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When schools take free speech seriously, so do students

When schools take free speech seriously, so do students

By Randy Swikle, IJEA Board Member

October 23, 2015


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That's what Randy Swikle learned during his 25 years at Johnsburg High School. Sure, free speech is risky, but when a school builds a culture of trust, students show time and again that they'll live up to the responsibilities they're given.

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Who better to celebrate Free Speech Week than journalism teachers and advisers?

Who better to celebrate Free Speech Week than journalism teachers and advisers?

By Sally Renaud, IJEA Executive Director

October 21, 2015


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Thanks to their time in student media, many young people learn firsthand the true power of free expression: how to communicate with strength, passion and logical rigor.

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Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact

Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

September 4, 2015


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After 15 years, the ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute has come to an end, but not before helping more than 2,340 teachers — including 101 from Illinois — become better educators and advisers.

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Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

By Stephanie Bias, LaSalle-Peru High School

June 16, 2015


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When LaSalle-Peru yearbook adviser Georgia Stohr died in late May from cancer, her students grieved, but they also did what Stohr would have insisted on — they soldiered through the remainder of their school year. Now they pay tribute to their beloved teacher.

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What would Queen Latifah do? Advice for the next generation of journalists

What would Queen Latifah do? Advice for the next generation of journalists

By Carla Jimenez

June 10, 2015


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One of the highlights of Saturday's IJEA awards luncheon was the inspiring speech by Carla Jimenez. Read on to find out what Queen Latifah has to do with great journalism!

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Visit our new gallery of Illinois student publications!

Visit our new gallery of Illinois student publications!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 22, 2015


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With links to more than 120 high school publications from around the state, our gallery is the go-to place to see the work of Illinois student journalists. Is your publication not in the gallery? Send us your links — we want to include you!

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Encouraging words: Reasons to be optimistic going into Friday’s IHSA state journalism final!

Encouraging words: Reasons to be optimistic going into Friday’s IHSA state journalism final!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 29, 2015


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Even if your school is small or you didn’t win your sectional, IHSA history says you have ample grounds to be positive!

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