The bill, which would guarantee free speech protections to high school and college journalists, is now on the governor's desk.
The Senate is expected to give final consideration to the New Voices bill before midnight on Monday.
A new Gallup survey found that most college students support an open learning environment at universities, but many still support policies that prohibit offensive language, slurs and costumes that stereotype racial and ethnic groups.
After the Maryland New Voices bill passed the Senate floor, a House committee heard testimony this week.
Over the next few days, high school journalists in Kentucky will hold a mock trial for the real case of the Playwickian newspaper, which was punished for refusing to print the school mascot name.
Just days after a New Voices bill passed the Missouri House floor, the Old Line State became the second state this week to see student press freedom legislation clear a major hurdle. On Friday, the Maryland Senate heard the third reading of the bill and voted 36-10 to pass the anti-censorship legislation, which would grant… Continue reading Maryland Senate passes student press freedom legislation
The Maryland Senate voted 36-10 to pass the New Voices bill that would protect student journalists. The bill will now go to the state House.
The Student Press Law Center requested records from 30 private universities' police forces across the country. The vast majority were unwilling to part with the records, showing a hole in public access in higher education.
Female high school journalists disproportionately bear the burden of censorship in school, according to new research unveiled at a SXSWedu panel this week.
Colleges resist pressure to label 'triggering' curriculum despite student calls for more sensitivity when teaching controversial topics.