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September 18, 2014

A Sharp Dissent Over a School's Curb on American Flag Shirts

A full federal appeals court declines to rehear a case brought by California students barred from wearing American flag apparel during Cinco de Mayo.

March 27, 2013

Appeals Court Backs District's Ban on Confederate T-Shirts

A federal appeals court has upheld a South Carolina school district's restrictions barring a student from wearing Confederate flag T-shirts to school.

March 12, 2013

Appeals Court Backs 5th Grader's Religious Flier

A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction that allows a 5th grader to pass out invitations to a church youth party to her classmates.

February 27, 2013

New Book Releases: Literacy and Social Justice

New and recent books releases for K-12 educators tackle questions of student rights, social responsibility, and ethics both in and out of the classroom.

February 21, 2013

'Boobies' Wristbands in Schools Weighed by Full Appeals Court

The 3rd Circuit heard arguments about whether school districts may bar students from wearing the popular "I ♥ Boobies" wristbands promoting breast-cancer awareness.

June 11, 2012

Justices Decline Review of Religious Speech Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to step into a thorny case involving the free-speech rights of elementary school students and the potential legal liability of school administrators who try to limit religious speech.

March 22, 2012

Court Backs Discipline of 5th Grader in Crayon-Drawn 'Threat'

A federal appeals court upholds the suspension of a 5th grader over his reference to blowing up the school "with the teachers in it."

March 15, 2012

Judge Denies Speech Protection to Student's Rap Song

A Mississippi student's rap song on Facebook and YouTube targeting two high school's coaches as having had improper contact with female students was not protected by the First Amendment, a federal district judge has ruled.

November 15, 2011

Judge Posner on School Law and 'Spoiled Kids'

A prominent federal appeals court judge said in a speech that courts should defer more to school administrators and that students should "learn to roll with the punches" and not be hypersensitive about political or religious messages they might find offensive.

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