The editor of an alternative high school newspaper was given permission to distribute his publication on campus following a well-publicized dispute with school officials in which approximately 500 papers were confiscated.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Oct. 5 to hear the appeal of a North Carolina high school drama teacher who was involuntarily transferred from her job after community members complained about a play performed by her advanced acting class.
Staff members of a Missouri high school newspaper filed a First Amendment suit against their school in October after school officials removed their newspaper adviser.
An Idaho state court judge ruled in October that a school district's policy prohibiting teachers from talking with the media during the school day was unconstitutional.
While state legislatures continue to introduce proposals to protect the free press rights of students, the state department of education in Hawaii may be moving in the opposite direction.
College journalists may want to keep their fingers crossed but they should probably not hold their breath.
Legislators in at least five states have indicated they will sponsor bills in sessions this year that will counteract the U.S. Supreme Court's 1988 decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which cut back on the First Amendment protections given high school journalists.
Iowa State University was forced to pay The Ames Daily Tribune $86,769 by a federal court to help bear the burden of legal expenses associated with a lawsuit against the school.
In a unanimous decision, the Brocton School Board decided to restore the journalism class as part of the English curriculum at Brocton High School.
A cartoon depicting allegations of school misconduct contributed to a halt of the presses at Neumann College in Aston.