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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will speak at this year’s First Amendment Symposium on March 5. Glenda Ritz has been an educator since 1978, and until her election in 2012 as the Superintendent of Public Instruction, she served as a Library Media Specialist at Crooked Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Superintendent Ritz […]
Mary Beth Tinker grew up in Iowa, where her father was a Methodist minister. When she was in eighth grade in 1965, she and a group of students were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to school to mourn the Vietnam war dead. A court challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union led to […]
North Central High School has been named a 2014 First Amendment high school, one of just six U.S. high schools to receive the honor. http://jeasprc.org/six-schools-earn-first-amendment-press-freedom-award/ The award recognizes public high schools that actively support, teach and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities of students and teachers, with an emphasis on student-run media where […]