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    National Bullying Prevention Month

    Hayley Reardon

    The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although this month is coming to an end, we must continue the efforts on a national level to stand up to bullying. In recent years there have been a number of tragic cases involving young teens …


    Straight A student with highest GPA denied valedictorian title

    Kimberly

    Kymberly Wimberly graduated from high school on May 13, 2011 from McGehee Secondary School in Arkansas. Except for one B in English, she earned straight A’s. Many of her classes were Advanced Placement and honors courses. Since Kymberly had the highest Grade Point Average at the …


    Interview with a teen advocate for LGBT youth

    Caleb with President Obama

    Caleb Laieski is a 16 year old advocate for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth. Last year Caleb was bullied and harassed at his high school in Arizona, which resulted in him getting his school and district to update its anti-discrimination policy and include protection for LGBT …


    Can a teacher make you turn your bracelet inside out?

    The issue of whether a teacher can make a student turn his or her bracelet inside out has created quite a bit of debate during the past year. One trendy bracelet which happens to raise money as well as awareness about breast cancer is the …


    Know your rights at school – dress codes

    Photo by Lisa Humes

    If you are curious about students’ rights at school concerning freedom of speech and expression, check out this podcast discussing dress codes at public schools and know whether your constitutional rights are being violated. To listen to this podcast, just click on the media player …


    Student Miranda rights: being questioned by the police at school

    The case of J.D.B. v. North Carolina was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last week. The case involves the police questioning a 13-year-old special needs student at school about crimes committed in the area. Since J.D.B. was a suspect, the police went to his school …


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