Lori Oglesbee-Petter, a journalism teacher with 34 years of experience in three states, has been at Prosper since May 2016. Last year alone, her journalism students racked up more than 175 state and national journalism awards.
Eagle Nation Online will not be subject to prior review in the upcoming school year.
Student journalists will now have editorial control over their coverage after the school board unanimously voted to implement a principal's recommendation to make the paper a public forum.
Student journalists at Fond du Lac High School had to choose between releasing their final paper in time for graduation and fighting against what they felt was unfair censorship. They chose to print the censored paper.
The editor-in-chief of a New Jersey high school newspaper planned to publish a story in the most recent edition about a conflict between administrators and the superintendent. Instead, she ended up publishing a story explaining why that article didn't appear.
Student journalists are petitioning their superintendent, asking him to reverse prior review guidelines created in response to the student news magazine’s article about sexual assault.
Kylie Sposato didn’t expect much controversy when she submitted a column criticizing student smoking in the school bathrooms last month for publication in her high school newspaper, The Stinger. Sposato was surprised, then, when she learned that the column wouldn’t be running in The Stinger’s December edition after all, the by-product of administrative censorship.
Discussion and disagreement over a New Jersey high school’s prior review policy has moved a professional journalist to speak out on behalf of student journalists.Adviser Thomas McHale, who oversaw Hunterdon Central Regional High School’s student newspaper for a decade, resigned in May after school officials started enforcing the district’s prior review policy.
Student journalists at Hunterdon Central Regional High School protested the school’s decision to enforce prior review with an editorial published Wednesday, about a week after their adviser resigned over the policy.
The Arrow student newspaper staff at Sherwood High School wasn’t allowed to pass out their original most recent issue because administrators were unhappy with a column one student wrote.