South Dakota’s House Education Committee effectively killed a bill that would protect some First Amendment rights of public school students.
A new law makes the South Dakota High School Activities Association subject to open meetings and open records laws. Because the association is performing functions delegated to school boards, legislators believed the group should be held to the same standards of openness, the bill's sponsor said.
A bill that would require the South Dakota High School Activities Association comply with open meetings and public records laws to has passed the state Senate and is now in the hands of the House.
A residence hall at South Dakota State University went on lockdown for about 45 minutes earlier this month, but student journalists say campus police have stymied their attempts to obtain and report any additional details about the incident.
Copies of the University of South Dakota's student newspaper were stolen and then returned after the paper ran an article on a fraternity's formal that ended with police citing students for underage drinking.
The South Dakota State University Collegian has voluntarily halted its lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against the university’s board of regents because the presidential candidate interviews it sought to open have been completed.
A judge ordered Wednesday that student journalists should be allowed to sit in on interviews with a school’s presidential candidates after the board of regents attempted to have the meetings closed to all media.
A circuit court judge recently ordered South Dakota State University'sstudent newspaper to turn over unpublished photographs taken during a poweroutage on campus last fall.