Illinois districts adopt policies in response to law setting boundaries for schools' social media password demands

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.

Illinois appeals court: Documents related to coaches' resignations private under state law

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.