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McCollum v. Board of Education: A lesson in liberty

The Champaign public school district’s decision to invite representatives of multiple faiths to teach in its classrooms led to a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down 65 years ago on March 8, 1948 For the first time, the Court declared that the establishment clause of the First Amendment applied to the states, sharply limiting efforts to incorporate religious activities into public schools.

Fla. school erred in barring Easter fliers, judge says

Tampa Bay Times: U.S. magistrate judge rules that denying a fourth-grader permission to hand out invitations to an Easter-egg hunt violated his First Amendment rights.

8th Circuit backs Minn. Good News Club

Three-judge panel overturns lower court’s denial of preliminary injunction allowing religious club to participate in after-school program, Education Week reports.

New guidelines: stop bullies, but spare free speech

Education Week reports on today’s release of ‘Harassment, Bullying and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools.’

Guidelines to help schools stop bullying, keep free speech

May 22 press conference in D.C. will release ‘Harassment, Bullying and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools,’ endorsed by 17 national groups, which aims to combat bullying while upholding free speech.

Justices leave school limits on religious messages intact

San Francisco Chronicle reports U.S. Supreme Court won’t review 9th Circuit ruling that California math teacher’s religion-themed classroom banners were unacceptable in public school.

Student loses case involving religious message in speech

Federal court finds New York state public school had a legitimate purpose in preventing class co-president from ending her speech with a religious blessing.

Religious liberty in public schools overview

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …
— Religious-liberty clauses, First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
More than 200 years after their enactment, the first 16 words of the Bill of Rights undergird the boldest and most successful experiment in religious freedom in human history. Despite periodic [...]