Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 14
Filed under FIRST AMENDMENT, PRESS LAW, SPOTLIGHT, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, WORKSHOPS

Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case Tinker v. Des Moines that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, discussed her case with  more than 120 students and their teachers this morning in Portland at the UO Portland Center. Mary Beth discussed her case...

2012 NWSP letter to Bronco Blaze Staff…

November 10
Filed under ADVISERS, NW PERSPECTIVE, PRESS LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Dear Bronco Blaze staff: Thank you for your recent questions regarding Oregon's Student Free Expression Law. I have been following events at your school closely. I was also the one to post the stories on the Northwest Scholastic Press blog (nwscholasticpress.org). In the process of doing that, I have also contacted the Stu...

The SPLC news story: Oregon high school students ask school to return confiscated papers

October 25
Filed under OREGON STUDENT FREE EXPRESSION LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

October 23, 2012 © 2012 Student Press Law Center, Reprinted With Permission OREGON — A Portland high school’s newspaper is fighting to distribute copies of its first issue that were confiscated by administrators who didn’t like that the paper published a screenshot of a profane tweet. Edi...

Washington Appeals Court affirms trial court’s dismissal in high school newspaper oral sex story case

©2012 Student Press Law Center
August 8
Filed under STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

August 8, 2012 WASHINGTON – Four former students suing a Washington school district for an article in the student newspaper that quoted their views on oral sex were denied their request for a new trial Wednesday by the state’s Court of Appeals.The students sued after the Emerald Ridge High Scho...

Tennessee school board vows ‘investigation’ of yearbook over gay student’s profile story

Frank LaMonte, Esq., SPLC Executive Director
May 10
Filed under STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

CLICK HERE to see original post and follow updates on Student Press Law Center website | Responding to fierce public criticism, the Lenoir City, Tenn., school board is investigating the decision to publish an article in the 2012 Lenoir City High School yearbook in which a student describes hi...

ACLU award given for documentary on Tinker v. Des Moines Schools student rights case

May 3
Filed under SPOTLIGHT, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

  The 10-minute film would be a great introduction to to student press rights in any journalism class. It uses some rarely seen historic stills and recent interviews with Mary Beth Tinker to outline the background of the Tinker case and more recent rulings that limit the rights won in Tinker v. Des Moines. ...

‘Cyberbullying being fueled by organizations that stand to gain from demonizing kids’ says SPLC Director

April 23
Filed under FIRST AMENDMENT, PRESS LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

It is admirable that student journalists want to be opinion leaders on their campuses in the fight against bullying. Sticking up for vulnerable people who are victimized by powerful people is the foundational work of journalism. I hope that student journalists also will uniquely appreciate, and write...

SPLC joins forces to create realistic technology policies grounded in reality, not phobias

April 13
Filed under STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

From The Desk Of Executive Director Frank LaMonte All, I know that many of you struggle with issues relating to the inability to use YouTube, Twitter, and other technological resources with which students are comfortable and to which they have access everywhere except the classroom. Having heard t...

Tune in to monthly podcasts from SPLC

March 16
Filed under STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

Note: You can download the podcast files (in .mp3 format) directly from our Web site to listen to on your computer or MP3 player. You can also sign up for a free subscription to the SPLC Podcasts via iTunes. Simply open iTunes, click on "iTunes Store" and search for "Student Press Law Center." You w...

Sunshine Week focuses on open government

March 16
Filed under STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

Listed below are just a few of the Sunshine Week 2012 events we've heard about. To have your event or other plans listed, please send an email to dghernandez@rcfp.org and include a complete description of the event, as well as a link or email for people to register or get more information....

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