A state law created to protect people from “revenge porn” has drawn criticism and a federal lawsuit from bookstores, publishers and news media groups, who claim they could be punished because the law is overly broad and violates constitutionally guaranteed free speech.
School officials at a Tucson high school censored nearly 10 quotes in the yearbook with black stickers before distributing to students.
Arizona's governor has signed into law a bill that sets out steps to take for those who believe a school has “knowingly violated the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.”The original version of the bill, introduced in the state Senate in February, would have allowed the state's Department of Education to withhold 10 percent of the school's monthly state aid if the problem was not fixed within 60 days.
Students at Yavapai Community College working toward a re-launch of the student newspaper say prior review issues have “shut down” their progress.
“I, ______, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; so help me God.”High school students in the state of Arizona would be required to recite the above oath before graduating if a proposed bill is passed. The bill is an effort to “encourage our high school students to take an active interest in what our Constitution is,” bill co-sponsor Rep.
An Arizona lawmaker wants to impose state-level penalties to schools that release student information that's illegal under a federal student privacy law.
Nearlyeight years after the original incident, one legal footnote has been added to astoried case involving 13-year-old Savana Redding, who was strip-searched byschool officials looking for drugs.
Students at Lake Havasu High School will find themselves with a new journalismadviser next year following Dan Aston’s removal after four years as adviser tothe student newspaper, Knight Life.Aston contends he was removed in large part over a disagreement with principalDenise Miner about acceptable content for the student paper, but Miner deniesthat claim.
TheArizona Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a case broughtby a small school district seeking to bar a group of women from requestingpublic records.
After a ten-month censorship battle with theGlendale Union High School District, Thunderbird High School's studentnewspaper, The Challenge, published and distributed a previously censoredarticle.