Kansas school board revises proposed publications policy in response to student journalists’ concerns

Ben Henschel, Editor-in-Chief of The Harbinger, speaks out against the proposed policy at a July 8 school board meeting. Shawnee Mission School District / YouTube

KANSAS —  The Shawnee Mission School Board has revised a proposed student publications policy following opposition from student journalists and First Amendment advocates. The policy will have a second reading with any final revisions during an August 12 school board meeting. The initial draft would have allowed school administrators to censor any student media if… Continue reading Kansas school board revises proposed publications policy in response to student journalists’ concerns

Virginia student confronts school board to end prior review — Q & A with Kate Karstens

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Kate Karstens is a senior at George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia and the editor of their student newspaper, The Lasso. Since last March, she’s been on a campaign to codify press freedom in her school district by changing her school board’s policy of prior review. I spoke with her about her passion… Continue reading Virginia student confronts school board to end prior review — Q & A with Kate Karstens