U.S. Department of Education's Guidelines on Religious Expression in Public Schools

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These guidelines provide information regarding constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. They address topics such as: 

  • Prayer During Noninstructional Time
  • Organized Prayer Groups and Activities
  • Teachers, Administrators, and other School Employees
  • Moments of Silence
  • Accommodation of Prayer During Instructional Time
  • Religious Expression and Prayer in Class Assignments
  • Student Assemblies and Extracurricular Events
  • Prayer at Graduation
  • Baccalaureate Ceremonies

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