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June 12, 2014

Audio Recording on School Buses Prompts Debate Over Security vs. Student Privacy

Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.

November 14, 2013

Pa. Study Asks: Has 'Zero Tolerance' Gone Too Far?

A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questions rates of suspensions and expulsions in the state.

May 03, 2013

Wis. Voucher Program Must Comply With Disabilities Law, Justice Department Says

A letter from the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that schools participating in voucher programs cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.

March 13, 2013

Free-Speech Groups Condemn Suspensions Over "Harlem Shake" Video

Several Pennsylvania students were suspended for a what a school labeled a "very graphic and very vulgar" imitation of the Harlem Shake, prompting condemnation from civil rights groups.

December 04, 2012

N.C. Law Makes Cyberbullying Against Educators a Criminal Offense

The penalty for harassing teachers is now a $1,000 fine or 60 days in jail, a move that has prompted backlash by civil rights groups.

August 09, 2012

Louisiana Schools Will Change Policy on Pregnant Students

The Delhi Charter School will change a policy that barred pregnant students -- and potentially, even those suspected of being pregnant -- from taking classes on campus.

March 28, 2012

District to Pay Settlement in LGBT Web-Filtering Case

The ACLU and a Missouri school district have reached a settlement following a judge's ruling about the district's anti-LGBT website filtering.

March 13, 2012

Suit Filed vs. District That Asked for Student's Facebook Login

Yet another in a string of legal cases that will shape how we think about student speech rights in the online age has surfaced in Minnesota.

October 27, 2011

ACLU Files for Injunction in LGBT Filtering Suit

If granted, the injunction would temporarily halt current filtering practices by the school district, which the civil rights watchdog group says violate the First Amendment and federal Equal Access Act.

September 29, 2011

ACLU: Campaign Against LGBT Filtering Effective

Ninety-six schools nationwide have stopped blocking educational websites that favorably depict LGBT since the beginning of an ACLU initiative, a report says.

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