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Small-Town Librarian Takes On Sony–and Wins

Don’t mess with Abbe Klebanoff, the head of public services for Pennsylvania’s Lansdowne Public Library. She encouraged teens to create a music video called “Read It” to the music of Michael Jackson’s song, “Beat It,” and posted it on YouTube. What … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? Saggy Pants Edition

Perhaps you heard that the Arkansas State Legislature has banned students from wearing “clothing that exposes underwear, buttocks, or the breast of a female” at all school-related functions. So: Can they do that? Fire up the Free Speech Wayback Machine … Continue reading

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Moot Court Competition Examines Real Student Cyber-Speech Issues

David Hudson of the First Amendment Center is connecting the dots between the hypothetical case presented in the 2011 First Amendment Moot Court Competition (in which the College Of William and Mary Law School emerged victorious — Go Tribe!) and … Continue reading

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New laws let schools districts punish for cyberbullying

The Washington Post reported January 1st that “at least 13” states have passed new laws addressing cyberbullying. According to the article: Most of the laws are aimed at school districts, requiring them to develop policies on cyber-bullying — for example, … Continue reading

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Grendel kept in the curriculum

We were delighted to hear that the Sherwood, Oregon School Board voted last night to keep the novel, Grendel by John Gardner, in Sherwood High School’s 10th grade accelerated English curriculum.  Some parents object to sexual content and violence in … Continue reading

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