Can They Really Say That? K-12 Students’ First Amendment Rights In 2022

with
Dr. Jim Castagnera
On-Demand
$79.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain the First Amendment rules that affect students. You will learn how to adapt your policies to comply with recent court decisions.

What You'll Learn

  • Do First Amendment rules apply to minor students?
  • What should a legal student speech policy look like in 2022?
  • How do recent Supreme Court free speech decisions affect schools?
  • How can you manage student newspapers and other media?
  • What are the ACLU, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and other advocacy groups watching for?

Training Overview

Learn what student speech is protected by recent Supreme Court decisions.

Less than a year ago, in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., the U.S. Supreme Court shook up K-12 public educators by declaring that a high school cheerleader had suffered a violation of her First Amendment free-speech rights. The American Civil Liberties Union declared this a major victory and even marketed a t-shirt with the student’s obscenity emblazoned on it.

Courts have given K-12 students significant latitude to speak their minds and demonstrate their views. Issues ranging from school shootings to climate change have inspired recent student activism.’

You are not without recourse when student speech and demonstrative activities disrupt the educational process. But, as the Mahanoy Area case reminded us, curbing student speech is a tricky business.

  • Do First Amendment rules apply to minor students?
  • What should a legal student speech policy look like in 2022?
  • How do recent Supreme Court free speech decisions affect schools?
  • How can you manage student newspapers and other media?
  • What are the ACLU, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and other advocacy groups watching for?

Who Should Attend?

  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Special education directors
  • Department chairs
  • Clinical staff
  • Program directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education non-profit groups
  • Community engagement professionals
  • School leaders
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Learning strategists
  • Literacy coaches
  • Future teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Student services directors
  • School curriculum directors
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Behavior specialists
  • Superintendents
  • District administrators
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Charter school board members

Expert Presenter

Dr. Jim Castagnera

  • Member and the Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • Holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University

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