Sadie Robertson is thankful her family's reality show "Duck Dynasty" has prompted students across the country to pray in school, the 16-year-old said while speaking in Montgomery, Ala., over the weekend.
Sadie, the granddaughter of the show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, spoke on Sunday at a fundraiser for Prattville Christian Academy, a private Christian school. At the event, which took place at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Robertson said that students across the country have formed "Duck Dynasty clubs" to facilitate daily prayer sessions before lunch. Robertson went on to add that she is pleased her family's reality show has brought prayer back to schools.
"For a TV show to bring prayer into schools, that's awesome," Robertson told the audience, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. Robertson's Sunday talk reportedly sold out half of the performing arts center, with tickets ranging in price from $38.50 to $82.50. more >>
A N.J. teacher is 100 and her students celebrated her record as the oldest working educator in U.S. Friday. Agnes Zhelesnik still works 35 hours a week as a home economics teacher and spends extra time after school giving sewing and cooking lessons and making costumes for school plays.
"Working with the kids is the fun part. They are so great to be with and they like the food that I make," she told NJ1015.com. "I always cook with all-natural ingredients and I try to make things healthy for the children. I think the most important thing I can teach them is about nutrition and how to take care of their bodies."
The New Jersey educator works for The Sundance School in North Plainfield, where students celebrated her centennial birthday with a school rally and performance. All the students went to the gymnasium for cake along with one of her daughters, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. more >>
South Carolina democrats are proposing a watered-down version of legislation for prayer in the state's public schools that they suggest is so inclusive, it gives even atheists the opportunity to participate.
The bill, titled house bill 3526, was initially proposed back in February 2013 as a way of allowing prayer in the state's public schools. The initial text of the bill called for teachers to lead the students in prayer every morning. The measure was backed by 10 state representatives, the majority of whom are Democrat.
The measure has since stalled in the state House's judiciary committee, and some who are critical of the bill have argued that it violates a Separation of Church and State by allowing teachers to lead the morning prayer. As a compromise, some democrats backing the bill have suggested that instead of a daily teacher-led prayer, there is a mandatory moment of silence for students of all creeds to simply reflect and be peaceful. more >>
Mormon political pundit Glenn Beck, Hillsong pastor and anti-human trafficking activist Christine Caine, and the 40th president's adopted son and conservative columnist Michael Reagan will speak as part of Liberty University's spring convocation series.
Johnnie Moore, the Viriginia-based school's senior vice president of communications, said that the school annually offers dozens of prolific leaders in church, business, science and culture a platform to speak with young evangelicals.
"Liberty's convocation is the largest weekly gathering of Christian young people in America. There's no other environment where you can speak to more 18 to 22 year olds each week," Moore told The Christian Post. more >>
WASHINGTON – Fewer students will be exposed to the great works of literature, art and music under the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Terrence O. Moore, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College argues.
The Common Core is an "attempt to take away the great stories of the American people and replace them with the stories that fit the progressive, liberal narrative of the world," Moore said in a Thursday speech hosted by Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C.
The architects of the Common Core, he said, are "story-killers" because they are "killing the greatest stories of the greatest nation in history." more >>
A telescope overseen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has captured an image that has been dubbed the "Hand of God."
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array recently caught the image, showing a "pulsar wind nebula" derived from the death of a star.
"The stellar corpse, called PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short, is a pulsar: it rapidly spins around, seven times per second, firing out a particle wind into the material around it – material that was ejected in the star's explosion," reported NASA. more >>