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  • Academic competition to debut for Christian schools

    September 11 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Academic competition to debut for Christian schools

    The Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) has announced it will begin an online-based academic competition, Knowledge Quest, for its member schools next spring. Students from third grade through 12th grade can complete test modules in individual core subjects, electives and Bible knowledge, competing with other schools without having to travel …

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  • Transgender directive challenged by 10 more states

    July 20 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Transgender directive challenged by 10 more states

    Ten more states have signed on to sue the Obama administration over its transgender directive that forces schools to allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their perceived gender identity rather than their biological sex. “It’s putting school districts in a terrible position,” said Nebraska attorney general Doug Peterson.

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  • Christian education leaders: No rush from public schools yet

    June 7 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian education leaders: No rush from public schools yet

    The Obama administration’s transgender directive for public schools does not seem so far to have provoked a widespread rush of families toward other education options, but it could be a factor if such a movement develops in the future, say leaders in the Christian school and homeschooling movements.

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  • Homosexual activist group targets Baptist schools

    January 18 2016 by Will Hall, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Homosexual activist group targets Baptist schools

    The homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign has targeted 23 institutions of higher learning with Southern Baptist ties in a report that also names 35 other colleges and universities with distinct Christian identities. The report asks Obama Administration education officials to increase reporting requirements for these 58 schools ...

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  • Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    December 9 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Title IX exemption fair, leaders say

    At least 30 Christian schools have received exemption from Title IX provisions requiring equal treatment based not only on biological gender, but also transgendered identity, records released by the U.S. Department of Education reveal. At least half of the affected schools are Southern Baptist …

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  • Texas student: Teacher taught ‘God is not real’

    October 29 2015 by Josh Chapin, USA TODAY Network | with 0 comments
    Texas student: Teacher taught ‘God is not real’

    A seventh-grade assignment in a Texas school district asked students to deny the existence of God, a student said. The Katy Independent School District has since apologized and the principal of West Memorial Junior High School determined the assignment wasn’t necessary for students.

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  • Report ranks SBTS’ doctoral program in top 5

    October 5 2015 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Report ranks SBTS’ doctoral program in top 5

    A recent report from the Association of Theological Schools ranks Southern Baptist Theological Seminary fourth among peer institutions for producing faculty doctorates in the accreditation agency’s member schools. Trailing only Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard and University of Toronto, Southern Seminary improved 12 spots on the list since the previous report.

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  • Public school partnerships offer unique opportunities

    September 18 2015 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Witness | with 0 comments
    Public school partnerships offer unique opportunities

    As students all over the state have been heading back to school during the past few weeks, Florida Baptists have been reaching out to serve public schools in ways both big and small. First Baptist Church in Kissimmee, FL has done work with five schools all within three miles of their church.

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  • Christian colleges divided on response to SCOTUS

    July 13 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian colleges divided on response to SCOTUS

    Though some Christian colleges and universities are extending benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses in the wake of the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities says it sees no legal reason for institutions of higher education to do so.

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  • Southeastern, Campbell, Gardner-Webb leaders offer graduates advice

    At the May 2015 commencement ceremonies 110 North Carolinians graduated from Campbell University, Gardner-Webb University, Southeastern, Midwestern and Southern Baptist theological seminaries with religious degrees at the masters and doctorate levels. Presidents and keynote speakers offered sage advice to graduates at each of the schools ...

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  • Midwestern named among fastest-growing seminaries

    April 10 2015 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Midwestern named among fastest-growing seminaries

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ranks among the fastest growing seminaries in North America, according to report published by the Association of Theological Schools. The seminary was among 12 of 100 schools that experienced at least 50 percent growth in the last 5 years.

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  • Evolutionists kill academic freedom bills

    March 17 2015 by Dick Peterson, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Evolutionists kill academic freedom bills

    Lawmakers in four states tried this year to introduce academic freedom bills to protect teachers questioning theories like Darwinism, shielding them from discipline, demotion or termination. But opponents killed the bills before they could get a fair hearing, raising concerns among educators who might not embrace the theory of evolution.

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  • Gardner-Webb only N.C. college to earn ‘A’ in study

    January 27 2015 by Gardner-Webb University Communications | with 0 comments
    Gardner-Webb only N.C. college to earn ‘A’ in study

    An annual study on core curriculum requirements at over 1,000 colleges and universities from all over the United States has placed Gardner-Webb University at the head of the class for the fourth year in a row. Ranked among 23 institutions with an “A” grade, Gardner-Webb is the only school in...

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  • Commencement speakers share words of wisdom

    December 29 2014 by Emily Blake, BR Editorial Aide | with 0 comments

    This year, from the spring semester alone 1,986 students graduated with bachelors, associates and certificates from universities and colleges with North Carolina Baptist ties. N.C. Baptist affiliated schools take various strategies when choosing a commencement speaker, but most agree that choosing a speaker who reflects the school’s values is one of the top priorities.

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  • NJ school district cancels, reinstates Halloween celebrations

    October 17 2014 by Jessica Mazzola, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    NJ school district cancels, reinstates Halloween celebrations

    A New Jersey elementary school canceled and reinstated its Halloween celebration this week in a debate that reflects societal ambivalence about the holiday’s religious origins. The district had heard from parents both supporting the decision to cancel the festivities, and disagreeing with it. The decision to reinstate this year’s event was…

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