student expression

Students Made Noise and Put the Best of the First Amendment on Display

Thousands of people and Newseum visitors put their First Amendment freedoms in action during the March for Our Lives weekend.
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Are high schools teaching students to devalue free speech?

When high school students are threatened and punished for using their First Amendment rights, is it any wonder they show intolerance of free speech as they enter college?
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Newseum to Host Program With Student Journalists From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

The Eagle Eye journalists will be in Washington, D.C., to attend the “March for Our Lives” rally on March 24.
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Podcast: Reporting as a Survivor

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Four student journalists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School describe the experience of reporting on the shooting that occurred at their own school.
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School walkouts in the wake of ‘Parkland’ — protected by the First Amendment or not?

Parkland student protests

As the youth movement around gun control gains steam, some schools have threatened students with suspension and other consequences if they protest on school grounds.
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NewseumED Pilots Fake News Class at Palo Alto High School

Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif.

The class, developed with student input, is aimed at improving students’ media literacy.
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Students Have an “Alternate Understanding” of the First Amendment

Threats to Campus Free Speech

Newseum President and CEO Jeffrey Herbst argues that students increasingly believe in the “right to non-offensive speech.”
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Cheerleader’s silence not ‘disruptive’

Can a silent cheerleader disrupt school activities? Is there a legitimate educational reason to punish a student for refusing to cheer for her alleged attacker? These questions form the basis
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Participant in famous book-banning case looks back

More than 30 years ago, 15-year-old Russell Rieger and some of his fellow students in Island Trees, N.Y., didn’t like the idea of school officials’ removing books by Kurt Vonnegut, Ralph Ellison,
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It’s elementary, children have First Amendment rights too

The First Amendment sets no age limit. Its text says that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” It has no “adults only” modifier. It protects
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