A superior court judge ruled in December that the proceedings of student disciplinary hearings at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are confidential and do not violate the state open records law.
A professor at the University of Oklahoma who sued the school for blocking access to sex-related discussion groups on the Internet lost the first round in his legal battle in federal court.
Sometimes the news is not fit to print, according to officials at Otsego Middle School.
MICHIGAN -- In December, state lawmakers approved two pieces of legislation that give administrators at state universities the ability to hide portions of presidential searches from public scrutiny.
A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of charges against a former University of Michigan student who had sent "erotic fiction" over the Internet about a fellow student.
After The Pony Express at Stillwater High School published an article in December about an off-campus fight between students, administrators stepped in and confiscated all copies of the paper, citing the state's Data Privacy Act.
A 15-year old student at Athol-Royalston Regional High School, who maintained a private home page satirizing several of his peers and some teachers, was ordered by school officials to remove the material from his page in March.
The principal at Copperas Cove High School stopped distribution of the November issue of The Blue Beacon because of an editorial urging students, "Don't be fighting, be polite." His reason? He didn't want students portrayed in a negative light to the community.
The U.S. Supreme Court this March let stand a lower court's ruling that rejected a California community college's anti-sexual harassment policy for being unconstitutionally vague.