Christian Education

Are Christian-schooled kids sheltered – or is it public school students?

Are Christian-schooled and homeschooled students sheltered from the “real” world – or are they merely being well-prepared to face it? In many ways it’s both, those educators tell me. And, they say, thank heaven for that. “It’s my job to shelter and protect them, and this is what God called me to do,” says Carrie Farris,…
Christian Education February 15th, 2022

Rockford Christian High School student achieves rare perfect exam score

Connor Magnuson, a 10th-grader at Rockford Christian High School in Rockford, Illinois, recently celebrated an achievement only 335 students in the world share – he received a perfect score on the 2021 AP Computer Science and Principles Exam. “That was a great feeling inside because I just love computer science so much, and that really gave…

Christian school in New York receives help from Buffalo Bills, Nike for new program

Destiny Christian School in Rochester was one of a few dozen schools in New York to receive a grant and invitation to join a pilot high school athletic program, girls flag football. The league is funded through a partnership with the state’s three NFL teams and high school athletic association.  In their inaugural season, DCS will…

A lot of public school employees like private school choice

(reimaginED) – Many public school districts oppose private school choice, but in Florida, one of the most choice-rich states in America, many of their employees embrace it. This school year, at least 2,600 public school district employees in Florida are sending their children to private schools using the state’s two main private school choice programs. We…

Poll: Virginians overwhelmingly support private school scholarship tax credit

(Tyler Arnold | The Center Square) – Virginians overwhelmingly support a Virginia school choice policy, which currently grants tax credits to people who donate to nonprofits that give private school scholarships to low-income children, according to a poll. The program, called the Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit, gives donors a 65% tax credit for their contributions.…
Christian Education, School Choice February 7th, 2022

Lutheran schools around the nation celebrate success

More than 1,800 schools across the country celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week in January, marking and celebrating God’s work in Lutheran church-affiliated schools. Lutheran schools meet or exceed state and national academic standards at all grade levels while encouraging students in their Christian faith. Schools from pre-k through high school marked the week with spirit wear,…
Christian Education, School Choice February 4th, 2022

Op-Ed: Private schools are poised to help with teacher shortage

From teacher shortages to tense school board meetings, Iowa education faces challenges that could become crises if we do not take action quickly. A model for responding to these challenges can be found in an underestimated corner of K-12 education: private schools. As a private school leader, I know that innovation and accountability are baked into…
Christian Education, School Choice February 4th, 2022

KC metro participants in school choice rally share why school choice matters

School choice helps Christian education. That’s the message of three Kansas City metro Christian schools who rallied at the Missouri state capitol last week. Staff and students in Christian education from around Missouri made their way to the capitol to celebrate School Choice Week. The midweek rallies highlighted the benefits of school choice policies for all…

School choice graduate returns to his roots to open new high school in Miami

“The most rewarding part about being an educator is the opportunity to leave a lifelong impact on a person.  Whether it is showing someone how to divide, or tie a tie, or basic executive functioning skills, a student will always remember you for showing them.”  — Cesar Muñoz (Lisa Buie | reimaginED) – When Miami’s new Cristo…
Christian Education, School Choice February 2nd, 2022

Christian school’s growth in first year provides essential options for community

A Christian school in Casper, Wyo. opened its doors in September with a few dozen students, teachers, and administrators that barely knew each other. Less than one year in, Casper Christian School (CCS) has already hit its first-year growth target, setting its sights on further growth and new programs. “We started off just as a collection…