After launching an independent website to publish a story that was censored, Utah students are asking their school's administration to let them re-publish an article about teacher misconduct.
In a months-long records battle with Utah State University, Alex Stuckey of the Salt Lake Tribune said she considers her January 12 hearing with the Utah State Records Committee a “half-win” as they promise a result by mid-February.
A petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether security videos should be classified as educational records under federal law.
Representatives from the colleges said that releasing the names of accused students could create a chilling effect for reporting sexual assaults, but public access advocates said the public interest outweighs that consequence.
Security video footage of a public school should remain classified as an educational record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Judge Michele Christiansen of the Utah Court of Appeals ruled May 29.
Copies of footage from surveillance cameras are not confidential educational records, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Utah chapter says. Canyons School District didn’t agree, but the SPJ hopes the Utah Court of Appeals will.
A Utah college dean has decided against banning an opinion column about sexual behavior after initially exerting editorial control over the newspaper’s content.
Records documenting an inappropriate relationship between a student and a former high school football coach aren’t protected by FERPA, a Utah committee on public records has ruled.
The student journalists from TheDaily Utah Chronicle who had holds placed on their transcripts and diplomasa result of a senior prank in the newspaper have had the holds lifted and willreceive their diplomas.
Nine graduating senior staff members at the Universityof Utah's The Daily Utah Chronicle may not be receiving diplomas atFriday's graduation ceremony.