Proposed changes to the regulations governing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act could result in denying access to information that would be crucial to keep schools accountable, some First Amendment advocates say.
At the end of each school year, students pore over their new yearbooks, looking at every picture, picking out their friends and signing messages they hope will retain meaning for years to come. By the time the next year rolls around, that annual is all but forgotten and students are ready to move on to a new year of memory making.
When student journalists write about sex it almost always raises administrative eyebrows, but when the topic turns to homosexuality, the reaction sometimes escalates from concern to alarm.
Sen. Leland Yee was one of about 3,000 protesters in the 1960s who defended a little park on the urban Berkeley campus. The park was owned by the University of California and administrators intended to replace it with a new dormitory.
California teachers stand to get more protection this fall under a bill meant to keep high school and college administrators from retaliating against them for protecting student free speech or expression.
A federal judge ordered Holmes County School Boardto pay $325,000 in attorney fees in a ruling that said the principal at Ponce deLeon High School violated students' First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
Administrators removed a journalism adviser fromhis position at Fallbrook High School after he defended students against twoinstances of censorship.
Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation today thataims to fight cyber-bullying by updating the state's current harassment and stalking laws to include communicationover the Internet and through other electronic means.
CALIFORNIA -- After a bill to protect high school and college journalism advisers won overwhelming approval in the state Assembly, theUniversity of California Board of Regents said in a letter it likely will notadopt the bill's provisions.
Shasta High School will have a journalism classnext year after all, even though the school principal planned to eliminate thecourse after The Volcano ran a photo of students burning an Americanflag.