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June 24, 2019

Two Catholic Schools Were Asked to Fire Gay Teachers. Here's What They Did

The Indianapolis archbishop has ordered Catholic high schools in the city to dismiss teachers who are married to someone of the same sex, or sever ties with the archdiocese.

July 18, 2016

Teaching Religion in the Classroom Just Got More Political

The Republican Party's draft platform now supports teaching the Bible in public schools. What might the addition mean for teachers?

April 07, 2016

Middle School Students' LGBTQ-Focused Curriculum Sparks Parent Backlash

Parents at one Bay Area middle school say teaching a week-long curriculum focusing on the LGBTQ community is discriminatory and not age appropriate.

January 06, 2016

The New 'Star Wars' Character Maz Kanata Is Based on a Teacher

Bar matron Maz Kanata, introduced in "The Force Awakens," has her roots in director J.J. Abrams' childhood.

February 27, 2015

After Outcry, San Francisco Archdiocese to Review Moral Code for Catholic Teachers

A requirement that teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools publicly uphold Church standards will be reviewed by a panel of teachers.

February 10, 2015

Catholic Schools Clamp Down on Teachers Supporting 'Evil' Activities

Teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools will be required to refrain from publicly supporting homosexuality and other "gravely evil" activities denounced by the church, according to a recent announcement.

December 05, 2014

Campaign Aims to Draw Children to Reading With Diverse Books

The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.

February 09, 2014

So Your Students Have Asked You About Creationism ...

The evolution debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham could bring up some tricky questions for teachers about a bitter cultural division.

February 12, 2013

Special Ed. Teacher's Anti-Gay Remarks Spark Firestorm

An Indiana special education teacher who is part of a Christian group that wants to ban LGBT students from the high school prom told a local T.V. station that she doesn't believe gays have a "purpose in life."

December 05, 2012

Ind. Lawmaker Pushes for Teacher Truth-Telling Mandate

An Ind. state senator, frustrated by the failure of a bill he introduced to require schools to teach creationism, now has plans to push legislation promoting the lofty-sounding notion of "truth in education."

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