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This FAQ page from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) provides information on what rules a school board can make regarding student protest and what discipline students can face for certain protest activities.
This FAQ on free speech covers many different situations and aspects of free speech in public schools. The FAQ is from the Freedom Forum Institute, a nonprofit that runs the 1st Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
This landmark Supreme Court case centered on a teacher who had been fired from his position for writing a newspaper article criticizing his employer. The court found that this was a violation of the teacher's First Amendment right to free speech. This case protects the First Amendment right to free speech for public employees, including teachers.
This article from the First Amendment Encyclopedia, a project from the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University, discusses teachers' rights to free speech and includes information on several relevant Supreme Court cases.
Creates protections for certain types of expressive speech on college campuses. Also curtails a college's ability to make rules about what types of speakers can come to campus by limiting decisions to "only content-neutral and viewpoint-neutral criteria."