A public school district cannot rely on the FERPA privacy statute to selectively withhold basic demographic information about students from certain unwanted requesters, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
Illinois becomes the tenth state with a statute protecting the independence of student journalists, joining a growing nationwide movement that began with passage of the New Voices of North Dakota Act in 2015.
An Illinois appellate court has affirmed a circuit court ruling that the Illinois High School Association, which oversees public high school athletics, is exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests.
A Juvenile Justice Information Exchange intern was among at least three reporters arrested Sunday night while covering protests in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A Rhode Island bill aimed at protecting students’ right to free speech and press died in committee after no action was taken on it before the legislative session ended.
The University of California at Irvine’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter may be banned from campus and some members are facing possible criminal charges for protesting a film screening.
Kansas University’s student-run newspaper the University Daily Kansan has resolved a First Amendment lawsuit against the university.
Two Colorado school board members have been cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of bullying a student.
The City University of New York’s proposed freedom of expression policy has been stalled by the Board of Trustees after members of the community, professors and students raised censorship concerns.
The City University of New York is considering a freedom of expression policy that establishes restrictions on demonstrations and at one time included what opponents called “free speech zones”.