Religion in schools

Santa Fe High School graduates bow their heads in prayer during a Baccalaureate service Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. A gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, killing multiple people. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 21, 2018 - 12:49 am
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Inside a packed church sanctuary, the seniors of Santa Fe High School and the prosecutor speaking to them confronted the challenges borne of the shooting that took the lives of 10 people at the school near Houston. The young graduates have to grieve their slain classmates and...
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Nathan Jordan, 18, a senior student at Alvin High School sobs during a service at the Arcadia First Baptist Church two days after a shooting that killed 10 people at the Santa Fe High School, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 4:58 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend." Just two days after the...
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May 09, 2018 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has ruled that a law prohibiting a Muslim teacher from wearing a headscarf in a public school doesn't violate her constitutional right to religious freedom. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that the Berlin labor court ruled that the city-state's so-called...
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Kansas state Sens. Gene Suellentrop, left, and Mike Petersen, right, both R-Wichita, confer during a debate in the Senate, Saturday April 7, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Legislators face a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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February 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts. Now the state is considering revisions to the 2010 standards, which a group of...
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Helena Moreno, center, yells during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 17, 2018 - 7:13 pm
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women's March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of "no known ties" between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 3:25 p.m. An attorney for the 19-year-old Florida man accused of killing 17 people at a high school says her client is sad and remorseful. Public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters Thursday...
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December 19, 2017 - 9:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Promotion of religion is "engrained" in a Louisiana school district, a parent said in a federal lawsuit, and her family has been shunned and criticized for objecting to religious activities. Christy Cole's lawsuit seeks a court declaration that the Webster Parish School District'...
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