Study shows: charter schools may not be better






On average, charter schools are not performing as well as their traditional public-school peers, according to a new study that is being called the first national assessment of these school-choice options. The study, conducted by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, compared the reading and math state achievement test scores of […]




DVAU meetings scheduled now through 2011






A message from DVAU Vice-President, Janice Rael To all members and supporters of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Thanks to the hard work of our new President, Ed Joyce, DVAU has meetings booked throughout the rest of 2010 and all of 2011 for our Philadelphia and Bucks […]




DVAU Second Annual Church-State Issues Symposium 4/9/11






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group Second "Church/State Issues Symposium" sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State When: Saturday 9 April 2011 8:30 AM to 5 PM Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106 The Delaware Valley Chapter of […]




DVAU 2011 Kick-Off: Board Meeting and Volunteer Sign-Up 1/13/2011






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will hold a public meeting of the DVAU Board of Directors, followed by a brief information session and volunteer sign-up, on Thursday January 13, 2011, from 7-8pm. Tasks and duties will be delegated […]




DVAU/Philly: “Doing More With DVAU” workshop 11/22






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The November DVAU Philadelphia meeting will take place on Monday November 22 at 7pm in the Skyline Room on the 4th floor of the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia PA, at 19th and Vine Streets. DVAU Founder and VP Janice Rael will lead a discussion and […]




DVAU/Bucks: “Religion – Strict Separation or Accommodation?” video and chat






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The November Bucks County meeting of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State will be held Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 pm, at the Doylestown Library located at 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa 18901. We will begin the meeting with […]




“Strange Bedfellows: Politics and Religion” Unitarian Church, Cherry Hill 10/10/10






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group "Strange Bedfellows: Politics and Religion" Sun, October 10, 10:15am – 11:30am In the midst of the mid-term election season, the question of how social issues, religion, and politics intersect is alive and with us. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mishra creates a pulpit dialogue with […]




DVAU/Bucks “Doing More With DVAU” workshop 10/5






The Philadelphia Separation of Church and State Meetup Group The next Bucks County meeting of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State will be held Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 pm, at the Doylestown Library located at 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa 18901. DVAU Founder and Vice-President Janice Rael […]




Pledge of Allegiance vs. the Establishment Clause






For Immediate Release Contact: Janice Rael (856) 881-1816 or vice@dvau.org Pledge of Allegiance vs. the Establishment Clause Noted attorney to provide an update three years after a landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court Attorney Paul Grosswald will present an update of one of the most controversial Establishment Clause cases ever to reach the U.S. […]