Constitution Day is almost here

Monday, Sept. 17 is Constitution Day — the perfect time to talk to your students about their First Amendment rights. Here are a few helpful materials to lead that discussion:
  • The SPLC First Amendment rights diagram

    Print out and pin up this visual guide to determining if censorship by school officials is legal under the Hazelwood or Tinker standards. See diagram.
  • SPLC's First Amendment Quiz

    Are you up for the challenge? Test your understanding of the essential freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Take quiz.
  • More resources from JEA

    Check out these additional Constitution Day materials from the Scholastic Press Rights Committee of the Journalism Education Association. 
  • More resources from National Constitution Center

    Check out lesson plans, chats and other resources to get your classroom ready. 

Students in the path of Hurricane Florence are covering the storm

Many students in the Carolinas are in the process of evacuating before the hurricane hits. Amid that chaos, some incredible student journalists have stepped up to provide their classmates with the latest information including guides to available services in town, how to protect your car and real time photos.

Is your student publication covering the storm? Tweet at us @SPLC or email reporter Madison Dudley. And, of course, please stay safe!

ICYMI: Back to School Tips

Last week we posted links with tips and key information to help you get this school year off to a great start. Here's what you may have missed:
  1. Strong journalism is your best defense 
  2. Having "The Talk" about an adviser's role
  3. Copyright, model agreements and other key topics
  4. Starting the year off right with your school's administrators

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