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First Amendment Symposium

(Click on photos above for full photo and caption) At the First Amendment Symposium on Wednesday, the student journalist of the year finalists were recognized, along with various other award winners. Carly Lanich and Ashley Shuler–student journalist of the year finalists–were also awarded $1500 scholarships from the Hoosier State Press Association. David Adams First Amendment […]

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Glenda Ritz to speak at Symposium

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 […]

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Spotlight on Symposium speaker: Mary Beth Tinker

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 […]

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