The event included Facebook Lives with the likes of student press advocates Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey, a webinar on the history of the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier decision and a ton of great photos, videos and messages from students on what getting rid of school censorship would mean to them.
In a major development in the movement for student press freedom, the American Bar Association has announced its support for New Voices legislation.
Two years ago, I didn’t know the Student Press Law Center existed. I didn’t know there was a need.
At a committee hearing on the New Voices of Missouri bill, there was no testimony in opposition to the anti-censorship legislation.
A federal judge cited Hazelwood in determining that a student's freedom of speech and expression rights were not violated by the school officials' refusal to allow her to wear an eagle feather on her graduation cap.
Earlier this month, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication approved a unanimous resolution urging schools to refrain from censorship made lawful by the Supreme Court's 1988 ruling in Hazelwood School District v.
As co-president of the Taconic Hills Middle School student council, an eighth grade student had a warm message to share with her classmates at the school’s annual “Moving Up” ceremony in June 2009.
“As we say our goodbyes and leave middle school behind, I say to you, may the LORD bless you and keep you; make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."But a decision issued last month from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York defended the New York school district’s right to remove that very closing line from the unnamed student’s speech.
Our examination of the 25th anniversary of the Hazelwood decision limiting student expression rights continues next week with a panel discussion titled "The First Amendment Goes to School: 25 Years of Hazelwood v.
As recently as 46 years ago, states could make it a crime for a white woman to marry a black man; now, we have the son of an interracial couple in the White House.
Education Week's Mark Walsh, a veteran Supreme Court reporter who deeply understands education law, is just out with a fascinating look behind the scenes at how the high court arrived at the First Amendment legal standard that governs much of the speech taking place in schools (and, increasingly, in colleges).The entire piece is well worth reading, but it's particularly enlightening for the nuggets Walsh was able to unearth from the papers of Justices Byron White, author of the majority opinion in Hazelwood School District v.