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Document Number: 9704

Integrating Faith-Based Organizations Into State-Funded Pre-K Programs: Resolving Constitutional Conflict - This brief provides guidance on how faith-based organizations can participate in state-funded pre-k programs. It explains the federal and state laws that establish the separation of church and state principle, addresses key questions that all parties must ask when developing a publicly funded program in a faith-based setting, and provides examples of the precautions states have taken to ensure these programs operate legally. The appendix also provides pertinent statutes from each state and notes whether faith-based organizations are eligible to be part of state pre-k. (Education Law Center, June 2010)...

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