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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

April 4, 2012

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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed By GREG RISLING | Associated Press – 1 hr 23 mins ago SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The dozens of student protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police at a California community college weren’t just angry about not getting into a meeting of school trustees. They were fuming about a new Santa Monica College plan that […]

CSU Trustees To Vote On Pay Raises Amid Plans To Freeze Admissions For Spring 2013

March 20, 2012

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CSU Trustees To Vote On Pay Raises Amid Plans To Freeze Admissions For Spring 2013 March 20, 2012 7:55 AM LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In the wake of an uncertain budget, the California State Board of Trustees is expected to approve a plan Tuesday morning that would drastically reduce enrollment in CSU schools. KNX 1070′s Jon Baird reports […]

Minnesota Girl Sues School Over Facebook Privacy Invasion

March 11, 2012

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Minnesota Girl Sues School Over Facebook Privacy Invasion CNN9:56 p.m. CST, March 10, 2012 GLENWOOD, Minn. — A Minnesota middle school student, with the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union, is suing her school district over a search of her Facebook and e-mail accounts by school employees. The 12-year-old sixth grade student, identified in court […]

Utah Passes Bill Banning Sex Education in Schools

March 9, 2012

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Utah Passes Bill Banning Sex Education in Schools By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Thu, Mar 8, 2012 5:58 PM EST Most parents hope that teens will hold off on having sex, so most would agree that, when it comes to sex education, encouraging abstinenceis important. But lawmakers in Utah have taken the ideal to the extreme, […]

UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying

February 29, 2012

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UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying Nineteen students and alumni file a federal lawsuit alleging that their free speech and assembly rights were violated in the Occupy-related incident. February 23, 2012|By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times Three months after being pepper sprayed or allegedly roughed up by UC Davis campus police during an Occupy […]

Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force

December 22, 2011

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Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | AP – 26 mins ago Most major Occupy encampments have been dispersed, but they live on in a flurry of lawsuits in which protesters are asserting their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly and challenging authorities’ mass arrests and use of force to break up tent cities. Lawyers representing protesters […]

School rejects 13-year-old student because he’s HIV positive

December 1, 2011

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School rejects 13-year-old student because he’s HIV positive By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – 6 hours ago A 13-year-old boy was denied admission to a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, not because his grades aren’t good enough or because he’s had a troubled past, but because he is HIV positive.   The Delaware County boy has lived with […]