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Quigley, Kaitlin A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The internet plays an increasingly important role in the lives of contemporary college students. Use of social media and other forms of electronic communication have fundamentally changed the ways in which students interact with others. Often, students' online speech can lead to disciplinary action against them. This study considers the current…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, College Students, Constitutional Law, Internet
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
Chmara, Theresa – Knowledge Quest, 2015
Courts have held that minors have First Amendment rights and that those rights include the right to receive information. However, how does that apply in the school setting? The First Amendment prohibits governmental entities from unconstitutionally infringing rights of free speech. Students in public schools, therefore, do have rights under the…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Religion, Freedom of Speech, Court Litigation
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Bon, Susan C.; Bathon, Justion; Balzano, Anne-Marie – Journal of School Public Relations, 2013
School districts are facing a sensationalized and alarming trend of unprofessional conduct and social media misuse by public school teachers. Likewise, recent court cases as well as highly publicized scandals raise concern that inappropriate relationships between teachers and students can be initiated through online social media. These emergent…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Public School Teachers, Court Litigation, School Districts
Blacher, Michael; Weaver, Roger – Independent School, 2013
On the morning of December 16, 1965, in Des Moines, Iowa, a 13-year-old junior high school student named Beth Tinker got dressed and went to school. She wore a black armband to protest the war in Vietnam. The school promptly suspended her for wearing a symbol of political dissent. So began one of the nation's most celebrated cases involving…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Private Schools, Internet, Social Networks
Silverglate, Harvey A.; French, David; Lukianoff, Greg – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
Since its first publication in 2005, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has distributed more than 138,000 print and online copies of its "Guide to Free Speech on Campus." In that time, FIRE's commitment to advocating on behalf of the essential rights discussed in the pages that follow has remained unwavering;…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Campuses, College Students
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has called America's colleges and universities "vital centers for the Nation's intellectual life," but the reality today is that many of these institutions severely restrict free speech and open debate. Speech codes--policies prohibiting student and faculty speech that would, outside the bounds of campus, be…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Gooden, Mark A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Principals have acknowledged the challenges with remaining current on issues in the law. A unique challenge for principals is the intersection of students' First Amendment rights in the school context and the legal issues surrounding student-created webpages. Using a randomly selected sample of Ohio high school secondary principals, I investigated…
Descriptors: Principals, Constitutional Law, Legal Problems, Administrator Attitudes
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Hutchens, Neal – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2012
Online activities increasingly represent a common part of the student experience. Along with seeking to engage students in positive ways in relation to their online activities, colleges and universities must also deal with instances of when students' online expression potentially violates campus conduct standards. This article provides a review of…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Internet, Legal Responsibility, Computer Mediated Communication
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2011
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and accompanying report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Myers, Jill Joline; McCaw, Donna S.; Hemphill, Leaunda S. – Corwin, 2011
A parent brings a cyber bullying incident to your attention and expects you to resolve it. What are the students' rights and your responsibilities according to the law? Because the laws regarding disciplinary action are still evolving, this manual fills the gap by providing public school leaders with data-driven solutions for managing cyber…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Discipline, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2010
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and resulting report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Brunner, Judy; Lewis, Dennis – Principal Leadership, 2010
The First Amendment does not protect a bully when it comes to vulgar or intimidating language. When the language or behavior interferes with another student's educational opportunities--whether it is done inside or outside of school--it is not protected by freedom of speech or expression, and it should be addressed by school officials.…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Compliance (Legal), Educational Opportunities, Bullying
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Shearer, Kimberly M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2010
Success in today's global market requires students to attain numerous 21st-Century skills, including collaborative and communication skills, and knowledge of how to use technology to both locate and create information. The use of instructional blogging in the classroom is one way to help students develop such skills. The Children's Internet…
Descriptors: Library Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Monthly, 2010
The American Library Association's (ALA) "Library Bill of Rights" is important to school librarians because it provides the philosophical structure for intellectual freedom in school libraries and asserts the rights of minors. It states: "A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information, School Libraries, Professional Associations
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