CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Eight former teachers described school buses segregated by gender, classroom racism and textbooks with pages on evolution, fossil fuels and sexual reproduction ripped out.
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ISLAMABAD (RNS) Two attempts have been made since Sept. 11, 2001 to regulate the country’s seminaries. Both have failed.
(RNS) Inclusion on the school calendar is an important symbol of belonging. Muslims want to be part of that narrative as well.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One unnamed school took advantage of a prior notice of inspection and hastily arranged special lessons for its students on Christianity.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Government officials have launched an inquiry into 21 schools in the Birmingham area suspected of being a part of an Islamist plot.
(RNS) “I think if the school granted the (Diwali) holiday, then his friends would know, ‘OK, you are a Hindu,’” said Jyoti Sharma, who is asking the Millburn Township School District to consider a day off for Diwali for her son.
(RNS) Two petitions urging the federal government to close schools on the two Eid holidays sparked spirited debate in the Muslim community. Both failed to amass enough signatures.
ROME (RNS) For the first time in history, the entire class of one Italian high school opted out of an elective on Roman Catholicism earlier this month, reopening a long-standing debate over whether state money should be used to fund a class that focuses on a single faith.
(RNS) India’s school policy considers yoga an integral component of physical education. But the court has expressed caution, and is considering arguments that yoga has a religious component.