Despite administration stating there is not campus-wide requirement that all interviews go through campus PR, faculty and student journalists at Keene State College are pushing for a clearer press access policy.
New Hampshire could become the next state to prohibit school employees from accessing students’ social media accounts under legislation aimed at protecting students’ online privacy rights.
The bill's author said the rules would also apply to surveys from student reporters because the school serves as publisher and sponsor of the newspaper. He said he hopes schools will tell the newspaper staff they are not allowed to survey students on sensitive topics.
A district’s school board must make public the minutes of a private board meeting about possible misuse of funds, a state judge has ruled.
The Souhegan Cooperative School Board inAmherst is reexamining its yearbook policy after a controversy over the SouheganHigh School yearbook printing portrait photos of two students charged inconnection with a murder.
A district court ruled last week that high school administratorsdid not violate a student's First Amendment rights when they suspended himfor wearing a ''No Nazis'' patch.
Londonderry High School student Blake Douglass sued his school district in October in order to force the yearbook to publish his photo, claiming the ban violated his constitutional rights. Douglass’ photo showed him clad in trapshooting clothing, kneeling with a shotgun propped over his shoulder. Douglass said he wanted to express his enthusiasm for his favorite hobby, trapshooting.
When Londonderry High School’s yearbook decided to reject a senior picture for being too non-traditional, it joined the ranks of dozens of other staffs that have made similar decisions by restricting everything from props such as musical instruments to the family pet.
While student journalists across Pennsylvania quietly celebrate their legal victory against an eight-year ban on alcohol advertising in student publications, students in three states are still working under similar laws.