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3Rs Program — Rights, Responsibilities & Respect

Statewide programs supported by the First Amendment Center in California and Utah help school districts develop religious-liberty policies and prepare teachers to teach about religious liberty and religion in ways that are constitutionally permissible and educationally sound.

  • The California 3Rs Project, co-sponsored by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, is under way in all 10 educational regions of California.

  • The Utah 3Rs Project, co-sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education, is in the first phase of a five-year initiative that will provide programs in all Utah school districts.

In the initial phase of each 3Rs project, teams of teachers, administrators, parents, school board members and community leaders come together to learn how to use constitutional principles to negotiate conflicts and to work toward agreement on issues of religious and ethnic diversity confronting schools and communities. In follow-up workshops, teachers are prepared to teach about religions and cultures in ways that are constitutionally permissible and educationally sound.

For more information:

Dr. Bruce Grelle
Department of Religious Studies
California State University - Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0740
Phone: 530/898-4739

Charles C. Haynes
First Amendment Center/Washington
555 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202/292-6288

Martha Ball
Utah 3Rs Project Director
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
Instructional Materials, 26A
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801/538-7503
Fax: 801/538-7588

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