We received some great news from Kentucky this morning: a reconsideration committee in Marion County voted to keep John Green’s highly acclaimed first novel Looking for Alaska on its high school shelves last night. The book received a complaint from a parent who not only refused to let his child read the book, but determined it was "filth" and good [...]
Students are speaking out against legislation that would require parental notification of the teaching of "sexually explicit content" in public schools.
What happens when a cop complains that student artwork is “propaganda?”
We're down to a dozen! Here are the semifinalists in this year's Youth Free Expression Film Contest.
Complaints about a lesson that included Arabic calligraphy caused an entire school district in Virginia to close down.
A reconsideration review committee that met on December 3 decided in a 7-4 vote to retain copies of Gayle Foreman’s award-winning young adult novel Just One Day in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public School libraries.
A conservative law firm threatened to sue a Wisconsin school over a reading and discussion of the picture book I Am Jazz. The district canceled the November 23 reading.
Two books targeted for removal from instruction at Rumson-Fair Haven High School have been retained.
Banning a John Green novel didn't work out. But the superintendent's new idea to rate library books would create enormous problems.
A New Jersey superintendent made an ad hoc decision to pull Looking for Alaska from classroom libraries, in violation of district policy.
Four months after a parent launched a challenge against The Kite Runner in Asheville, NC, the saga seems to finally have come to an end.
At a public hearing over whether or not to remove LGBT children's books from a public library, one mom's comments stole the show.
A student project on police and community relations angers local cops-- and school administrators respond by removing it.
Don’t you hate it when one person ruins it for the rest of us? Teachers of Asheville, your school district has your back. So do we.
Can one parent effectively get a book banned from an entire classroom? That's exactly what's happening in one North Carolina town.
A grandparent tries--yet again--to remove Sherman Alexie's award-winning novel from a school in North Carolina.