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Commentary: Changing the Trajectory

Our economy goes hand in hand with quality education. A strong educational system is essential not only to the successful functioning of a democracy, but also to its very future.

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Parents In Kentucky School District Upset With School Officials Over Student Violence

Parents in Bardstown, Kentucky are complaining that the Nelson County School Board is not doing enough to address violent student behavior. More than 100 parents and faculty members turned out for a school board meeting May 16 to voice concerns, according to WDRB Louisville 41 News. On May 15, police…

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College Campuses Warn Of Islamophobia, Discouraging Critical Examination Of Islam

The University of the South in Sewanee held a panel discussion on Islamophobia last month at which objections to Islam were dismissed as prejudice. The event was hosted by the Muslim Student Association and was called “Understanding Islamophobia in America.” College campuses around the country have heightened their criticism of…

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Alabama Baptist Leaders Raise Concerns About LGBT Group At Samford University

The missions board of the Alabama Baptist Convention has formed a committee to work with Samford University in the wake of the faculty voting to give official recognition to an LGBT student group. Samford is a Southern Baptist school in suburban Birmingham. Final approval of the LGBT group is up…

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Commentary: Public Education – A Quick Primer for School Boards

Tennessee Star

Local school boards reflect the needs and aspirations of the communities as well as the interests and concerns of professional and nonprofessional employees. We believe non-partisan control is what is best for our communities.

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Duke Divinity School Professor To Resign After Facing Backlash For Criticizing Diversity Training

A Duke Divinity School professor is resigning after facing backlash for his complaints about a training program featuring progressive teachings on race. Paul Griffiths, a professor of Catholic theology, will resign after the 2017-18 academic year because of disciplinary measures he’s up against, reports The Washington Times. After receiving an email…

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Bowling Green Schools Among Those Cheering Efforts To Make School Lunches Great Again

  Gone are the rigid regulations for school lunches championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has other ideas in his quest to “Make School Meals Great Again,” as touted in a May 1 news release. “This announcement is the result of years of feedback…

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Lipscomb University Dedicates New Engineering Building

  Lipscomb University on Thursday dedicated a new engineering building designed to usher in a bright future for engineering students. Bright being both literal and metaphorical. “The best thing is we’re not in a basement anymore,” rising junior Azriel Achterbosch told The Tennessee Star. Before construction of the three-story Fields…

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