A Belmont, Calif., high school newspaper was shutdown after only one issue containing a student's satirical column.
After nearly seven years of litigation, including adecision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the high school free speech battle knowninformally as "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" is over.
Two Rockville, Md. high school student journalists,their adviser and principal have all received the 2008 Courage in StudentJournalism award from the Student Press Law Center and sponsored by the Newseumand the National Scholastic Press Association.
Free speech advocates sent a statement of concernto the New Jersey State Attorney General urging caution in a policy initiativeto prevent cyberbullying on college campuses statewide.
Copies of the Cumberland Valley High School newspaper, the CV Eye Update, went missing Oct. 27 after the staff made an endorsement of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, said an adviser to the student paper.
A U.S. District Court judge partially sided onSept. 30 in favor of a student's First Amendment lawsuit against hisschool district for wearing a T-shirt with an image of a gun and a ''terrorist hunting permit.''
In another decision eroding the First Amendmentrights of students, a federal appeals court ruled against a middle-schoolstudent who was told to refrain from handing out anti-abortion leaflets in hisschool's hallway.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into lawSunday that protects high school and college teachers, in addition to all otherschool employees, from being retaliated against because of student speech.
A U.S. District Court judge ruled Sept. 11 against a middle-school student who was suspended for 10 days for creating a MySpace page mocking her school principal as a pedophile and sex addict.
Administrators and district officials for MillardSouth High School in Omaha, Neb., are facing protest from students who came toschool wearing T-shirts with the phrase "Julius RIP" printed on thefront.