The Maryland Senate voted 36-10 to pass the New Voices bill that would protect student journalists. The bill will now go to the state House.
The Senate education committee held a hearing on the New Voices of Maryland bill, which would protect high school and college journalists from administrative censorship.
As students roamed the halls of a Maryland Senate Office Building on Wednesday, speaking out about civic issues like an education credit or virtual learning, free press advocates testified in support of student journalists’ own ability to speak and report without the fear of administrative censorship. The Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee heard… Continue reading Maryland legislators hear testimony in support of student press freedom legislation
In a momentous week for the nationwide New Voices campaign, Maryland and Illinois have joined the list of states with legislation pending to protect students journalists from administrative censorship. Maryland’s bill, Senate Bill 764, introduced by Democratic Sens. Jamin Raskin and Jim Rosapepe on Feb. 5, would extend to high school and college student journalists… Continue reading Maryland and Illinois join nationwide anti-censorship movement by filing New Voices bills
The law, which saw overwhelming support in both the Senate and House of Delegates, prohibits college officials from requiring or asking students to grant access to their private social media accounts. The rules, which go into effect June 1, also apply to college applicants and prospective students.
Three years after Maryland became the first state to protect employees’ social-media lives from their employers’ purview, it could soon become the next state to grant similar protections to students.
A student was denied admission to a Maryland community college's program in part because of a remark he made about being religious. Now, a U.S. district judge says the student has no free-speech case, and that colleges have unlimited leeway to reject applicants for "personal" remarks they make during admissions interviews.
Taking steps to protect students’ privacy rights online, Maryland lawmakers heard on Wednesday a bill that could prohibit school officials from digging through students’ personal social media accounts for incriminating information.
Sen. Ronald Young, a Democrat, introduced a bill on Feb. 2 to prohibit school officials from requiring or asking students to give administrators access to their social media accounts.
What a child thought was a gun inside a Baltimore-area school turned out to be a piece of photo equipment that a journalism graduate student was using.