Christian Education

Christian Education, Culture August 30th, 2022

Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha has no interest in ‘preferred pronouns’, issues guidance document on gender dysphoria in Catholic schools

The “pronoun battle” presently waged in schoolrooms across the nation will find no engagement in Catholic schools in the Omaha area.  This, thanks to the Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha’s published “Pastoral Guidelines for Gender Dysphoria.”  According to the guidelines, gender identity issues will be treated as a psychological malady (i.e., gender dysphoria) rather than a social…
Christian Education August 30th, 2022

Simply divine: Wisconsin Christian school repurposes former strip club, ‘lets the light in’

When Ozaukee Christian School purchased a former strip club for its new home, Head of School Kris Austin knew it was an unorthodox move. “It is a story that only God could write,” said Austin. Indeed, when the Wisconsin school’s staff peeled away drywall covering a window in the old Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club, an unusual…
Christian Education, School Choice August 29th, 2022

Herzog Foundation catapults 215 students into over 40 Missouri schools with ESA scholarships in just two months

If the Herzog Foundation is an aircraft carrier, its ESA program is a 30-ton aircraft launched into flight with just 300 feet of runway.   Since July 1, when Missouri’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program began accepting applications, the Herzog Tomorrow Foundation has awarded $1.37 million in scholarships to 215 students attending over 40 schools.   And the program…
Christian Education August 26th, 2022

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 last November the effects of the COVID pandemic, combined with parent outrage at radical public school curricula on race and sex, translated into enrollment increases at Christian schools nationwide.   Last week the…
Christian Education August 24th, 2022

Christian school receives death threats over its traditional Christian views on sexuality and marriage

A Florida Christian school experienced death threats, hateful calls and other forms of harassment over the last week due to its religious views on gender, sexuality and marriage.   Although Grace Christian School in Valrico, Florida has had a “human sexuality policy” for the entirety of its nearly 50 years of existence, sudden outrage against the…
Christian Education, School Choice August 22nd, 2022

Ohio Christian school started by partnering churches welcomes first class, funded by donations and school vouchers

A group of churches in Ohio has banded together to open a private school serving low-income communities where families can use state funds to pay tuition. Westside Christian School will welcome around 40 K-2 students when it opens its doors on Thursday. Westside could “become a model that churches across this state – and Lord willing, nation…
Christian Education August 19th, 2022

Christian schools in this North Dakota town ready for enrollment increases

Minot’s private Christian schools are both seeing a bump in enrollment this fall. Administrators at both Bishop Ryan Catholic School and Our Redeemer’s Christian School said they think more parents are enrolling their kids because they want the traditional values and Christian education that the private schools can offer. Bishop Ryan Catholic School, which starts classes…
Christian Education, School Choice August 15th, 2022

A new educational frontier opens wide with coming of Arizona’s universal school choice law. What’s it mean for Christian educators?

Arizona may soon be the site of the Oklahoma Land Rush of school choice, as a new law allows all parents in the state to take their kids’ share of state education dollars to the schools – and even homeschools – of their choice.  Are Christian schools, already booming in the face of wide dissatisfaction with…

Food fight is over: Florida Christian school to get lunch money despite refusing to bend to views of sexuality in Biden’s Title IX regulations

A Christian elementary school in Florida will keep getting federal lunch money, even after its refusal to change its views on sexuality to reflect the Biden administration’s proposed Title IX regulations.  Grant Park Christian Academy filed a lawsuit on July 31 against the Biden administration and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, who administers the Federal…
Christian Education, Courts August 4th, 2022

Christian school sues Biden administration for withholding lunches from low-income students over views on sexuality

A Christian elementary school has filed suit against the Biden administration for threatening to bar its low-income students from receiving school lunch help because of the school’s Christian beliefs.  All of the 56 students that Grant Park Christian Academy of East Tampa, Florida expects in the fall are below the federal poverty line and rely on…