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DID YOU KNOW?
The Colorado Student Freedom of Expression law went into effect on June 7, 1990. We will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of this achievement all during the 2019-2020 school year. The big news in this 30th year of our state statute is the adding of important adviser protections and modernization of media platform language. HB20-1062 was signed by Governor Jared Polis on March 24, 2020.

DID YOU KNOW?
The 50th anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Community School District case was Feb. 24, 2019. Check out this podcast about Tinker, along with various helpful links.

Watch for different ways to honor this event, cover student free expression and express gratitude to Mary Beth Tinker and many others who stood up for the rights of students a half century ago.

DID YOU KNOW?
The 50th anniversary of the The Douglas County School District, after consulting with CSMA and the Colorado Civil Liberties Union, revised its Student Publications Code, bringing it in line with Colorado’s state laws. This update, from 2014, was a model of a district, CSMA, and student advocates working together to write policies that support student free expression while acknowledging district interests in fairness and transparency.

The passage of HB20-1062 will require every school district in the state to update student media policies to align with the revised state statute. The effort to make those changes will be a focus of CSMA and its partners for the 2020 and beyond. Watch for ways that advisers and students can get involved.

 

 

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