Christian Education

Christian Education January 21st, 2022

Christian school opens $13m innovation center in pursuit of excellence in education

Mt. Paran Christian School (MPCS) recently cut the ribbon on a $13 million project, a 23,000 sq. ft. building expansion in Kennesaw, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. The expansion boasts more than just space. The Murray Innovation Center is a landmark of the school’s dedication to academic excellence and STEM education, inspiring students to innovate in science,…
Christian Education January 20th, 2022

New Mexico Christian school fined for mask violation after being told on through state’s Orwellian reporting system

New Mexico’s largest private school, Hope Christian School in Albuquerque, has been fined $5,000 for not enforcing the state’s sweeping mask mandate. Last Thursday, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) announced that the school had agreed to pay the fine. The New Mexico Department of Health issued the mask order July 26, and private schools…
Christian Education January 13th, 2022

Iowa Christian school celebrates completion of its first gymnasium after fundraising effort

After bouncing from gym to gym around the region, one northern Iowa school finally has its own gymnasium to call home. North Iowa Christian School (NICS), located in Mason City, Iowa, played its first basketball games on the new court on Friday. As early as November, the students at NICS benefited from limited access to the…
Christian Education January 13th, 2022

From Dependence to Resilience: How Philanthropies Can Better Support Private Schools

As the proverb goes, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Philanthropy is not a new concept. In fact, the word “philanthropy” derives from the ancient Greek word philanthropia, meaning “to love people.” True philanthropy and love for others are displayed by helping individuals become more self-sufficient. Yet, too often, philanthropies have created dependent communities and cultures.
Christian Education, Current Events January 12th, 2022

Christian preschool in California shut down for noncompliance, claims false allegations

Foothills Christian Church Preschool in El Cajon, near San Diego, is battling the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) over the California mask mandate. This past month, the Christian school was forced to shut down when state inspectors determined the school was unsafe. However, parents and staff are pushing back against the state’s verdict. The CDSS…
Christian Education January 5th, 2022

KC newspaper’s Christian education guide, a generational resource

The faith-based news site, Metro Voice, will celebrate a milestone this February – 30 years of publishing its popular K-12 Christian Education Guide & Directory. The directory is part of a full-service marketing campaign that the site provides to Christian schools and homeschool organizations in Kansas City.  “I saw a need for some kind of resource…

Berean Christian Academy dedicates memorial to recently fallen soldier, Ryan Knauss

A Christian school in East Tennessee has dedicated a memorial to former student and fallen soldier, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, who was killed last August in Afghanistan during the final days of the tumultuous US withdrawal of troops. The suicide bombing killed 13 US service members and at least 60 Afghans at a security perimeter…
Christian Education, Current Events December 30th, 2021

3rd grade teacher goes viral with full-court shot, kids earn hot chocolate party (video)

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, or Ms. Fitz as her students know her, made a deal with the kids on the playground of Holy Trinity School in Washington, D.C. just before Christmas break: If she made the nearly full-court shot, the class would get hot chocolate.  Ms. Fitz casually called for the ball from a kid in a reindeer…

Christian school’s right to pray over loudspeaker before games is in federal judge’s hands

A battle that began over five years ago for Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, Fla. is officially in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell heard final arguments on December 21st regarding whether or not the Florida High School Athletic Association violated the First Amendment rights of Cambridge Christian when they…
Christian Education December 22nd, 2021

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 spirit and community for its 400 students. After a dispute this fall over a city permit for field lights for the school’s homecoming game, LCA came out a winner in the…