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Extractions: Introduction Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ("ESEA") of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires the Secretary to issue guidance on constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. In addition, Section 9524 requires that, as a condition of receiving ESEA funds, a local educational agency ("LEA") must certify in writing to its State educational agency ("SEA") that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public schools as set forth in this guidance. The Section 9524 Certification Process In order to receive funds under the ESEA, an LEA must certify in writing to its SEA that no policy of the LEA prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools as set forth in this guidance. An LEA must provide this certification to the SEA by October 1, 2002, and by October 1 of each subsequent year during which the LEA participates in an ESEA program. However, as a transitional matter, given the timing of this guidance, the initial certification must be provided by an LEA to the SEA by March 15, 2003.
Holiday School Letter Can schools teach about the biblical origins of holidays such as The federal appealscourt in Florey defined what activities are considered a part of http://www.aclj.org/info/ILxmssch.asp
Extractions: Holiday School Letter Dear Concerned Citizens, The American Center for Law and Justice wishes everyone a happy holiday season. Undoubtedly, students in school districts all over the country are celebrating the holidays in a variety of creative and entertaining ways. We are aware that some of these celebrations may be hindered by questions of what is permitted or prohibited by the United States Constitution. Consequently, the purpose of this letter is to assist local school district officials in addressing both what activities are permissible for schools to engage in, and to protect the rights of student participation in Christmas or other holiday observances in public schools. By way of introduction, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is a not-for-profit public interest and educational group. Our organization exists to educate the public and the government about the right to freedom of speech, particularly in the context of the expression of religious sentiments. The undersigned has served as lead counsel in two significant United States Supreme Court cases in this area: Lamb's Chapel v. Center Moriches School District
Extractions: [Federal Register: November 5, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 214)] [Notices] [Page 60430] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr05no99-49] ======================================================================= - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century; Meeting AGENCY: National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of meeting. - SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (Commission). This notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. DATE AND TIME: Monday, November 29, 1999, from 3:30 to approximately 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 30 from 8:30 a.m. to adjournment at approximately 4:30 p.m. ADDRESS: The Washington Hilton and Towers, International Ballroom East, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009, telephone: (202) 483-3000, fax: (202) 232-0438. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Linda P. Rosen, Executive Director, The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, US Department of Education, Room 6W252, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 260-8229, fax: (202) 260-7216. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century was established by the Secretary of Education and is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (P.L. 92-463, as amended; 5 U.S.C.A. Appendix 2). The Commission was established to address the pressing need to significantly raise student achievement in mathematics and science by focusing on the quality of mathematics and science instruction in K-12 classrooms nationwide. The Commission will develop a set of recommendations with a corresponding, multifaceted action strategy to improve the quality of teaching in mathematics and science. The meeting of the Commission is open to the public. The proposed agenda will focus on (1) What is known about effective teaching that leads to high levels of mathematical and scientific understanding among all students, and (2) What it takes to enable teachers to teach in this way. The proposed agenda will include both plenary sessions and presentations. Space may be limited and you are encouraged to register if you plan to attend. You may register through the Internet at AmericaCounts@ed.gov or JamilaRattler@ed.gov. Please include your name, title, affiliation, complete address (including e-mail, if available), telephone and fax numbers. If you are unable to register through the Internet, you may fax your registration information to The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century at (202) 260-7216 or mail to The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, US Department of Education, Room 6W252, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202. The registration deadline is November 22, 1999. Any individual who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Jamila Rattler at (202) 260-8229 by no later than November 17, 1999. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Records will be kept of all Commission proceedings, and will be available for public inspection at The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 6W252 from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays. Dated: October 27, 1999. Marshall S. Smith, Acting Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 99-28839 Filed 11-4-99; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000-01-M
Archived: Religion In The Public Schools: A Joint Statement Of Current Law A statement drafted by 35 religious and publicpolicy organizations, in an effort to find common ground Category Society Issues Church-State Relations Public Schools to announce their meetings, if a school receives federal funds and Religious holidays.Generally, public schools may teach about religious holidays, and may http://www.ed.gov/Speeches/04-1995/prayer.html
Extractions: A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n April 1995 The following document was not produced by the U.S. Department of Education. Secretary Riley, however, is a strong supporter of continuing efforts by religious and education organizations to find common ground on the issue of religious expression in public schools. The Secretary has said many times before, "Public schools should not be hostile to religion." This document reflects a significant new effort by religious groups to find common ground. Student Prayers Appendix: Organizational Contacts The Constitution permits much private religious activity in and about the public schools. Unfortunately, this aspect of constitutional law is not as well known as it should be. Some say that the Supreme Court has declared the public schools "religion-free zones" or that the law is so murky that school officials cannot know what is legally permissible. The former claim is simply wrong. And as to the latter, while there are some difficult issues, much has been settled. It is also unfortunately true that public school officials, due to their busy schedules, may not be as fully aware of this body of law as they could be. As a result, in some school districts some of these rights are not being observed. The organizations whose names appear below span the ideological, religious and political spectrum. They nevertheless share a commitment both to the freedom of religious practice and to the separation of church and state such freedom requires. In that spirit, we offer this statement of consensus on current law as an aid to parents, educators and students.
