Two free webinars, White supremacist group sues university over refusal to rent room for speech and Al Franken pushing FCC to keep internet protections
Politics in the classroom isn’t new, but it does feel different this year. The violence in Charlottesville coincided with the back to school rush, and our nation’s violent partisan reality looms as a silent force in many teachers’ and students’ minds.
District judge finds Arizona anti-ethnic studies law violates Fourteenth and First Amendments; Should protesters be allowed to have guns? Transgender reveal in kindergarten class leaves parents feeling “betrayed”; And 30 days until Banned Books Week!
What is a public forum? Teaching the art of the difficult classroom conversation. And 44 days until Banned Books Week!
For a teacher or librarian, summer reading is not just fun and relaxing — it’s research for our future work with young readers. As part of this research, it’s also a good time to take stock of our individual selection strengths and weaknesses, our leanings and our blind spots as we choose books. Summer is a great time to reflect on how we can broaden our reading and selection habits so that we make sure we are serving all our students and patrons.
As I get ready to celebrate Harry Potter’s 31st birthday on July 31 (yes, the book was published twenty years ago, but his “real” birthday is July 31, and he was eleven when he was “born” into the literary landscape), I’ve decided to indulge myself in a little fanfic interview with the adult Chosen One about intellectual freedom.
July 28, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns Intellectual Freedom Highlights Free Webinar | Get GIFy with it: How to go viral during Banned Books Week August […]
July 14, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns Intellectual Freedom Highlights Sexual harassment and the internet | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “My correspondent made various misleading claims […]. […]
It is ironically unsurprising that a book about freedom and choice would inspire some to want to limit readers’ freedom to choose to read it.
Conejo Valley Unified School District; Intellectual freedom and open access: Working toward a common goal?; Open call for submissions to Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy