The University of Central Florida’s decision to suspend a student over a social media post -- and to later reverse the punishment -- has raised questions about the university’s approach to the First Amendment and social media.
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Oregon school district settles lawsuit over dance team's controversial social media policy
In a settlement reached earlier this week, an Oregon school has apologized for a policy that restricted what student dance team members and their families could post on social media.
Minnesota student suspended for a tweet about a teacher sues school district, police chief
A student who was suspended from his high school for a sarcastic tweet filed a lawsuit against his Minnesota school district Tuesday.
Texas court dismisses student's First Amendment claims in “sexting” case
A Texas district court dismissed a claim that a middle school student’s Fir...
Minnesota school that demanded student's Facebook password settles First Amendment lawsuit
A Minnesota school district and a student have settled a lawsuit that claimed the teenager’s constitutional rights were violated when middle school administrators viewed her Facebook account and punished her for its content.
Oregon school may reconsider suspensions given to students who retweeted 'Confessions' post that called teacher a flirt
An Oregon High School may be backing down after it suspended at least 20 students earlier this month after they retweeted or, in some cases, favorited a Twitter post.
Social media monitoring widespread among college athletic departments, public records survey shows
Monitoring of student-athletes’ social media accounts is widespread among university athletic departments, according to the results of a public records audit carried out by journalism students at the University of Maryland.
Illinois districts adopt policies in response to law setting boundaries for schools' social media password demands
A new Illinois law offers college and high-school students a limited measure of protection against school demands for their social-media passwords. But advocates disagree whether the statute represents a curb on schools’ ability to snoop, or a grant of greater — perhaps unconstitutionally greater — snooping authority.
Calif. school district approves new social media policies to replace contract
More than a month after students, parents and free speech organizations protested a Lodi, Calif., school district’s social media contract, the district’s board of trustees unanimously agreed on a reworked policy.
Calif. school district now considering three potential social media guidelines
A school district scrutinized for asking students to sign a social media contract or forfeit participation in extracurricular activities is now considering three altered versions of what it's calling social networking guidelines.