Extractions: OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SANTA CLAUS THEOLOGY, TELLING CHILDREN, SAVING CHRISTMAS VACATIONS Click Here to Visit our Sponsors. Santa, as taught to most children, has most of the attributes of God: He is virtually omnipresent . He can visit hundreds of millions of homes in one night. He is omniscient . He monitors each child; he is all-seeing and all-knowing; he knows when they are bad and good. Although not omnipotent, he does have great powers. He can manufacture gifts for hundreds of millions of children, and deliver them in one night each to the correct child. He is all-good and all-just . He judges which children have shown good behavior and rewards them appropriately. Bad children are bypassed or receive a lump of coal. He is eternal He rewards good and punishes bad behavior. However, there are negative aspects to Santa's behavior that can damage a child's self-esteem: In practice, children are not rewarded with gifts according to their behavior; they receive presents according to the amount of money that their parents are willing or able to spend on them at Christmas time. A child may receive little or nothing from Santa because his/her parents are poor. Unfortunately, the child has probably adsorbed from the media and their friends only bad children get nothing from Santa. He/she might begin to look upon themselves as a bad person. This may well damage their self esteem.
ADL Resources - Religion In The Public Schools to teach evolution and should not teach any theory that Guidelines for Public SchoolsDuring the December holidays. federal Funding for FaithBased Initiatives. http://www.adl.org/religion_ps/evolution.asp
Extractions: No. Educators may not teach, as fact, the theory that humankind was created by a divine being. In science classes, educators must present only scientific explanations for life on earth and scientific critiques of evolution. Furthermore, schools may not refuse to teach evolution in an effort to avoid offending religious individuals. The United States Supreme Court has held that it is unconstitutional to require educators who teach evolution also to teach creationism. Aguillard v. Edwards
ADL Resources - Religion In The Public Schools be excused from classes that teach about religious Guidelines for Public SchoolsDuring the December holidays. federal Funding for FaithBased Initiatives. http://www.adl.org/religion_ps/teaching.asp
Extractions: Education Religion in the Public Schools Teaching About Religious Holidays General Rule: Teachers must be careful not to cross the line between teaching about religious holidays (which is permitted) and celebrating religious holidays (which is not). Celebrating religious holidays in the form of religious worship or other practices is unconstitutional. Teaching about a holiday will be constitutional if it furthers a genuine secular program of education, is presented objectively, and does not have the effect of advancing or inhibiting religion. See Florey v. Sioux Falls School Dist. 49-5, 619 F.2d 1311 (8th Cir.), cert. denied , 449 U.S. 987 (1980). The U.S. Supreme Court has not specifically ruled on this subject.
Teach-inchina.com - Coming Soon SBFE is a special federal government department under the do senior teachers andinstructors teach a week? The Chinese people also celebrate holidays at New http://www.canadaedu.com/teach-inchina/faq.htm
Extractions: CHINA TEACHING PROGRAM Frequently Asked Questions What is this program based on? The China Teaching Program (CTP) is based on goodwill cooperation between the State Bureau of Foreign Experts (SBFE) in China and ) in Canada. Who is the SBFE? SBFE is a special federal government department under the State Council of the People's Republic of China in charge of the affairs of foreign teachers and experts. One of its main duties is to draw up a plan of the need for foreign experts over the whole country, and to supervise the employment of foreign experts by pertinent departments, regions and work units. Language teachers form a sub-group of foreign experts. Who is CISA CISA is a Canadian organization licensed by SBFE who helps SBFE recruit professional and technical personnel in Canada. Who is qualified for teaching positions in China?
Highgrove Community Federal Credit Union: teach and learn good savings habits. Stow away some extra cash for the holidays.Make it a happy holiday with our Holiday Club Savings accounts. http://www.highgrove.org/savings.html
Extractions: Savings Accounts Savings accounts for every size budget and all manner of financial goals are available to Highgrove members. And as always, our members enjoy better-than-bank interest rates. Check out our current interest rates What are your savings goals? Liquid cash with low minimum investment Share Savings may be right for you. This basic savings account can build a cash reserve for emergencies, vacation or tuition, or simply to practice the principle of "paying yourself first." Dividends are calculated on your average daily balance and paid monthly.
