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WSU honors Constitution as federal law requires
September 16, 2005

In compliance with a newly implemented law requiring all federally funded schools to honor the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17 of each year, WSU has scheduled various local events to present students with U.S. Constitution information. The date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.The law was inserted into a spending bill last fall by West Virginia Democrat Sen. Robert C. Byrd. The law states that if Sept. 17 falls on a weekend, as it does this year, the holiday may be celebrated the week before.“I think it’s important for all citizens of the United States to understand the Constitution and know our … » More …

Constitution to be taught in all schools Sept. 17
May 25, 2005

Congress has ordered all federally funded schools and colleges to hold an educational program each year on or around Sept. 17 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution, according to a notice sent to educators yesterday.    Department of Education officials acknowledged their reluctance to dispatch the notice to chief state school officers and college and university presidents instructing them to conduct the program.    “We provided the notice consistent with the law’s requirement,” said Susan Aspey, Department of Education spokeswoman.    The congressional requirement was slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill in December by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat. Mr. … » More …