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Speaking Out on the Minute of Silence
Earlier this month, the Virginia legislature approved a mandatory minute of silence at the start of the day in public schools. The law, expected to take effect this fall after Gov. James S. Gilmore III (R) signs it, allows students to meditate, reflect, sit or pray silently.

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A Ban on Hate, or Heritage?: Ga. School Divided Over Confederate-Themed Shirts (Post, Dec. 30, 2002)

U.S. Court Votes to Bar Pledge of Allegiance: Use of 'God' Called Unconstitutional (Post, June 27, 2002)

Faith Group Asks Schools To Clarify Regulations (Post, Dec. 9, 2001)

Justices Back Bible Group: Access to School Facilities Widened (Post, June 12, 2001)

Clubs Find Open Door at Area Schools: Principals Have Acted To Accommodate Prayer (Post, June 12, 2001)

Judge Upholds Va. Schools' Silent Minute (Post, Oct. 31, 2000)

Judge Hears Debate on School Law: Students Challenging Va. Minute of Silence (Post, Sept. 9, 2000)

Few Va. Students Opt to Walk Away From Moment of Silence (Post, Sept. 6, 2000)

Loudoun Student Pays for Protest: Detention Ordered for 2nd Walkout During Minute of Silence (Post, Aug. 30, 2000)

Minute of Silence Starts: Student Leaves in Protest; Va. Officials Unsure How Best to Respond (Post, Aug. 29, 2000)

Subdued Start for Minute of Silence: Arlington Students Greet New Law With Levity, Apathy, Seriousness (Post, July 4, 2000)

Ruling May Leave 'Moment of Silence' Laws Vulnerable (Post, June 20, 2000)

School Prayer Is Dealt a Blow: High Court Strikes Down Tex. Policy Allowing Student-Led Invocations (Post, June 20, 2000)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Stadium Prayer (Post, June 19, 2000; 12:58 PM)

Schools Get New Advice On Prayer: Va. Attorney General Gives More Leeway (Post, June 17, 2000)

Tex. School Prayer Policy Scrutinized: 2 Swing Justices Appear Skeptical (Post, March 30, 2000)

Texas Prayer Case Seen as Kickoff to Bigger Issue for Court (Post, March 27, 2000)

Preaching for School Prayer: Minister-Legislator Proposes Change in State Law (Post, Feb. 16, 2000)

Community Reflects on Silence Bill: Some Question Effectiveness of a Mandated Minute in Schools (Post, Feb. 6, 2000)

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