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In the first case involving application of the federal campus crime reporting laws enacted last fall, a Missouri judge ruled on January 26 that Southwest Missouri State University was required to open certain student disciplinary records to the public. Three days after the ruling, the university released the names of five students who had been found guilty in campus judicial proceedings of violent or sexual offenses.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on May 15 that public
school principals are neither "public officials" nor
"public figures" for the purposes of defamation law. The case began with the March 1995 firing of John McIntosh from
his position as principal of East Canton High School.
The New York City Department of Education’s decision to adopt a more strict punishment for students who express themselves outside of school grounds using the Internet is raising constitutional questions among some free expression advocates.
The fate of some Kansas high school journalism
programs is in doubt after the state's department of education set up new
A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out the Chicago Tribune’s public records lawsuit against the University of Illinois, finding that the suit must be brought in state court.
When Erin Cooper-Baize filed a public records request at Tarleton State University requesting on-campus police reports, she never anticipated it would land her alma mater a $110,000 fine six years later for failing to report a number of crimes occurring from 2003 to 2005.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Ohio State University to hand over some – but not all – of the documents requested by ESPN in 2011 in relation to the NCAA’s investigation of former football coach Jim Tressel.
Federal student privacy law bars the release of records related to an alleged sexual assault by university football players, even in redacted form, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
An email from a student to a department chair complaining about a professor is not a confidential education record, a Florida appeals court ruled Thursday.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act does not protect records relating to the violation of NCAA rules regarding impermissible benefits received by student-athletes, a North Carolina judge has decided.
The State Journal-Register has appealed a district court’s decision limiting the release of documents containing information about the resignation of two University of Illinois Springfield softball coaches in 2009.
The maximum fine for any violation under the Jeanne Clery Act increased to $35,000 today as part of an inflation adjustment.
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.
A two-year battle for documents detailing an investigation in NCAA violations is over, with public records being released to The Daily Tar Heel and other media organizations today and in the coming days.
The University of Kentucky doesn’t have to release records about a basketball player to the school’s student newspaper, the state attorney general’s office has ruled.
Administrators at Oklahoma State University defended their decision to not notify police of allegations of multiple sexual assaults, telling the student newspaper this week that the school was prohibited from doing so by a federal student privacy law.
An Arizona lawmaker wants to impose state-level penalties to schools that release student information that's illegal under a federal student privacy law.
A student-run online news organization at the University of Central Florida has filed a lawsuit against the school alleging violations of Florida’s public records and open meetings laws.
A Florida appeals court has reversed its opinion in a student privacy case, ruling last month that the college does not have to disclose to a professor the name of a student who sent an email complaining of his classroom behavior and teaching methods.
A University of Oklahoma student is suing for access to parking ticket records the school says are protected by a federal education privacy law.