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    Archive for the ‘Ed. Law’ Category

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    A hypothetical letter to the principal

    Let me see if I can make the argument I make in my last post a little more viable through the use of a hypothetical. This is a common technique in legal training to learn to flesh out the issues. So, imagine a principal gets an email like the one below (click on the image […]

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    Twitter, professional identity, and the 1st Amendment

    On Sunday (Easter) morning, I noticed a bunch of public school educators who I follow posting religious material on Twitter. The posts ranged from a simple “He is risen!” to longer passages from the Bible to links to live streams of religious ceremonies. In response, here’s what I posted: That was a not-so-subtle nod to […]

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    Gladwell on hiring in sports, education and law

    Well, other than “technology,” if I had to choose five tags to describe myself, sports, education and law would be in the top 5.  So, imagine my surprise when I was pointed to this video of a Malcolm Gladwell speech/presentation (what is it that he does exactly?) covering those three areas.  The main topic of […]

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    Edubloggercon at NECC – Post #1 (filtering)

    Just sat through most of the “discussion” on filtering policies.  Good/interesting discussion.  My take: “Policies” vary across districts.  Some have very stringent AUPs that go well beyond CIPA (for example).  One participant spoke about a “mature” AUP that trusts kids and teachers to do the right thing.  They treat “bad” sites like bad books or […]

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    Blogging and Free Speech Rights of Public Employees

    On occasion, I find myself itching to compose a post for this blog relating to some aspect of my work. Often, I end up stopping myself because…well…umm…because I’m scared. You see, I’m an untenured professor in a world (academia) that largely doesn’t get this whole blogging thing. It is (I’m afraid to say) still a […]

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