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Court backs schools over social media posts (access required)

social media, First Amendment, Instagram, students, K-12, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, First Amendment, Grant Woods, Janet Napolitano, K-12 students, Supreme Court, Arizona School Administrators Association,

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled school districts reserve the right to discipline and expel students for content posted on social media, so long as the post creates a substantial disruption in schooling and collides with the rights of other students.  

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Vertical farm in Avondale promotes sustainability, technology, water conservation (access required)

vertical farm, hydroponics, aeroponics, kale, arugula, University of Arizona, California, drought, Lake Mead, Colorado River, farmers, water shortage

Imagine a farm that grows crops on platforms in a controlled environment, uses 99% less water than a traditional farm and grows seasonal produce year-round – all without soil or anyone driving a tractor. This is the goal of OnePointOne, a 12,000-square-foot “vertical farm” in an Avondale industrial park. Water is an existential issue for Arizona, with the two major reservoirs on the Colorado River at historic lows and more cutbacks expected for central Arizona farmers.

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