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For Back to School Time: Resources Galore and a "Fairness Checklist"

It’s the beginning of Fall and that always means … Back to School time! For students, parents, and educators, the ACLU-WA has many resources about rights at public school. Read More »

Sexting and the Law - Press Send to Turn Teenagers into Registered Sex Offenders

Consensual sexting should not be a crime for teens or adults. The frightening reality, however, is that our current child pornography laws coupled with modern technology have the potential to create a sex offender registry populated with the children it was intended to protect and a generation of teenagers who will reach the age of majority already convicted as child sex offenders. This is not what child pornography laws were meant for, and the time has come to address the issue rationally and reasonably, before it is too late.

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A Free Speech Chiller: UW Police Infiltrated, Spied on Student Group

Recently obtained documents show that the University of Washington Police Department authorized an officer to spy on, collect information about, and participate in meetings of the UW Student Worker Coalition, without any suspicion of criminal activity. The ACLU of Washington is working with the SWC to uncover the extent of surveillance, and to encourage the University to take the steps necessary to prevent suspicionless surveillance in the future. Read more Read More »

Associated Student Body Clubs Under the Federal Equal Access Act

May 6, 2005
A recent federal court decision affects how Washington schools must operate their Associated Student Body organizations. Read More »

Student Receives ACLU Scholarship for Challenging Teaching of Creationism

Mar 18, 2009
Colin Moyer, a senior at Curtis High School in University Place, has been awarded a 2009 ACLU Youth Activist Scholarship for challenging the teaching of a form of creationism in his science class and for promoting freedom of speech at his school. Moyer is one of 16 students across the nation to receive the award. Read More »

Conoce Tus Derechos

Una Guía para Estudiantes en Escuelas Públicas en Washington Read More »

ACLU Urges Federal Way School Board to Follow Proper Procedures

The ACLU has sent a letter to the Federal Way School District, questioning its decision to restrict the showing of the film An Inconvenient Truth in classes. Read More »