Monthly Archives: December 2008

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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The reason for the season: year end analyses

FIRE analyzes two big online speech cases in colleges. Looking at the MSU student found guilty of spamming for sending out emails to professors, and the blocking of JuicyCampus at TSU, the article looks at the legal and social implications … Continue reading

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Student Press Goes to Washington

With what promises to be the most crowded inauguration in US history, SPLC has issued an advisory to student journalists planning on covering the event: The Student Press Law Center is advising college journalists who plan to cover events surrounding … Continue reading

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Tango stays in the elementary school library

We were delighted to hear that the Ankeny, Iowa, School Board voted 6-1 this week to keep And Tango Makes Three in the district’s elementary school libraries without restrictions.  The book had been challenged by two parents who objected to … Continue reading

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NCAC signs letter to MSU President

NCAC and 10 other civil liberties organizations have joined FIRE and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in an open letter to the president of Michigan State University. The letter defends MSU student Kara Spencer who was charged with spamming. Here are … Continue reading

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We’re redecorating

We’re hard at work redesigning and restructuring NCAC’s website. Here are a couple images of what the new site will look like. The first one is the new homepage, the second is a sample internal page. If you click on … Continue reading

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Brave New Vote

Last night, the Coeur d’Alene School Board voted unanimously to return 26 titles (among them Brave New World, Tom Sawyer, and Alice in Wonderland) to district middle and high school classrooms.  A committee of educators had reviewed them and recommended … Continue reading

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