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School Prayer, Moment of Silence, Other Policies Concerning Religion MS Word - A number of states require schools to conduct a period of silent reflection, while others might allow it, but donít require this practice. Rather than addressing it at the state level, some states provide local boards of education with the authority to require a moment of silence. Few states (7) address the issue of reading Bible passages in the schools or posting the Ten Commandments (4). And, although the inclusion or exclusion of creationism in the teaching of school science continues to stimulate broad debate, state policies in this area are not common. This ECS StateNote provides summaries of policies in each of these areas. (Education Commission of the States, July 2000)...

State Constitutions and Public Education Governance MS Word - Each state constitution articulates, to varying degrees of detail, the state's responsibilities for providing an education to its citizens. This ECS StateNote outlines and compares the provisions in each state's constitution that concern public education governance. (Todd Ziebarth, Education Commission of the States, October 2000)...

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