Family Support Division (706) 5455377, Monday Friday 830 am 430 pm; closed federal/training holidays.AFTB is a training program designed to teach individuals and families http://www.benning.army.mil/acs/
Extractions: Family Assistance Center (FAC) (This toll-free line is only for use by clients Family Assistance Center (FAC) (706) 545-2536/7517/4043, Monday Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm; closed Federal/training holidays. When it is not necessary to fully activate a Family Assistance Center, the ACS Center will provide information, referral, and follow-up and to meet the immediate needs of family members. Soldiers (retired and active), National Guard, Reservists, and their family members with I.D. cards are eligible for services. The toll-free line, 1-866-540-9800, is only for use by clients outside the local area network. (706) 545-2536/7517/4043, Monday Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; closed on Federal/training holidays. The office for the Director of Army Community Service (ACS) is co-located with managers for the Family Advocacy Program, Exceptional Family Member Program, Employment Readiness Program, Army Emergency Relief, Installation Volunteer Coordinator/ACS Volunteer Program/Family Readiness Group Coordinator, ACS Deployment and Mobilization Readiness, and the Information, Referral and Follow-up Program. Monday Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; closed on Federal/training holidays.
What Are The Issues? Although public schools may teach about religious holidays holidays, schools maynot observe holidays as religious The federal Equal Access Act, passed in 1984 http://www.pta.org/ptawashington/issues/religion.asp
Extractions: If you are a PTA member and would like additional information about this issue, click here Issues involving religion in the public schools remain highly controversial and politically charged. To resolve confusion regarding religious expression in our nation's public schools, the U.S. Department of Education developed guidelines for school officials, teachers, students, and parents on the important issue of religious freedom consistent with constitutional requirements. The guidelines are drawn from Religion in the Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law , developed in 1995 by 35 religious groups. National PTA and the Freedom Forum jointly published in 1996
Indian Craft Shop - Artist Of The Month teach them about their responsibilities as they grew older and to teach them respect openMonday thru Friday from 830 am to 430 pm Closed federal holidays. http://www.indiancraftshop.com/artist.html
Extractions: (Laguna) In addition to special shows, The Indian Craft Shop Artist of the Month Program showcases the work of an individual artist each month. This program illustrates the diversity of tribal areas and the wide variety of artistic expressions and traditions in the country today. For almost 30 years, Duane Maktima has produced incredibly beautiful jewelry. His work has a distinctive sculptural quality that makes his pieces more than just adornment, they are small masterpieces of art and culture. "My grandfather told me that 'Maktima' means searching for eagles," says Duane. His work has been compared to a bird in flight seemingly effortless grace and form. A master of design, his bracelets, necklaces and rings are elegant, with clean lines and geometric symmetry. Some pieces recreate symbols of the ancient Southwestern peoples, some echo Maktima's early love of Art Deco and Scandinavian design, but all are contemporary with his own unique style.
ARC Postdoctoral Fellowships FAQ Grant writing and grant submissionWe can teach you about grant writing and The stateand federal holidays, on which postdoctoral fellows can take leave, are http://psychiatry.uchc.edu/research/ARC/postdocs/FAQ.php
Extractions: ARC Postdoctoral Fellowships FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (REV. 9/5/99, Page 1) Health Insurance -If, and only if, a postdoctoral fellow is receiving compensation in addition to the stipend, the health insurance choices are the same choices that are available to UCHC staff. The range of choices includes HMO, POE, or POS-type coverage. The health benefits officer for the UConn Health Center can provide more detail. If a postdoctoral fellow is not receiving additional compensation, then he/she must purchase his/her own coverage. Upon presentation of a receipt, the postdoc training program can reimburse the fellow for this disbursement, but only for health insurance costs for the individual postdoc fellow (not for family or dependents). Position Title There is no title for the position other than Postdoctoral Fellow. This is not a faculty position. Grant writing and grant submission We can teach you about grant writing and help you to develop a grant application that you could submit upon securing a faculty position. However, according to institutional and NIH regulations, postdoctoral fellows are not permitted to submit grant applications to NIH or to serve as a principal investigator. The only minor exception to this rule is the F32 grant application (which is an application for an individual postdoctoral fellowship). We typically cover grantsmanship topics in the seminar every other year. Can we change the start date specified in the offer letter?
