New contraceptives mandate doesn’t change much for DePaul
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New contraceptives mandate doesn’t change much for DePaul

The Catholic Church is scrutinizing the Obama administration’s new mandate requiring religious-based institutions to provide contraception for their employees, despite a new compromise announced Friday. The Obama administration’s mandate ignited a religious debate, with many Catholic institutions crying out that the new mandate was a breach of their religious freedom. With the mandate’s new changes, … Continue reading

School board hears options to ease overcrowding at Hollis/Brookline High
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School board hears options to ease overcrowding at Hollis/Brookline High

This article was originally published in the Nashua Telegraph. HOLLIS — Portable classrooms could be the solution to Hollis/Brookline High School’s overcrowding problem, which has jeopardized the school’s accreditation. School officials were charged with addressing the overcrowding in a warning given by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). School officials met Wednesday … Continue reading

Survival of the Evolution Lesson Plan
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Survival of the Evolution Lesson Plan

IN THIS ARTICLE The majority of biology teachers are reluctant to teach evolution, found two political scientists after studying U.S. public school biology instructors. Additionally, creationism is given at least an hour of class time and put in a positive light by 13 percent of the nation’s biology teachers. Skip ahead  |  The state of … Continue reading

When Ignorance isn’t Bliss: America’s Lack of Religious Knowledge Stirs a Debate
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When Ignorance isn’t Bliss: America’s Lack of Religious Knowledge Stirs a Debate

The average American doesn’t know basic facts about world religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. America’s lack of religious knowledge has led many to question whether world religions should be taught as objective, academic inquiries in public schools. According to the Pew Research Center (PRC), Americans were able to correctly answer 50 … Continue reading