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Middle schools will include civics in 2010-11

May 17, 2010

Pasco gets a head start on classes required by new law.  The school district plans to implement a seventh-grade civics class in August, putting Pasco ahead of schedule as state-mandated civics requirements are phased in at all Florida middle schools.

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AMD and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Offer Game Technology Program to Hundreds of Youth Club Members

May 17, 2010

Boys and Girls Club launches Game Tech program to make digital games dealing with social issues available to youth club members.

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Proms and alcohol: Area schools tackle issue in their own ways

May 15, 2010

High school students speak out at school board meeting to express opposition to mandatory breathalyzer tests at prom because they feel the tests violate their rights.

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Illegal immigrant student hopes case helps reform

May 14, 2010

A student detained for immigration violations hopes her case will spur others to action to promote reform in immigration laws.

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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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