In a major development in the movement for student press freedom, the American Bar Association has announced its support for New Voices legislation.
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Student suspended over yearbook photo with provocative painting
A graduating senior at a New Jersey high school was suspended over submitting a yearbook photo that included controversial artwork.
Bringing the receipts: A response to the call for stories of student press censorship in Texas with Rachel Dearinger
New Voices of Texas page asked for stories of censorship students and advisers have faced in the Longhorn State, and Rachel Dearinger responded.
Tug of war
For high school newspaper advisers, standing up for students’ free speech can come with a price.
College Media Association censures private Catholic university for hobbling student newspaper
Saint Peter’s University, a private Jesuit institution in Jersey City, is facing censure by the College Media Association for violating its student journalists’ rights by shuttering the newspaper.
Universities are taking divergent approaches to handling campus speech, safe spaces, and trigger warnings
On one campus, the administration has said in no uncertain terms that students expecting “trigger warnings” shouldn’t hold their breath. On another, a center for inclusivity is pushing a set of language recommendations called “Just Words,”...
SPLC launches Active Voice Fellowships to provide support targeted to embattled young women in high schools
Responding to research documenting that high school girls report alarming rates of direct institutional censorship and pressure to “self-censor,” the Student Press Law Center today announced its first wave of Active Voice Fellows...
Neshaminy High School revokes student newspaper editor’s access to post and edit online stories
Access to post and edit content to the online version of The Playwickian, the student newspaper at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been revoked for more than a month after student editors decided not to publish the word Redskin in a news article, despite being directed to do so by the school’s principal.
ACLU files lawsuit against UC San Diego for defunding student media in retaliation of satirical student paper
The San Diego American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against UC-San Diego administrators, claiming the Associated Students Council violated a controversial newspaper’s First Amendment rights by eliminating funding for student print media.
Speech beyond the schoolhouse gate
School districts — and the courts — are trying to gauge how far administrators' reach goes when monitoring students' speech.