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A few suggestions on how to celebrate Constitution Day

A few suggestions on how to celebrate Constitution Day

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

September 16, 2015

If everything goes right, by the end of class your students will have become intellectually engaged while discussing the fundamental legal document of our country. They'll have understood why the Constitution matters.

Students land a blow against prior review

A screenshot of the headline and graphic of The Wilson Beacon's editorial against prior review as it appeared online Aug. 31, 2015. Graphic by Ellice Ellis of The Wilson Beacon.

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

August 31, 2015

On the first day of school the new principal of Woodrow Wilson High in Washington, D.C., instituted a policy of prior review for the school newspaper. The students pushed back, and the result was heartening for all who care about a free and responsible student press.

Getting ready for a new school year

Journalists at work covering a press conference — in this case the 44th Munich Security Conference in 2008. Hopefully this year's high school journalists will do more than cover conferences. In any event, let's get ready for a new school year!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

August 1, 2015

With arrival of August comes the unofficial end of summer vacation. For publication advisers and their students that means gearing up to tell the many stories that will unfold this year both on and off campus. And IJEA is here to help, starting with our blog!

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