Sex, drugs, violence, religion and racism are all issues modern high school students are forced to make decisions about, but according to one community, the discussion of these issues in print is "inappropriate."
Students should not have to ask permission before participating in surveys, argued a group of national associations and research institutions in June.
Millions of high school student journalists across the country remain without strong First Amendment protection under the 1988 Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier decision.
The student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has filed one of the first cases in history to gain access to student disciplinary hearings.
Eight years after the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier -- giving high school administrators greater authority to censor school sponsored student publications -- one of the largest public university systems in the country is pressing to extend the ruling to college and university student media.
A House of Representatives subcommittee heard over two hours of "eye-opening" and sometimes emotional testimony about campus crime in early June from a series of eight panelists, including school administrators, victims of campus crime, a professional journalist and a Department of Education official.
Parents, teachers and gay and lesbian rights advocates have declared victory in the community of Merrimack, after a new school board repealed a controversial "alternative lifestyle instruction" policy.
A federal district court judge partially upheld and partially dismissed two Kentucky State University students' claims that school administrators had unlawfully kept their yearbooks from them.
The Community College of Philadelphia's student newspaper staff lost their long-running fight for access to campus crime records when the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in April that the college is not a state agency.
The Oregon Court of Appeals once again skirted the issue of state free press rights for student journalists in a decision in a long-running high school censorship case.