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Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet Case Heard by Third Circuit

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What could be so controversial about breast cancer awareness bracelets that warrants a lawsuit about them? In Pennsylvania’s Easton Middle School, two girls wore such bracelets from the Keep a Breast Foundation, which said, “I ♥ Boobies,” and school administrators banned the bracelets and suspended the students. A federal district court ruled that the school […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 23rd, 2013 at 10:12 am

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School Board Seeks to Hold Copyrights of Student & Staff Work

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A Maryland school board has presented a proposal that would turn over the copyrights of staff- and student-produced work to the school system. As the Washington Post notes, this “could mean that a picture drawn by a first-grader, a lesson plan developed by a teacher or an app created by a teen would belong to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 9th, 2013 at 10:04 am

Students Told to Delete Facebook Accounts or Face Expulsion

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Officials at Beis Rivkah High School, an all-girls Jewish Orthodox school in Crown Heights in Brooklyn, NY, don’t want their students on Facebook, and they’re ready to expel anyone who doesn’t delete her account. CrownHeights.info, a Crown Heights community website,  reported that an anonymous school official commented that “the purpose of the crackdown was to […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 28th, 2012 at 12:16 pm