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Student Speech Online: Can/Should Schools Punish It?

On Monday, June 13th 2011, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two students who both created fake MySpace profiles parodying their school principals had been unfairly disciplined by their respective school districts. In both cases, the Court … Continue reading

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Waterbury CT School District Attempts to Cancel August Wilson Play

Censorship continues full front attacks on all the arts. Two weeks into 2011, we’ve already seen censorship of David Wojnarowicz at the National Portrait Gallery; a new edition of Mark Twain’s Huckelberry Finn hit the bookstores, without the N-word; the … Continue reading

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Art school pulls student pieces from exhibition

A photograph of a male nude by Savannah College of Art & Design student Nicole Craine was among the several artworks taken down before an Open Studio Exhibition at the school in October. Reportedly, the students were given no explanation … Continue reading

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Teens Sending Nude Photos of Themselves or “Sexting”

A survey of 1,280 teens and young adults conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com finds that 22% of girls and 18% of boys said they have electronically sent or posted nude or semi-nude … Continue reading

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If you don’t see something, say something.

Recently NCAC was contacted by a high school student who was having difficulty accessing particular LGBT websites from his school. Upon further investigation this student uncovered the likely culprit- an internet filtering policy that includes the blocking of “Sites that … Continue reading

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Student Art Censored from Modesto Gallery Show

The art work of four art students at Ceres’ Central Valley High School (Ceres, CA) was rejected from the annual Young Masters Art Show. The Art Show, hosted by the Mistlin Gallery in downtown Modesto, CA, features the work of … Continue reading

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Art Teacher Rips Penis Off Student Sculpture

A student’s sculpture project at South Kingstown High School was mutilated by her art teacher even before it was completed. The reason was that the anatomically correct figure sported a penis. Apparently penises could be viewed by students when they … Continue reading

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Schools to monitor online activities of students

There’s a push nationwide to monitor and punish students’ online behavior. According to the Des Moines Register, West Burlington is believed to be the first Iowa school district to consider including cyberspace as part of its student conduct policy, which … Continue reading

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Student editorial on evolution pulled by principal

A dispiriting story in the Roanoke Times on a student who’s opinion piece on evolution was pulled by the principle principal (amusing typo, Sarah). Brandon Creasy, who is a student at Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career … Continue reading

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Gang Activity? Or Just Trying to Keep Warm?

After a student-led protest in Montgomery, NY, Valley Central High School lifted a blanket ban on neck scarves, which had been interpreted as “gang paraphernalia” by the school administration.   The protest, which included a refusal from many students to obey … Continue reading

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