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What, students have rights? Not until 1943
(West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette)

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Blog, Legal issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Quick Tip27: Student First Amendment rights by Jan Ewell Before the Barnette decision, when students came into conflict with public...

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Dealing with unwanted, forced prior review QT26

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Legal issues, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

by John Bowen, MJE JEA historically has opposed prior review of student media by school officials. That opposition continues. Prior review...

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Muzzle Hazelwood with strong journalism,
status as an open public forum

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Legal issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

 Dean v. Utica Community Schools, 2004 Quick Tip 25: Student First Amendment Rights by Jan Ewell The principal of Utica High School told...

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FAPFA reminder

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog, Legal issues, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

by John Bowen, MJE It’s never too late to recognize or reaffirm the  importance of First Amendment practices and policies – and be...

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As ETHS administrators tighten the grip,
they may want to heed pastoral advice

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog, Legal issues, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 1 comment

by Stan Zoller, MJE I had the opportunity to attend an event that was simply called “We the People:  Making Our Voices Heard.” It featured...

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Takedown requests:
when the right to preserve history
conflicts with the desire to forget it QT13

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Legal issues, News, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Blog by Kristin Taylor As more student newspapers move to digital platforms, editors and advisers are facing a new and insidious form of...

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