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On Keeping Church and Schools Separate

Thursday, February 02, 2012

After a long legal fight, some 160 religious congregations in New York City have until Feb. 12 to stop using schools as houses of worship, even though some religious leaders are still trying to win over local legislators to change the rules. The writer, a civil liberties lawyer, says the Department of Education is right to erect a wall between religious worship and schools.

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City Moves to Halt Church Meetings at Schools

Monday, December 05, 2011

The city has set a February deadline for about 60 churches that had been holding services in city schools pending the appeal. The announcement followed a decision by the United States Supreme Court not to hear a Bronx church’s appeal of a city ban on holding worship services in public schools.

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Good, Improved and Failing: Our Lists Off the Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Part of what the annual school progress reports reveal are the schools that are subject to revamping or closing. But the reports can also show which schools are excelling, which are most improved, which are persistently failing, which exhibited the greatest student progress and which are inching up -- among many other measures. Here are some lists that SchoolBook has compiled based on schools' progress reports.

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Group Asks Supreme Court to Allow Religious Services in Schools

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Bronx evangelical church and its supporters have petitioned the United States Supreme Court to hear a case on whether New York City can bar religious services in its public schools. Backers of the church claim the city is violating a 2001 ruling by the court. New York City claims its rule against religious worship in schools is constitutional.

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