FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2020 Contact: Hillary Davis, New Voices Advocacy and Campaign Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org Governor Jared Polis has signed into law legislation expanding the press freedom of Colorado’s student journalists. Sponsored by Rep. Barbara McLachlan (D-59), herself a former journalism teacher, HB20-1062 brings Colorado’s law in line with the other New Voices laws that have passed… Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: Colorado expands student press freedom; protects advisers
New Voices 2020 preview
Hillary Davis, SPLC’s New Voices Advocacy and Campaign Organizer, sits down and walks us through the New Voices movement in 2020. Find out what’s happening in your state and how you can get involved. Full Transcript Joe Severino: In January, state legislatures across the country will meet for the start of their 2020 lawmaking sessions,… Continue reading New Voices 2020 preview
In the midst of a student body presidential campaign, police are investigating trashed student newspapers
COLORADO — About 1,000 copies of the Rocky Mountain Collegian went missing April 9, and fingers are being pointed at a team running for student leadership who were the subject of a critical article published the day before the thefts. The Collegian ran a story in its Monday edition that examined campaign spending discrepancies by… Continue reading In the midst of a student body presidential campaign, police are investigating trashed student newspapers
Colorado State newspaper crusades for open meetings, greater transparency from university
Colorado State University's student government may have broken state transparency laws by trying to kick student reporters out of the student body president's impeachment hearing. The incident adds to an ongoing perceived lack of transparency from the university’s student government and administration.
Several state legislatures considering updates to open records laws
A mixture of positive and negative changes to state open records laws have slowly been making their way through state legislatures in the past few weeks.
Colorado school board members cleared of accusations they bullied student
Two Colorado school board members have been cleared of wrongdoing after being accused of bullying a student.
Va. bill could restrict student journalists’ ability to survey classmates
The bill would require parents to approve any surveys asking students to provide “sexual information,” mental health information, medical information, student health risk information, information about drug use and other topics the school board deems “sensitive.”
Closed student senate meeting violates Colo. Sunshine Law, student newspaper argues
he student newspaper and student government at Colorado State University have come to different conclusions on whether the student government is a public body subject to open meetings laws following a closed, executive session regarding the impeachment of a student senator.
Colorado county clerk reverses decision to remove student newspapers featuring election coverage
Angela Myers, the county clerk and recorder, told staff members of The Rocky Mountain Collegian on Tuesday morning to move issues of the paper with a U.S. Senate candidate’s photo from the rack closest to a drop-off ballot box because it violated state electioneering laws.
Colorado school district destroys emails about student 'to protect against' records requests
A Colorado school district employee instructed staff to destroy public records “to protect against” open-records requests from a special-education student’s parents, according to emails obtained by the boy’s father.