Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee

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RHODE ISLAND — A Rhode Island bill aimed at protecting students’ right to free speech and press died in committee after no action was taken on it before the legislative session ended. The bill, which was part of the nationwide ‘New Voices’ campaign, would also protect student media advisors from being retaliated against for content… Continue reading Rhode Island New Voices bill dies in committee

High school sophomore spearheads campaign for student press freedom legislation in Rhode Island

One Rhode Island student is taking a stand against administrative censorship in the state’s public high schools and universities, even if she has to lead the charge alone. With the help of high school sophomore Yanine Castedo, Rhode Island state representatives have introduced the Student Journalists’ Freedom of Expression Act, which would protect student journalists’… Continue reading High school sophomore spearheads campaign for student press freedom legislation in Rhode Island