Posts Tagged ‘ school policy ’

MA School Administrators Keep First French Kiss on Optional Reading List

November 2, 2016
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A complaint about “sexually explicit” content in First French Kiss, a book that was included on the Taunton, Massachusetts, high school’s optional summer reading list, was struck down when school officials opted to keep the book in the curriculum. First French Kiss and Other Traumas by Adam Bagdasarian is an anthology of stories that follow Will as he…

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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging VA School District to Repeal Prior Review Policy

October 14, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging VA School District to Repeal Prior Review Policy

A portion of School Board Policy 9.46 that allows Virginia principals to review school newspaper content in the Falls Church City School District prior to publications is getting severe backlash in the free speech community. CBLDF joined NCAC and other free speech organizations in writing a letter to the school board asking them to repeal the…

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Montana Alternative School “Free the Nipple” Article Sparks District-Wide Controversy

March 23, 2016
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The publication of controversial topless images and profanity in a Missoula County, Montana, high school paper has led to the recall of a school newspaper, a three-day suspension of Principal Jane Bennett, and incited serious discussion about what constitutes “obscene” and to what extent school officials should regulate student’s right to free speech in school…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Cautioning Hanover Schools About Proposed Sensitive Materials Policy

January 13, 2015
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In light of Hanover, Virginia, School District’s planned discussions to reform policies for teaching specific instructional materials, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to caution school officials about the potential harm — and censorship — enacting such policies could cause. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the…

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Revised Cape Henlopen Summer Reading Policy Demands More Parental Involvement

January 6, 2015
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

In light of several decisions made by the Cape Henlopen School Board in Delaware this past year regarding their selected summer student reading, the board met on December 11 and approved a summer schoolwork policy which they hope will prevent future issues and controversies surrounding assigned reading materials. The policy being enacted is one designed…

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