High school and college journalism advisers in California -- with the help of Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) -- could soon receive more protection against administrators who are irked by student newspaper content.
Twelve states have laws against cyber-bullying, requiring schools to develop Internet safety programs or policies to control the electronic harassment that many believe is becoming more prevalent. Still, First Amendment advocates and attorneys have expressed concern over the laws' broad definitions of "bullying" and whether schools should get involved in incidents that happen outside school.
Almost none of the area high schools had newspapers in 1984 when two Bristol Press reporters started a community newspaper written for and by teens.
Globe High School's student newspaper The Papoose was not under prior review when the 2007-08 school year began. But that changed on Dec. 7, when school officials confiscated 700 papers.
S-E-X -- if you are a high school journalist the three-letter word often can be a quick ticket to administrative criticism.
OREGON -- The student newspaperadviser at CentralOregon Community College said she thinks a front-page article about a studentgovernment member prompted the theft of one quarter of Wednesday's copiesof The Broadside.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday reversed a district court's decision by allowing a Neuqua Valley High School student to wear a "Be Happy, Not Gay" T-shirt to school while his case proceeds.
The Journalism Teacher Protection Actpassed the state Senate Monday on a 35-2 vote, bringing high school and collegejournalism advisers in California one step closer to being protected againstadministrators who retaliate against them for student speech.
The Everett School District reached asettlement Friday with a former Cascade High School teacher fired in Novemberfor helping students run an underground newspaper.
A bill that will require public schools to developa policy prohibiting cyber-bullying and other forms of intimidation has passedboth houses of the state legislature as of April 3 and now awaits action by thegovernor.