The Virginia Senate approved a measure requiring public schools to observe a minute of silence for meditation, prayer, or reflection at the beginning of every school day. Current state law allows school boards to impose a minute of silence, but this measure demands teachers announce the purpose of the silent period. Opponents and supporters say the bill, which now faces a vote in the state’s lower house, is likely to become law.
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