{FD} Prayer talk OK now, says Maine school that threatened staffer with firing

A Maine high school is backing down from its threat to fire an employee if she ever tells a colleague in a private conversation that she is praying for him -- even if that colleague is a fellow Christian and attends the same church as she.

{FD} Pro-life student group wins settlement after professor tries to kick away chalk messages

A California professor who is seen on video trying to censor pro-life students drawing with sidewalk chalk has been ordered to undergo First Amendment training and pay $17,000 as a result of a district court settlement.

{FD} UNC cop posed as mechanic to infiltrate Silent Sam protesters, group says

Activists in North Carolina are outraged after they identified a UNC-Chapel Hill campus police officer who went undercover in an attempt to surveil the protesters who were gathering regularly near the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue.

{FD} Oregon law requires teachers to report sexually-active students

Officials at the Salem-Keizer School District recently told staff and teachers that under Oregon law they must report to law enforcement or state officials if they learn -- or suspect -- a student is sexually active.

{FD} 21 NY college students charged with hazing frat pledges with alcohol, vomit, *****

Twenty-one students at a New York college were charged with hazing pledges to the Pi Alpha Nu fraternity by forcing them to drink large quantities of alcohol and other liquids, making them eat food off the floor and vomiting on them.

{FD} 2 Texas students who sat during Pledge of Allegiance say they were harassed, disciplined

Two Texas teens who chose to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance to protest injustice have sued their schools, claiming teachers and administrators subjected them to months of harassment and violated their Constitutional rights.

{FD} Prosecutors refile charges against 11 in Penn State frat hazing death

The District Attorney of Centre County announced Friday that charges have been refiled against 11 Penn State fraternity brothers linked to the hazing death of a sophomore student.

{FD} Mississippi eighth graders need permission slip signed before reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Mississippi 8th-graders need their parents’ permission to read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Columbia University Republican leaders ‘doxed,’ harassed by Antifa group

The leader of a College Republican group in New York City said he felt like there was "a target on my safety" after an Antifa group distributed pictures and personal information about all of the group's members, imploring opponents to let them know "what you think."

{FD} US colleges refuse to ease sex assault rules despite slew of lawsuits filed by accused

Colleges and universities that continue to implement Obama administration guidelines when addressing sexual assault allegations are facing numerous lawsuits as well as threats of legal action.

{FD} Controversy after Ohio middle school choir sings cotton-picking song at concert

Some parents at an Ohio middle school are outraged after hearing an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton mere days after other students in the district took photos and videos of themselves with a Confederate flag near the local high school.

{FD} Richard Spencer ends University of Florida speech early to boos, protests

In a controversial speech at the University of Florida (UF) on Thursday, self-proclaimed “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer spoke about his white supremacist views, despite being booed and protested throughout.

{FD} Texas college creates ‘Equity Report Card’ for faculty, staff

Austin Community College created a comprehensive “Equity Report Card” for faculty and staff to self-assess how inclusive they are after several internal surveys indicated the school "continues to struggle" supporting minority students.