• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    Longer school days are coming

    School Desks

    Starting in 2013, approximately 20,000 students in five states will be part of a pilot program to boost student achievement. The plan is to add 300 hours of learning to the school year, either by lengthening the school day or by extending the school year. …

    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 …

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