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Collinwood Student Walkout

May 14, 2010

High school students walk out in protest of teacher layoffs, and again in protest of arrests of two students at first demonstration.  The article discusses the students' use of YouTube and Facebook to organize the protest and expresses concern that adult groups improperly steered the students.

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Sachem Student at Center of Anti-Bullying Legislation

May 11, 2010

Student complaints about bullying lead to county anti-bullying legislation.

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Student Gets Detention for Possessing Piece of Candy

May 10, 2010

A Texas 3rd grader had to serve a one-week detention after a teacher found a single Jolly Rancher candy in her possession, and her family plans to appeal the decision to the school board.

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In New Jersey, a Civics Lesson in the Internet Age

Apr 27, 2010

Students use Facebook to organize school walkouts in protest of New Jersey Governor Christie's cuts in state funding for schools.

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Arcadia High School wins national championship on U.S. Constitution

Apr 26, 2010

Arcadia High School won a national championship Monday that tested students' knowledge of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution.

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