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City of Joplin, Mo. Launches New Online Center Ahead of Tornado's Anniversary

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, May 21 2012

The city of Joplin, Missouri launched its new web site over the week-end ahead of the May 22 anniversary of the massive tornado that devastated the city and killed 161 people. The new site enables Joplin citizens to sign ... Read More

Missouri Lawmakers Take a Step Back on 'Facebook Law'

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 13 2011

The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a revision of that state's so-called "Facebook Law" that rolls back a measure prohibiting teachers from having private online communications with students, the Associated ... Read More

Judge Blocks Missouri 'Facebook Law' From Taking Effect, AP Reports

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 26 2011

A new Missouri law banning private conversations between teachers and students has been blocked from taking effect, the Associated Press reports: The law limiting teacher-student conversations through social networking ... Read More

'Facebook Law' Violates Rights, Missouri Teachers Argue In Lawsuit

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 22 2011

The Missouri State Teachers Association filed a lawsuit Friday that argues a new Missouri law, banning private communication between teachers and students on social media, violates free speech and other rights, Reuters ... Read More

Teachers Say Missouri 'Facebook Law' Stops Them From Doing Their Jobs

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 5 2011

Missouri teachers are up in arms about a new state law that prohibits them from connecting with students on social networks: The new law forbids teachers from having "exclusive access" online with current students or ... Read More