Congress Urged to Expand Opportunities for African-American Boys

Published July 25 2013 | Rules for Engagement/Education Week


Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon who was shot to death last year, spoke with other witnesses yesterday, emphasizing the need for increased opportunities to improve the outcomes of African-American boys and men.

Postgame Team Prayers Banned at Michigan High School

Published July 16, 2013 | Schooled in Sports/Education Week


An 11-year tradition of praying as a team after big games comes to an end at Lahser High School, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., after a complaint was filed with the American Civil Liberties Union alleging that the prayers were schools sponsored. Although the team prayers are banned, students who wish to pray can continue to do so on their own time.

Girl Kicked Off Football Team Was Told She Might Distract Boys

Published July 12, 2013 | Schooled in Sports/Education Week


A 12-year-old Georgia girl was kicked off team because she might arouse impure thoughts among the boys. The CEO of the school who made the decision also cited the Bible in his reasoning for barring the girl from participating in future sports with the boys.