For 10 weeks last fall, Mary Beth Tinker and Mike Hiestand traveled the country in an RV, talking with students about free speech. They found an audience of teens “hungry for support and encouragement.”
Student Press Law Center Attorney Advocate Adam Goldstein has taken more than 13,000 calls to help student journalists fight for their work. And he’s still not tired of it.
Learning to use social media is a crucial skill for student journalists in the digital age, advisers say. At many schools though, school district-imposed Internet filters block most or all of the websites students need.
Even in states where public records and open meetings laws make college president searches public, schools have found ways to keep the search secret, much to the chagrin of open government advocates.
Subpoenas served against three high school journalists by the family of a classmate who killed herself were withdrawn earlier this week.
Students at an Indiana school district do not have a First Amendment right to wear breast cancer awareness bracelets proclaiming “I <3 boobies (Keep a Breast),” according to a ruling handed down Tuesday.
A school district scrutinized for asking students to sign a social media contract or forfeit participation in extracurricular activities is now considering three altered versions of what it's calling social networking guidelines.
The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents needs to be more discerning about when and why they hold private meetings, the state’s Open Meetings Compliance Board said.
A Louisiana university was found in contempt of court Wednesday for its failure to produce records related to its recent presidential search.
An Illinois appeals court partially overturned a trial court’s decision that said documents related to the resignation of a trio of college coaches could be kept private because of a federal education privacy law, according to an opinion released Thursday.