Freeman Academy confronts its rural challenges

May 1, 2017 by and

FREEMAN, S.D. — The clanging and clinking of plates, cutlery, pots and pans. The metallic hum of the sausage grinder. The sizzle of New Year’s cookies in the fryer. The wafting strains of music. The...

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Who owns the land?

Feb 13, 2017 by

The last sentence in “Hopi School Administrator Expelled from Reservation” (Jan. 16) quoted Karen Pennington, an attorney for the Hopi tribal council, about the land on which the Hopi Mission School...

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Hopi school administrator expelled from reservation

Jan 9, 2017 by and

The Hopi tribe has ordered the administrator of Hopi Mission School to leave the reservation, and as far as the tribal council is aware, he has done so. The private kindergarten-to-eighth-grade school in...

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Hopi school staff members arrested on allegation of Social Security fraud

Oct 4, 2016 by and

The administrator and a teacher at Hopi Mission School were arrested by federal agents Sept. 27 in Kykotsmovi, Ariz. It is another link in a chain of legal issues the school has experienced since at least...

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Low German Bible school occupies unique niche

Jun 20, 2016 by and

As far as its administrators and students are aware, Steinreich Bible School in northern Mexico is the only educational institution in the world that teaches about the Bible in Plautdietsch, or Low German. The...

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An open letter to the church from the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges, universities and ...

Mar 15, 2016 by

Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world, we want to say with...

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Oregon school, conference facing $5.5 million lawsuit

Mar 5, 2015 by and

A former student of Western Mennonite School in Salem, Ore., has filed a lawsuit seeking $5.5 million in damages from the school and Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA. The student...

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Lancaster Mennonite School acquires Hershey school

Mar 5, 2015 by and

Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School acquired a nondenominational private school in late February, the fourth school to join the system since 2002. LMS superintendent Richard Thomas said the opportunity came as...

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Back for graduation

May 12, 2014 by

I’m a product of church schools. Every level of my formal education since age 12 has been within the boundaries of church-related institutions — from a broadly evangelical high school with Mennonite roots,...

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