Posts Tagged ‘religion in public school’
Some parents are objecting to Bibles being distributed at a Chattanooga elementary school.
A judge ruled Wednesday that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games.
A Mississippi high school forced students to attend on-campus programs where fellow students urged them to turn to Jesus for hope and eternal life, according to an atheist group that has sued.
A Jesus portrait that has hung in a southern Ohio school district since 1947 was taken down Wednesday, because of concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.
To what extent do students have First Amendment rights? Recently, a three judge panel of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has written another chapter in that debate by ruling in favor of a fifth grader who was barred by school officials from handing out invitations to a Christmas party at her church.
Oklahoma public school students who express their religious views couldn’t be discriminated against under a bill passed by the House on Thursday, despite concerns from opponents that such protections already exist.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that could lead to student-led prayer over school intercoms or at graduations or sporting events. The American Civil Liberties Union said the measure, which becomes law July 1, is likely to prompt a lawsuit in the school year that begins in August.
The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that could legalize student prayer before school audiences.
Salt Lake City’s Deseret News looks into why Modesto, Calif., is the only school district in the U.S. requiring students to take a world religions course.
North Carolina elementary school that told girl to remove reference to God before reading her poem to students was technically defensible, but it probably would have been better to let her read it as written.
Good News Club says Buena Park School District’s refusal to allow it to use classroom space after-hours at no cost violates its constitutional rights.
Pre-game prayers have been at the heart of a flurry of recent incidents; a safer course for public schools would be to call for a moment of silence.
‘No other persons who are not associated with the school are allowed to stand in the lunchroom like this,’ parents’ complaint states, alleging ‘an endorsement of religion.’
As classes get under way, students across America will form religious clubs, pray together in their free time, and in many other ways belie the myth of the ‘godless public schools.’
Three-judge panel overturns lower court’s denial of preliminary injunction allowing religious club to participate in after-school program, Education Week reports.