Nathaniel Hillmer

Staff writers for The Lion cover a wide range of issues facing American families and culture, especially related to the education of children and youth.

Public Education
Pandemic policies lead to dropping high school graduation rates, reversing decades-long trend

High school graduation rates for the class of 2021 dropped in 20 out of 26 states examined in a recent education report. The… Read More

January 28, 2022
Public Education
Infectious disease experts advocate for making masks optional in schools

This week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece written by three infectious disease specialists, Shira Daron,… Read More

January 26, 2022
Public Education
Parents left reeling after district reviews, keeps inappropriate content in school library

As Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) decided to remove the sexually explicit book, Gender Queer, from the district’s school library shelves, the neighboring school district in Fairfax County… Read More

January 18, 2022
Hawley introduces Parents’ Bill of Rights to protect parental involvement in schools

This week, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced The Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, which if passed, will codify parental rights into federal law. Read More

November 17, 2021
Christian Schools
Christian school principal skydives to celebrate raising $73,000, offers advice to others raising funds

Pine Harbor Christian Academy in Hastings, Minn. recently celebrated a successful fundraiser in a unique way: Principal Scott Urban jumped out of an airplane.  The school’s… Read More

November 12, 2021