Laws & Guidance GENERAL
Religion and Public Schools

On February 7, 2003, the Secretary issued guidance on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. This guidance explains the responsibilities of state educational agencies and local educational agencies with respect to this aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

Here is the letter from the Secretary and the Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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Last Modified: 12/22/2005