A new Illinois law offers college and high-school students a limited measure of protection against school demands for their social-media passwords. But advocates disagree whether the statute represents a curb on schools’ ability to snoop, or a grant of greater — perhaps unconstitutionally greater — snooping authority.
An Illinois appeals court partially overturned a trial court’s decision that said documents related to the resignation of a trio of college coaches could be kept private because of a federal education privacy law, according to an opinion released Thursday.
An Illinois high school student newspaper staff has been told it cannot host a school board candidate forum online, writing in an editorial that administrators told them they fear “too many things could go wrong.”
A nationally recognized journalism adviser has been told his school has no place for him next year because of staff cuts.
The wizards of Northeastern Illinois University are back on the air and operating as usual at radio station WZRD after a six-month-long lockout in which two university committees investigated the group.
The Illinois High School Association can charge newspapers that want to produce webcasts of high school sports events, despite a 2008 settlement agreement with the Illinois Press Association, according to a circuit court judge’s ruling.
The wizards of WZRD will be returning to their Northeastern Illinois University radio station in December following a five-month-long suspension.
Ten students were suspended this week from an Illinois high school for comments they made on Twitter, and the principal says more suspensions could follow for students protesting the school’s decision.
Unidentified individuals stole copies of the Western Illinois University student newspaper last month following the paper’s story on the arrest of a student trustee member.
The State Journal-Register has appealed a district court’s decision limiting the release of documents containing information about the resignation of two University of Illinois Springfield softball coaches in 2009.