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Banned Website Awareness Day

Banned Website Awareness Day

Today is Banned Website Awareness Day. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has designated this day as an opportunity to raise awareness of the negative impact of overly restrictive Internet filtering on student learning. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), enacted by Congress in 2000, is often cited as the reason for restrictive filtering in schools, but the AASL argues that much of this filtering goes beyond the CIPA requirements.

For an interesting take on the effects of restrictive filtering, read A Tale of Two Students from American Libraries.

What is your take on the issue? Does restrictive Internet filtering protect students or hamper them? At what age, if any, should Internet filtering be used or discontinued?

October 3, 20120 comments
Bi-lingual College Fair

Bi-lingual College Fair

The 1st Annual Bi-lingual College Fair will be held Saturday, April 14 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the LULAC Center (4224 Ricker Hill Road, Davenport.) This event, presented by the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, will feature  representatives from 25 colleges along with military and trade unions. Translators and materials in Spanish will be available for those who need them. For more information call Tim Garcia at (563) 210-1369.

April 5, 20120 comments