Valedictorians earn the ability to give graduation speeches through their continuous hard work. They get the opportunity to close the high school chapter for their classmates and themselves. And while graduation speeches rarely cause riots or uproars, that hasn’t stopped some administrators from censoring, or even rewriting, the speeches.
As school administrators work to reconcile their conductpolices with expanding technology, teachers have started to think twice beforeposting that rant to their blog or picture to their Facebook profile.
Besides being historical records for their schools, student newspapers and yearbooks serve as educational tools about the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and press. However, according to some journalism educators, many people within the educational system itself don’t always seem to understand or uphold these rights.
PENNSYLVANIA — After press advocates last year raised concerns about a policy that could have restricted students and staff from speaking to the media without approval, the Wilson School District adopted a less restrictive policy.The school board adopted a revised “News Media Relations” policy at its Dec.
An award-winning student newspaper adviser hasbeen fired from his job at Missouri Southern State University afteradministrators said they "wanted to make a change."
The2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that a student did not have aclearly established First Amendment right to criticize school administrators inan off-campus blog.
TheArizona Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a case broughtby a small school district seeking to bar a group of women from requestingpublic records.
Overland High School’s student journalists are without an adviser or anewspaper after the principal overhauled the program days after a dispute overcontent.
High school journalism courses in Kansas willcontinue to qualify for state funding after journalism teachers and stateofficials reached a compromise on new funding guidelines.
Aftermore than two years and the resignation of almost the entire newspaper staff, StevensonHigh School has ended administrative prior review of the The Statesman.