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Tracking School Law Twists in the Internet Age

The American School Board Journal offers educators perspective on legal twists and turns of the cyber age in a piece titled, "Blogging for Columbine." "The 'dark side' of student online expression, including some aspects of social networking sites like MySpace, confronts school officials with issues that place schools on uncertain legal ground and at the crux of conflicting societal demands," Thomas Hutton, a senior staff attorney for the National School Boards Association, writes in the July issue. Hutton goes on to point out instances where courts have been sympathetic to educators' complaints and cases where schools have received the cold shoulder. A helpful primer on freedom of expression in the Internet age.

For more on technology and learning generally, see Education Week's recent special report, Digital Directions.

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