Christian Education

Christian Education December 2nd, 2022

This week in Christian education (Nov. 28-Dec. 2)

Christian students organize food drive for local food pantry – Students from Community Christian School hosted a food drive and donated 538 boxes of cereal to their local food pantry. Read more here. Christian school wins $25,000 grant – A California Christian school won a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assistance. School officials report the…
Christian Education, Opinion November 22nd, 2022

5 ways Christian education just might be the salvation for a hopelessly divided and confused America

A character in the historical movie Braveheart says of 13th-century Scotland, “from top to bottom this country has no sense of itself.” The same could be said of 21st-century America. Our massive mood swings every election have us implementing border security and then abandoning it; cracking down on crime and then cracking up; lowering taxes and…
Christian Education November 21st, 2022

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 added another $25,000, to construct a golf practice facility on Nashville Christian School’s campus. The facility will include a putting green and hitting nets. “Giving these kids access to golf they…
Christian Education November 18th, 2022

This week in Christian education (Nov. 14-18) 

Community Christian School celebrates new playground – Community Christian School in Orange, Texas, recently welcomed its brand new playground, commemorating the new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Kids and staff alike are thrilled. Read more. Private Christian school hosts groundbreaking for new building – Portland Christian School in Louisville, Kentucky, is excited about its new high…
Christian Education November 16th, 2022

Catholic schools should avoid enrolling students at odds with their birth gender, says Archdiocese of Denver

The Catholic Archdiocese of Denver has instructed its schools to discourage enrolling transgender or transitioning kids, as well as to exercise “extreme caution” in admitting children of same-sex parents. The official guidance document warns such circumstances are likely to lead to “intractable conflicts.” For those students already enrolled, the guidance prohibits the use of pronouns “at…
Christian Education November 16th, 2022

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 decisive action. He started a school. Lt. Commander Ghaffari established Divine Mercy Academy in Pasadena, Maryland, a K-8 independent private day school in the Catholic tradition, in 2019. Ghaffari’s three daughters…
Christian Education, School Choice November 16th, 2022

By the numbers: An analysis of religious school enrollment in Florida

(reimaginED) – More than 173,000 students in Florida attend private religious schools using one of the state’s education choice scholarships, representing nearly 70% of all students receiving scholarships. Florida’s two income-based scholarship programs, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and Family Empower Scholarship for Educational Opportunities (FES-EO), now enroll more than 183,000 students through Step Up…
Christian Education November 11th, 2022

This week in Christian education (Nov. 7-11)

Christian schools across the United States celebrate Veterans Day – Christian schools throughout the nation celebrated Veterans Day Friday with special assemblies, gatherings and events to honor those who served. Read more. Ohio Christian school celebrates 50 years of growth – Middletown Christian Schools is one of the largest church-run Christian schools in the Cincinnati area.…
Christian Education November 11th, 2022

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 annual Veterans Day Recognition chapel service brought together students, parents, grandparents and family members who are current or former military members. The service opened with an ROTC presentation of colors, and…
Christian Education, Public Education November 10th, 2022

Christian educators, parents step up to help America’s students still reeling from COVID-19 pandemic

Students are experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues in record numbers, overwhelming the public school system. Christian educators and counselors are stepping in. “Our faculty is not equipped to deal with the trauma our students experienced,” wrote Melissa Hernandez, a public school teacher at San Ysidro High School in California, in a recent op-ed. “The…