• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    Does your school track you on campus?


    Big Brother is Watching by GetGetFamous (Flickr)

    Two public schools in Texas are testing “smart” ID cards this school year. It is a new method of keeping track of students while at school. The “Student Locator Project” involves a tracking chip added to all student ID cards. Beginning in the fall of …

    High school newspapers confiscated for screenshot of F-bomb


    William Toscano ParkroseHS (Twitter)

    The first issue of the 2012-2013 school year’s student newspaper in Oregon was censored in October, 2012. The Bronco Blaze published a story about two Twitter accounts about Parkrose High School. One account created in August, 2012, tweeted negative and profane comments about the school and its …

    Yearbook photos banned at Minnesota school


    Stephanie Myers & daughter Yearbook Photo

    At Menagha High School in Minnesota, seniors are allowed to submit a photo of themselves for the yearbook. There are no guidelines for the yearbook staff but some photos have been rejected in the past. One student wanted a picture of himself holding a gun …

  • Does running laps constitute corporal punishment?


    Photo (not Dante) by Monica's Dad (Flickr)

    Many, if not most, school districts have written policies regarding student discipline. The use of physical punishment (swats or paddling and outside drills) have come under scrutiny in recent years. An incident in the Des Moines, Iowa school district has brought new attention to the use of …

    Romney T-shirt offends teacher


    Samantha Pawlucy

    It is common for many schools to allow Fridays to be dress-down or casual days where the dress code is relaxed within reason and students are free to wear more comfortable attire. But at Charles Carroll High School in Pennsylvania, sophomore Samantha Pawlucy was reprimanded …

    Are “run-through” banners with Bible verses at high school football games legal?


    High School Football Banner

    The Kountze High School cheerleaders in Texas thought the run-through banners they made were a non-issue since they’ve been around for decades. Recent complaints, however, resulted in a ban of the banners in September, 2012. They had already been used at three home football games when the school district superintendent banned them. …

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