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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
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
Palestini, Robert; Falk, Karen Palestini – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
This third edition expands coverage on such topics as the law and students with disabilities, confidentiality, sexual harassment, student searches and tuition vouchers. It also includes some new topics such as bullying, copyright law, and the law and the internet. Both public and nonpublic school educators are aware that courts, over the last…
Descriptors: School Law, Court Litigation, Public Schools, Private Schools
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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
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Cyberbullying has emerged as one of the fastest growing issues faced by school leaders. It involves the use of technology to bully another person and can occur through the use of e-mail, instant messaging or texting, blogs, postings on websites, or through social media. The most common definition of cyberbullying is that it includes repeated,…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Internet, Web Sites
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
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
Cyberbullying involves repeated and unwanted aggressive behavior using the Internet, cell phones or other digital devices and is used to hurt or embarrass another person. The National Crime Prevention Council found that 43% of teens had experienced some form of cyberbullying in the past year and that cyberbullying is most common among 15-16 year…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Personnel, Aggression, Crime