When policies ask school board members to refer all questions to a sole member, it can make it difficult to find out information about the decisions the board is making, reporters say.
Author: Lydia Coutré
Uncertainty prevails as college newsrooms navigate health care law
The Affordable Care Act says employers must offer health insurance to employees who work more than 30 hours per week, prompting many universities to reconsider how student journalists are paid.
Fond du Lac principal censors student news magazine's censorship photo illustration
The photo accompanying a story about a Wisconsin high school’s new prior review guidelines is being censored under those very guidelines, which were established in response to the publication’s last issue featuring a story about sexual assault.
Student election endorsement prompts Tennessee college newspaper theft
Shortly after delivering their bi-weekly publication to newsstands last week, The Pacer staff members noticed empty stands and began receiving tips that someone had taken their newspapers.
Missouri student journalists fear censorship after administrators request review of edgy stories
Student journalists at Glendale High School are raising concerns that the administration’s increased involvement in their publication is leading them down a path to censorship.
New law makes South Dakota high school association subject to open meetings, records requirements
A new law makes the South Dakota High School Activities Association subject to open meetings and open records laws. Because the association is performing functions delegated to school boards, legislators believed the group should be held to the same standards of openness, the bill's sponsor said.
Minnesota school that demanded student's Facebook password settles First Amendment lawsuit
A Minnesota school district and a student have settled a lawsuit that claimed the teenager’s constitutional rights were violated when middle school administrators viewed her Facebook account and punished her for its content.
Wisc. students, teachers will lobby school board over prior review policy
Students and teachers at Fond du Lac High School are urging administrators to rethink a decision to impose prior review guidelines on student publications after the student magazine wrote an article about sexual assault.
Censored Ark. yearbook heads to the printer, but student editor says she'll continue fight
A censored version of Sheridan High School’s yearbook will be sent to the printer without the student profiles — including one of a gay student — that sparked a dispute between student editors and administrators.
Arkansas high school administration censors yearbook profile of gay student
Despite state law that protects student expression, administrators at an Arkansas high school are trying to pull student feature profiles from the yearbook.