2021 school year caused changes in the US education system that will have long lasting effects. One of those changes –…

Condoleeza Rice and Congressional School Choice Caucus meeting highlights importance of parent-led education in the US

On November 3, the Congressional School Choice Caucus met with former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, for a conversation on education issues facing students and…

Christian Schools face government lawsuits over mandate noncompliance, voters join pushback

Several Christian schools across the country have found themselves facing legal action as they fight back against government mandates that schools and parents find overreaching.…

Greenville Christian School: A football powerhouse despite small budget, larger rivals

Over the last two seasons, Mississippi’s tiny Greenville Christian School has emerged as a football force despite its small budget and limited facilities. Ranked number…

Christian schools see record enrollment growth, outperform public schools during pandemic

The effects of the pandemic, combined with cultural shifts and political pressure on public school curriculum has translated into a boon for Christian schools nationwide. Christian schools have kept their doors open and offer parents curriculum they agree with.

Petra Academy: Sense of Community Fuels Growth

Petra Academy, a classical Christian school in Bozeman, Mont. is experiencing growth that mirrors other Christian schools around the country. Enhancements to athletics and community…

Pennsylvania, Missouri, & Ohio School Boards Associations leave national association, 22 states distance themselves from ‘domestic terrorism’ language applied to parents

(Updated 10/28) Last week, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) voted to cancel its longtime membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA). A week…

Illinois school makes Christian education accessible for low income families

South Side Christian Academy opened its doors in Peoria, Ill. in 2016 with the goal of offering Christian education to families in one of the…