Search Results the United States, there are 10 federal holidays set by month by month for celebratingholidays, birthdays, and as dayto-day activities that teach new skills http://teachervision.com/tv/theme/Passover
Search Results Create calendar playing cards to teach students the days 19, holidays Religious andSecular, 2001 (Grades Pre United States, there are 10 federal holidays set by http://teachervision.com/tv/tvsearch/theme=New Year&mode=-narrow-modify&n=10&off
Extractions: Literature Tie-in. Dara's grandfather is homesick for Cambodia this New Year and Dara, understanding his feelings, wants to help. He decides to paint pictures of Cambodia as New Year's gifts for his family, and he asks his grandfather for some advice. Sharing their memories helps bring them comfort and hope. New Year (Grades Pre-K - 12)
Extractions: Pegged "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Who could dispute the truth of that Golden Rule, which is found in the scriptures of nearly every religion? Is it likely to warp the mind of a first grader? Patricia Matthews doesn't think so, and she's distressed that she may have to take a poster with the verse on it off the wall in her Austin Elementary School classroom because it has the Bible reference, "Luke 6:31." How about a big, yellow smiley face with this bit of wisdom: " Smile, God loves you." Yes, she's been ordered to remove that from her wall as well. An impending inspection by officials with the Texas Education Agency makes the speedy removal crucial, because religious instruction in public schools is prohibited. "Public schools may not provide religious instruction, but they may teach about religion, including the Bible or other scripture..." say the guidelines, which are based on Supreme Court decisions and state and federal education codes.
Bank Information For Consumers federal holidays, 2003 Banks are closed on the following days in 2003 Wednesday,January 1 New Year's Day; National teach Children to Save Day. http://www.tnbankers.org/consumers.htm
Extractions: National Teach Children to Save Day NEW Bankers in the Community ATM Safety Tips ATMs have revolutionized banking. You now have access to your account 24 hours a day! In minutes you can deposit or withdraw funds from a checking or savings account as well as check the balance of those accounts. It is also possible to transfer funds from one account to another via an ATM. ATMs are available for your use throughout the country and worldwide. Following are some tips on how to use your ATM card and an ATM safely: Protect your ATM card and keep it in a safe place. Immediately notify your bank if it is lost or stolen.
The Advisor-October 1997 Foundation, agrees that public schools can teach about the made no definitive rulingon religious holidays in the has let stand a lower federal court decision http://www.rmfc.org/adv9710.html
Extractions: When the federal jury returned a death sentence for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, the reaction outside Denver's federal courthouse by onlookers was mixed. There was not the jubilation that followed the guilty verdict 11 days earlier. It is very rare for a Colorado jury, albeit a federal jury, to impose the death penalty on a convicted murderer. Coloradans have always been very reserved when it comes to sentencing a murderer to death. The state hasn't had an execution since 1967 and has only five people on death row. Information from the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington D.C. shows that Colorado has the third lowest total in the nation among capital-punishment states. In contrast, California leads the nation with 476 death-row inmates. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) latest report, there were 176 homicides in Colorado in 1996. The CBI defines homicide as, "the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another." Over the past 10 years there have been over 1,800 homicides in Colorado and yet there are only five death-row inmates. One of the five people on Colorado's death row, Gary Lee Davis, was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1986 rape and murder of Virginia May near Byers in Adams County. The 53-year-old Davis has been on death row for the past 11 years awaiting his execution by lethal injection. He recently confessed to the crime and told the victim's family that he was sorry.
ACLU Issues Church And State to announce their meetings, if a school receives federal funds and Religious holidays.14. Generally, public schools may teach about religious holidays, and may http://archive.aclu.org/issues/religion/relig7.html
Extractions: A Joint Statement Of Current Law The Constitution permits much private religious activity in and about the public schools. Unfortunately, this aspect of constitutional law is not as well known as it should be. Some say that the Supreme Court has declared the public schools "religion-free zones" or that the law is so murky that school officials cannot know what is legally permissible. The former claim is simply wrong. And as to the latter, while there are some difficult issues, much has been settled. It is also unfortunately true that public school officials, due to their busy schedules, may not be as fully aware of this body of law as they could be. As a result, in some school districts some of these rights are not being observed. The organizations whose names appear below span the ideological, religious and political spectrum. They nevertheless share a commitment both to the freedom of religious practice and to the separation of church and state such freedom requires. In that spirit, we offer this statement of consensus on current law as an aid to parents, educators and students. Many of the organizations listed below are actively involved in litigation about religion in the schools. On some of the issues discussed in this summary, some of the organizations have urged the courts to reach positions different than they did. Though there are signatories on both sides which have and will press for different constitutional treatments of some of the topics discussed below, they all agree that the following is an accurate statement of what the law currently is.