Talking Religion in the Classroom

“I thought we weren’t supposed to talk about religion in school?”  A high school Principal in New York City recently asked me this question at an education fair in Harlem.  Before this conversation, I assumed most educators would recognize the difference between proselytizing and talking about religion in regards to culture and history. I was misinformed. […]

Friday (Monday) News Roundup: Two Sides of the Coin

This (last) week in the news:  continued scrutiny of religion in America, with a focus on kids and schools.   On on hand, America’s migration from “religious” to “spiritual” is still making headlines, this week with a new study specifically looking at youth.  On the other, a teacher who disparaged creationism in his classroom finds himself […]

Friday Afternoon Breakdown

I’m sure there was lots of exciting news this week, but you’re going to have to wait until Monday to get a round-up: between proposals and conference calls and committee meetings and other proposals, Friday is slipping away at an alarming rate. Oh, and did I mention the proposals?  Because that’s what I’m heading off […]

Asking the Tough Questions About Diversity

A note from our EVP… It seems like I just got back from the Chief Diversity Officers Forum at the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute in Atlanta, where the conference theme was “courageous conversations.”  I was there for more than half of the conference and was struck by how different it was […]

Obama’s First National Day of Prayer

For weeks now, there’s been speculation as to how the Obama administration will observe the National Day of Prayer.  During the eight years of the Bush administration, President George W. Bush commemorated the day with a proclamation and an East Room ceremony that included conservative Christians, such as James Dobson of Focus on the Family […]