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Georgia Senate Considers Controls on School Libraries and Criminal Charges for Librarians

Opponents said it’s important for students to be able to explore their interests and that the bill could violate students’ First Amendment rights.

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Court Upholds Block on Texas Law Requiring Sexual Content Ratings For School Books

The court said opponents are likely to win their legal challenge to the law aimed at keeping material deemed “sexually explicit” off school library shelves.

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Federal Lawsuit Against Florida School District That Banned Books Can Move Forward, Judge Rules

The federal lawsuit alleges the Escambia County School District and its School Board are violating the First Amendment through the removal of 10 books.

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Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the law, which bans books with sexual content all the way through 12th grade. An exception is allowed for religious texts.

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Ellen Weaver, South Carolina's 19th State Superintendent of Education.

South Carolina Education Board Weighing Limits on ‘Age Appropriate’ Materials

The regulation is the latest effort from conservative policymakers to restrict public school students’ access to books covering topics of race, gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Florida Bans More Books Than Any Other U.S. State, Report Says

Florida bans more books from its public school libraries and classrooms than any other state in the country, according to a new report from PEN America released on Thursday.

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Conservative Book Ban Push Sparks Some State Withdrawals From American Library Association

After parents in a rural and staunchly conservative Wyoming county joined nationwide pressure on librarians to pull books they considered harmful to youngsters, the local library board obliged with new policies making such books a higher priority for removal — and keeping out of collections.

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Three Laws Signed by DeSantis at the Center of Florida’s Surge in Book Bans

Book bans have been surging across the country, but in Florida, school boards across the state have been purging their shelves following the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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