An elementary school cafeteria worker in Pennsylvania says she resigned from her position after a new school district policy forced her to take hot lunches away from two hungry students even though the school throws away pounds of food daily.
Stacy Koltiska, who worked for the Canon McMillan School District in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, worked for two years at Wylandville Elementary. However, last Thursday she announced that she was resigning because of her disagreement with a new school district policy that required her to take away lunches from two students.
Koltiska wrote in a Facebook post that under the new policy, which was enacted over the summer and immediately went into effect this school year, students who fall more than $25 in debt on their school lunch account will not be given a hot lunch. more >>
U.S. Secretary of Education John King is receiving criticism for his recent statements claiming that children who are homeschooled have fewer options than those enrolled in schools.
At a recent breakfast event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Secretary King told reporters that he had mixed feelings about homeschooling children.
According to Politico, King noted that while he knew many homeschooling families do it "incredibly well" and homeschooled students have had "very tremendous academic success," he believed homeschooled children are not "getting the range of options that are good for all kids." more >>
A new video released by an Islamic State-run media outlet provides in depth detail into how the jihadi organization is brainwashing and training young children to become the next wave of jihadis who will help "conquer Damascus, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Mecca, Al-Medina, Dabiq, Rome and Andalusia."
The video, which was posted and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, features a narrator who tours an IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) "sharia institution" in the Syrian town of Deir ez-Zor.
The footage shows a class of young boys in green uniforms sitting down on the floor with their legs crossed while reading and reciting the koran. more >>
A transgender 17-year-old in Canada has become the first biological female student to join the high school's varsity football team.
In a recent interview with CTV News, Kennedy Cooley, a senior at Halifax West High School in Nova Scotia, Canada, explains that he left his former high school because he felt many of his classmates weren't supportive of his lifestyle or the LGBT agenda.
Considering the contentions students had at the former high school, Cooley said that he was initially unsure of whether or not he wanted to tryout for the Halifax West football team this summer. more >>
As multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns release their new album, The Very Next Thing, frontman Mark Hall opens up about his battle with cancer and the important theme behind the new record.
Casting Crowns' eighth studio album is focused on leading people to God with honest songs that feature an upbeat and fresh sound. Surpassing 10 million albums in sales, Billboard's top-selling Christian act has been making music with the message of hope in Christ since 2007 and are showing no signs of slowing down.
"All of the albums are personal to us because the songs that we write come out of our ministries in the local church. I've been a youth pastor, and this past Sunday I just celebrated 15 years at the church that I'm at now, in South Atlanta, Eagle's Landing First Baptist," Hall said in an interview with The Christian Post. "Any song that you've ever heard from Crown, before it was a song it was a Bible study, or a devotion or a moment or situation that has risen out of being a minister to families, and just loving on teenagers and their parents and walking through our own struggles. more >>
Yesterday I discovered the "explore Instagram" feature where Instagram suggests to me the Instagram that they think I should explore.
Gone were the cool photos of my hometown. Gone were the rainbows and barn photos and sunsets and ocean waves.
This Instagram that Instagram suggested I explore transported me down a rabbit hole into a world that in no way resembles my day-to-day existence. more >>