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Scarborough superintendent says she didn't intend to infringe on students' rights ... Kukenberger reconsidered her actions Friday after a public backlash led the ACLU of Maine and Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap to warn the superintendent against infringing on students' free speech rights.
A measure protecting high school and college students' rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has been signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. ... It also ensures a student media adviser cannot be terminated, transferred or otherwise disciplined for not censoring students' speech. The new law ...

(AP) — Students' freedom of expression and due process are put at risk by a South Carolina law that led to the arrest of two high school students for ... than funnel children into the criminal justice system over minutiae and lawful activities, schools must recognize and protect students' rights," Sarah Hager, ...
Remember, students have a First Amendment right to protest, just like anybody else. The landmark Tinker v. Des Moines case pretty much settled that legal question. In it, the Supreme Court ruled students don't “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Excellence in Higher Education Act on Sunday which reinforces college students' rights to free speech at public ... The section of legislation dealing with speech on campus, referred to as the “Campus Free Expression Act,” specifically defines both free speech zones ...
Be Heard! is a free comic by cartoonist Kai Texel that outlines best practices to help kids assert their rights to speech, protest, assembly and petition, ... is the ultimate First Amendment lesson,” said Abena Hutchful, coordinator of NCAC's Youth Free Expression Program and Kids' Right to Read Project.

On Tuesday, a statement from college President Deborah F. Stanley was posted on Facebook, stating that the school “fully supports a student's freedom of expression and right to peaceful assembly and protest,” that students' “admission status will not be jeopardized should you be penalized by your school ...
Freedom X law firm, which has represented a number of conservative students and organizations in free speech cases, argues that the school's security ... that the university granted a “heckler's veto” to“[i]ndividuals wishing to silence speech” instead of sticking up for students' rights to controversial speech.
A 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision famously said students' rights to freedom of speech and expression “don't end at the schoolhouse gate.” Schools can discipline students for leaving class, says Ed Yohnka, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. But the penalty has to be applied ...
Under the settlement, the district will tweak its policy to restate and declare its support of student rights. The district also will slightly revise its high school club guidelines to state that the district cannot revoke a club's sponsorship based on expressions of free speech unless the expression violates the ...

NORTHAMPTON — The Five Colleges have joined Boston College, MIT and other colleges and universities across the country to reassure prospective students that their activism would not cost them their admission. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College ...
Unaffiliated groups are allowed to gather in any outdoor space on Grounds with minor regulations on the time, place and manner of the expression. These regulations include ... Whitehead said that the proposed policy should not infringe upon students' rights of free speech. “The University can limit the ...
Officials said they have to weigh students' free speech rights, how to keep students who walk out safe, how to support students who don't share the ... Schools also may only punish speech or expression if it is “materially and substantially” disruptive to school activities or interferes with other students' rights.
The live stream — open to students, parents, teachers and any other interested parties — will discuss walkouts and free speech and other forms of ... The ACLU also has released a students' guide to free speech, with FAQs covering students' rights on and off campus — including rules covering social ...
ACLU People Power will host a training on students' rights on Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. EST. Register here to join. Students around the country are turning last week's heartbreaking school shooting in Parkland, Florida, into an inspiring and exemplary push for legislative change. In the last few days, ...
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate to protect free speech on campus: the Free Right to Expression in Education Act. To ... speech policies have been challenged by groups, like the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the Alliance Defending Freedom, who have sued ...
But does it expand students' rights? ... Tuesday was Florida State University Day at the Capitol, and shortly before the Seminole marching band began blaring their triumphant "War Chant" outside, the Senate Education committee was locked in heated debate over free speech on university campuses.
Students' freedom of expression and due process are put at risk by a South Carolina law that led to the arrest of two high school students for videotaping a ... must recognize and protect students' rights," Sarah Hager, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's Racial Justice Program, said in a news release.


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