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Schultz v. Medina Valley Independent School District

In May 2011, we learned that the Medina Valley School District in Castroville, Texas intended to sponsor at least two student-led prayers at its upcoming high-school graduation.

A.A. v. Needville Independent School District

Challenge to public-school district's grooming policy requiring boys to wear their hair short by parents of a Native American kindergartner who wears his hair long and in braids in accordance with his family's religious beliefs.

Staley v. Harris County

Challenge to monument of open King James Bible that was donated by the Star of Hope Mission and placed outside the entrance of the Harris County courthouse in Texas.

Doe v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board

Challenge to practice of local Louisiana school board to open meetings with an invocation, which often was sectarian prayer.

Doe v. Beaumont Independent School District

Challenge to Texas public school district's "clergy-in-schools" program, whereby clergy served as counselors and mentors to students.

Croft v. Perry

In 2003, the Texas legislature amended the Texas Education Code, taking a previously optional moment of silence and making it mandatory. The legislature also changed the designated list of options: previously a student could "reflect or meditate"; after the amendment, students could "reflect, pray, meditate, or engage in any other silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student."