Christian Education

Christian Education, Courts July 1st, 2022

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 it says should be exempt, due to its religious and educational purposes.  Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS), the largest Lutheran high school in the United States, has been seeking an exemption…
Christian Education June 24th, 2022

This week in Christian education: June 20-24

Franklin Christian Academy completes school expansion for Fall 2022 – Franklin Christian Academy in Franklin, Tennessee successfully completed a 33,000-square-foot 10-classroom addition. The school is anticipating increased enrollment in Fall 2022. Read more.  Owner plans building renovation and field acquisition in efforts to launch Christian school – Jack Dunavant revealed his plans with the South Boston…

SCOTUS decision opens the door for school choice, renders Blaine Amendment mostly dead

Blaine Amendments prohibiting the public support of religious schools, once used to bludgeon school choice supporters during legislative debates, is dead. Or, at least mostly dead. A 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday determined that states cannot prohibit religious schools from participating in public benefit programs because they teach religious things. Carson v. Makin…

Experts say new SCOTUS ruling may reverberate in Michigan education system

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Carson v. Makin ruling, announced Tuesday, may crack the door open more widely for Michigan families seeking tuition assistance for their children who attend private schools. SCOTUS voted 6-3 in favor of allowing state-provided tuition assistance for Maine parents who send their children to private religious schools. Michigan is…

Landmark religious liberty ruling Tuesday prohibits denial of public funds to schools based solely on their religion

In yet another landmark case for religious liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the government cannot exclude religious institutions from government funding based solely on their religiosity.  The high court ruled 6-3 that Maine unconstitutionally barred religious schools from joining other private schools in receiving state tuition for students in rural areas without a public-school…
Christian Education June 10th, 2022

This week in Christian education: June 6-10 

Christian elementary teacher earns national recognition – Dr. Marti Ladner of Pass Christian Elementary was one of five math and science teachers in Mississippi recognized as a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Read more.  Victory Christian Academy plans 30,000 sq. ft. gymnasium – A Milwaukee Christian school announced…

Extent of far-left race and sex curricula in schools, and solutions, to be discussed by national panel at free public event in KC Monday

Frighteningly fringe curriculum on race and sexuality is much more widespread across America – and much less coincidental – than many parents realize, close observers say.  “These aren’t isolated incidents,” Mary Miller, of Parents Defending Education, tells The Lion. “We’re noticing that in most cases the new curriculum – and the new activism in the after-school…

Brodie Croyle, former NFL quarterback, is an all-pro champion for Christian education

Former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle, who played primarily for the Kansas City Chiefs, understands the benefits of growing up in a Christian school and being raised with Christian values, and he’s not afraid to talk about it.  “I’ve seen these values unfold in my life,” the former University of Alabama football star said to a large…
Christian Education June 1st, 2022

Jacksonville Catholic school one of many schools hoping summer programs will address pandemic learning loss

(reimaginED) – As many students continue to struggle academically more than two years since COVID-19 hit, one Florida Catholic school has a focused plan to close the gap. Guardian Catholic School in Jacksonville, Florida, will offer learning opportunities for students in kindergarten through third grade during its summer program to help those who have fallen behind…

New report on hybrid schools looks at what these effective, growing schools have in common

American parents have made it clear over the past two years: they want to be involved in their children’s education. But among those interested in an at-home option, the required time away from work may be too much. Enter hybrid schools, where students attend physical classes a few days per week and are homeschooled on the…