Tag : religion and schools
title : Religious Discrimination Now Can Be Reported, Measured in US Schools Via DOE
summary : U.S. Department of Education (DOE) leaders implemented new measures that will require schools to report the number and frequency of religion-based harassment of students. For the first time, every public school across the country will report to the department's Civil Rights Data Collection on the number of incidents of religious-based bullying or harassment in their schools in the 2015-2016 school year. This new data is intended to provide stakeholders, policymakers and educators critical details about religious discrimination problems, as well as a way to measure future progress.
date : Sep 26, 2016 03:09 PM EDT
title : Atheist Handbooks Given to Scottish Parents, Pupils to Challenge Religion in Schools
summary : Scottish law requires public schools to host six religious observance sessions a year, although school officials may choose to have more. To counterbalance, representatives of the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) now are providing to parents who are concerned about religious influence in schools an atheist handbook as a guide for how to challenge teachers.
date : Aug 17, 2016 04:02 PM EDT