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First amendment 2000.

A Missouri school was among nine public schools recently named "First Amendment Schools 2000." Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo., was chosen for the designation from a pool of nominees from across the country.

The new award is sponsored by The Freedom Forum's First Amendment center, the Journalism Education Association, the National Scholastic Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and Quill and Scroll. Schools were judged on a variety of issues from the protections of students' religious expression to their dedication to protecting textbooks and library books from school board and other administrative censorship.

More than 200 schools applied for the honor. Johnsburg High School in McHenry, Ill., was a winner from the state of Illinois.
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Title Annotation:awards focusing on free speech given to public schools
Author:Corrigan, Don
Publication:St. Louis Journalism Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U4MO
Date:Feb 1, 2001
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