North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law Thursday rules to further protect the free-speech rights of high school and college journalists.
The North Dakota House of Representatives approved legislation on Monday that would protect the free-speech rights of student journalists at public schools and colleges — sending the bill to the governor’s desk for a signature.
State Senators in North Dakota gave unanimous support to legislation Thursday that would enhance students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media.
The bill, which Rep. Alex Looysen, a Republican, introduced on Jan. 19, would enhance students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media, preventing schools from citing the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier precedent. The bill would protect students in both public K-12 schools and colleges.
The legislation would enhance students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media regardless of school funding, preventing administrators from invoking the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier precedent.
Legislators in North Dakota introduced a bill Monday ensuring students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media, regardless of whether the media receives financial support from the school or college.
A private foundation whose “sole purpose and function” is to support North Dakota State University is a public entity subject to public open record laws, the state attorney general ruled Monday.
A public university sets up a fundraising apparatus to collect and invest money exclusively for the support of the university.
Recent actions by a North Dakota school board affirm the district does not plan to reinstate the high school newspaper adviser who was removed from the position in June over what the adviser said was a difference in philosophy.
A North Dakota high school newspaper adviser said he has been removed from his position because school officials disagreed with the content of the publication and his leadership philosophy.