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Hayes, Sonya D.; Burkett, Jerry R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Monica Williams, a beloved counselor of an urban middle school, is shocked to learn that she is being terminated for a comment she made on Facebook. This case was developed for use in an educational leadership course for students to evaluate an educator's right to freedom of speech in relation to social media. Instructors can use the case to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Constitutional Law, Urban Schools, Middle Schools
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Barker, Tess; McLittle, Amanda L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Residential communities are a critical component of many students' experience on a college campus, especially during their first year. Residential communities have been associated with a variety of positive outcomes, including persistence, openness to diversity, satisfaction, critical thinking, and personal development (Astin, 1977 & 1993;…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Residential Schools, Place of Residence
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Inazu, John D. – About Campus, 2018
In this engaging interview, John D. Inazu identifies confident pluralism as the way for us to thrive in connection even when divided by deep differences. Since our differences are not just going to go away, we need to learn to live with others with whom we do not agree. Inazu explains that tolerance, humility, and patience are the foundational…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Social Attitudes, Social Justice
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Reynolds, Cristin Lee; Platt, R. Eric; Malone Schaffer, Lenore; Foster, Holly – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case is for use in graduate courses pertaining to student affairs and higher education administration. It presents challenges higher education professionals face concerning anonymous social media, and specifically how threats made through anonymous social media platforms such as Yik Yak affect the entire university community. The anonymity of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Administration, Student Personnel Workers, Social Media
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McDaniel, Thomas – American Secondary Education, 2016
In today's public secondary schools, administrators face challenges that prior generations never anticipated, one of which is the T-shirt conundrum. The T-shirts that students wear to class contain all sorts of messages and images, many of which administrators may well consider inappropriate. This article is intended to help beleaguered educators…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Dress Codes, School Policy, Freedom of Speech
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Vasek, Mandy; Hendricks, Randy – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
Teachers across the United States routinely use social media to improve communication with students and parents, enrich the classroom curriculum, and engage in professional conversations with peers. However, teacher use of social media also has a dark side. Media reports are replete with stories of teachers engaging in inappropriate social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Freedom of Speech, Social Networks, Constitutional Law
Adams, Helen R. – Knowledge Quest, 2016
The American Association of School Librarians and its members have always been champions of intellectual freedom. It is a core value of school librarians and has been--and remains--an integral part of AASL's culture. Intellectual freedom is deeply embedded in AASL's standards, position statements, member-focused publications, conferences, award…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Intellectual Freedom, Librarians, Library Associations
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Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
This four-day learning activity on the controversy of exclusion of gays and subsequently atheists in Boy Scouting is particularly relevant because it highlights the complexities that surround issues of equality, equity, the provision of leisure services, First Amendment rights, and the implications of court decisions on social justice. This lesson…
Descriptors: Debate, Inclusion, Simulation, Recreational Activities
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2015
This fifth article in the series reviewing recent court decisions concerning appropriate school psychology practice from both professional and legal perspectives, asks readers to consider the summary of the Illinois case presented, and the questions and answers that follow. The primary issue is whether the school district's adverse employment…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Legal Responsibility, School Psychologists, School Districts
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Drummond, Tim – Music Educators Journal, 2014
Music with sacred texts is integral to the historical and modern development of the music education field, yet many who teach in public schools find themselves limited or banned from using sacred music. School divisions do not have a consensus opinion on how to handle this sensitive topic, and the law is not explicit. In this article, I provide an…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Ethics, Legal Problems, Music
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Geier, Brett A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
A small community in southwest Michigan has been witness to a significant cultural divide within its school system. An influential church has permeated school leadership and in many cases has overstepped the proverbial "wall separating church and state." A fairly high-profile case saw the Sixth Circuit Court enjoin the district to remove…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Church Separation, Culture Conflict, School Community Relationship
Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2013
In late 1987, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White circulated a draft opinion to his colleagues in a case about whether high school journalists had the right to be free of interference from school administrators. His opinion in the case, "Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier," sided with Missouri administrators who some four years…
Descriptors: Student Publications, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Scholastic Journalism
Eckes, Suzanne E. – Principal Leadership, 2013
Imagine a teacher who posted pictures of their favorite presidential candidate during the election season or a teacher who displayed a poster with the tenets of Scientology in the classroom. At issue in those scenarios is the extent to which teachers' expression in the classroom is protected by the First Amendment. This column focuses on a recent…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, School Policy, Religious Factors, Court Litigation
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Chmara, Theresa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
The use of electronic reading devices has proliferated in the last few years. These reading devices appear to be particularly popular with young readers. A generation of students that has grown up with computers, cell phones, iPods, and other high-tech devices is more likely to embrace electronic book technology for both their educational and…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Age Differences, Technological Advancement
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Freivogel, William H. – Social Education, 2011
History has placed the stamp of approval on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret history of the Vietnam War. If WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is another Daniel Ellsberg, then it is possible the website's disclosures will be viewed over time as similarly in the public interest. A classroom discussion on the release of…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, War, International Relations
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