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.
Author: Evelyn Andrews
Illinois governor signs landmark measure protecting high school journalists against censorship
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.
Illinois state appellate court rules high school association not subject to FOIA
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.
Intern reporter arrested covering Black Lives Matter protests in Baton Rouge
A Juvenile Justice Information Exchange intern was among at least three reporters arrested Sunday night while covering protests in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee
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.
Student group at UC Irvine faces possible criminal charges after protest
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.
Lawsuit over student newspaper funding at University of Kansas voluntarily dismissed
Kansas University’s student-run newspaper the University Daily Kansan has resolved a First Amendment lawsuit against the university.
Colorado school board members cleared of accusations they bullied student
Two Colorado school board members have been cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of bullying a student.
UPDATE: CUNY tables controversial proposal on freedom of expression policy
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.
CUNY holds hearing on proposed freedom of expression policy
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”.