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Constitutional – High-school unit on Islam did not violate Constitution

Image result for nclawyersweeklyA school did not violate the Establishment or Free Speech clauses by presenting an 11th-grade history unit that provided information about Islam, and tested a student’s understanding of that knowledge through a test. Background During the 2014-2015 school year, Caleigh Wood was an 11th-grade student at La Plata High School. As part of the “Muslim World” unit …more:   nclawyersweekly

High School Teacher’s Lesson In Arabic Calligraphy Prompts Closure Of Entire School District

Image for the news resultThe controversy started when a lesson in World Geography class asked students to try to copy an example of Arabic calligraphy. The phrase was a statement of Islamic faith but the students were “not asked to translate the statement or to recite it.” Rather, the purpose of the exercise was to give students an “idea of the artistic complexity of calligraphy.”…more: /thinkprogress

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Minnesota high school senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

“I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a blessing from God.”

The 8 Ivy League schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University. In addition, Khalif was accepted to Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Minnesota…more  myfoxtwincities