Kelsey Dallas

Kelsey Dallas writes about religion for the Deseret News.

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Just in Time for Back-to-School, a New Effort to Protect Kids Bullied for Faith

by Kelsey Dallas 08-31-2016

Image via RNS/Reuters/Sandy Huffaker

Before the start of the 2016-17 school year, the U.S. Department of Education announced its latest efforts to end religious discrimination in public schools across the country. Officials have launched a new website designed to help families understand their students’ legal rights and updated an online complaint form.

Also, for the first time, the government will begin collecting data on religion-related harassment in U.S. public schools.