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Parents urged to guide their children on the time of brief reflection
A Florida law that requires a one- to two-minute Moment of Silence at the start of each day in public schools was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The law, which was passed by the Florida Legislature in April, prohibits teachers from making...
Students in the township of Sparta get time to think about what’s important
Larry Pearson, 77, was ready to settle down and retire a few years ago in the sleepy township of Sparta, N.J., until he read a book that gave him pause and didn’t allow him to rest, compelling him to act. “It all spirals back to The Rebbe,” he says of the...
Giving children time to stop and think about what’s important
The Florida Legislature passed a bill requiring that all public-school students be given a brief period to pause and reflect as they begin each school day. The State Senate’s approval of the Moment of Silence in Public Schools bill follows its passage in ...
President Trump lauds Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein’s ‘courage, grace and devotion’
He was not originally included on the roster of speakers at the National Day of Prayer at the White House, but Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, heroic senior rabbi of Chabad of Poway, drew tears from his listeners and words of grateful appreciation from President...
Discussing a time-tested measure to teach positive values to students
PARKLAND, Fla.—Police cars line the approach to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They sit at all four corners of the crossroads of Coral Springs Drive and Holmberg Road, dotting the street ahead and in the school parking lot, beyond the chain-link fe...
Sunday-night meeting to bring students, parents and residents together for education and awareness
The suburban Long Island town of Commack, N.Y., recently made headlines when a photograph of two teens at a drinking game wearing T-shirts with crudely drawn swastikas and the word “Auschwitz” went viral. Yet school and community leadership insist that th...
Gatherings mark one week since killings in Newtown
The state House of Representatives in Illinois overturned a gubernatorial veto to officially mandate that a brief moment of silence be incorporated into the school day.
Proclamations from the White House and around the nation honor the Rebbe
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., a day of national commemoration designated by each president since Jimmy Carter in 1978, turns 40 this year. Across the country, the milestone is being marked with events and discussions focused on education. Education D...
Chabad rabbis propel a substance-abuse program to keep kids safe and parents informed
Bringing together parents, youth and the greater community, Saving Lives Camarillo is a substance-abuse awareness organization that began seven years ago in California. The Saving Lives Camarillo Coalition has become a place where community members come t...
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