link: Federal Judge Upholds School District’s Ban on ‘Boobies’ Bracelets | The School Law Blog – Education Week

A federal district judge in Indiana has ruled that school administrators may prohibit "I ♥ Boobies" breast-cancer awareness bracelets as lewd or vulgar student speech. Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen of Hammond, Ind., considered and rejected the reasoning of the full federal appeals court in Philadelphia, which ruled earlier this month that the bracelets could…

The demise of the independent bookstore?

Tara e-mailed about the sad demise of Duthie’s, a Vancouver legend in the independent bookstore business. Press release is at http://www.duthiebooks.com/ Over the 10 years I’ve been a librarian, and the 15 or so I’ve lived in Vancouver, I’ve seen independent bookstore after independent bookstore close down. From generalists like Duthie’s, to specialists like Women…