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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a school district’s appeal over an attempt by officials to ban breast cancer awareness bracelets bearing the message “I (heart sign) boobies,” handing victory to two students who challenged the decision on free speech grounds.”

And here’s another article on the same case with significantly more details on the legal implications.

Solitary confinement is psychologically devastating. “This animation tells the story of Ismael “Izzy” Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail.” (video link) He was sixteen years old. Heartbreaking.

Middle and high school students who bully their classmates are more likely to use cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana than other students, according to a new study.” The original study can be found in the April Issue of Addictive Behaviors. Study abstract is here.