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Oregon teacher on the hot seat: What happened?


November 4, 2014 by Claire Knight

By now, everyone should know that cameras are everywhere. This teacher in Oregon learned that lesson the hard way.

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Was ‘sexting’ policy clear enough? Student says, ‘No’


October 22, 2014 by Claire Knight

After being disciplined for sending inappropriate pictures, this Texas student claimed the school’s rules weren’t clear. How did the court weigh in?

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Lovers’ quarrel on social media leads to lawsuit


September 17, 2014 by Claire Knight

In recent months, a lot of attention has been paid to making sure colleges and universities respond properly to allegations of sexual misconduct by students.

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Policy changes: Cell phone use in class


July 22, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

Most schools across the U.S. implemented very strict cell phone policies when the devices first became widely used by school-aged children. These policies, however, are changing.

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What has students’ attention? 5 top hits


July 8, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

Media apps and websites are popping up daily and grabbing the attention of students.

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Caught on camera: 4 teachers arrested


June 23, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

Four more teachers have been caught abusing students in the worst way.

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Social media: Serious problems at 6 schools


June 18, 2014 by Ashley Zawistowski

With new social media platforms popping up every day, it’s nearly impossible to keep up.

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Inappropriate pics passed around school: Victim attempts suicide


February 20, 2014 by Claire Knight

As you know, sexting has caused serious problems at schools in recent years. Here’s the latest example:

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Was tenured teacher ‘forced’ to resign for texting?


February 18, 2014 by Claire Knight

In recent years, many teachers have gotten in trouble for sending inappropriate text messages to students. But what about perfectly innocent texting — is that OK?

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Teacher files wrongful termination suit, receives threatening texts


December 23, 2013 by Claire Knight

Rochelle Daniels — a former private school teacher in Illinois — has filed a lawsuit that claims she was fired for doing the right thing.

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