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18 weeks. That is apparently the punishment for students in one Georgia school district if they post material from home on a private Web site that school officials find "disruptive."According to a report in today's Atlanta Journal Constitution, Matt Paul Foreman, 14, was suspended for 18 weeks for posting a Web page suggesting how to disrupt class at his Lawrenceville middle school.
The former newspaper adviser at Fort Valley State University says he plans to sue the school after
his contract was not renewed in the spring of 1998. John Schmitt, who advised The Peachite at the rural, predominately
black campus, 25 miles outside of Macon, says that the investigative
pieces his students wrote were not what administrators wanted
As Doar prepared for the unpcoming school year, Principal Stanley Henson asked to speak with her. He told her that he was taking the newspaper away from her.
Legislatures in Massachusetts and Georgia are scheduled to vote next week on bills that would make all campus police departments in the two states subject to open records laws.
public will have unprecedented access to campus police records at private
universities in Georgia thanks to legislation passed Thursday -- only the second of its kind in the nation.
When their affirmative action bake sale was shut down, College Republicans at the Georgia Institute of Technology bristled.When university officials ordered parts of their protest signs for ''The Vagina Monologues'' be painted over with white paint, they fumed.
A federal judge in Atlanta dismissed last week the
lawsuit of a student suspended for writing a violent journal entry, saying the
writing was ''sufficiently disturbing'' to justify the school's
Staff members of the GuardDawg, a conservative student newspaper at the University of Georgia, discovered 1,200 copies of their paper stolen and their distribution bins vandalized last week.
Georgia Tech and Penn State universities have decided to change their anti-discrimination and harassment policies, or so-called “speech codes,” after students at both schools brought lawsuits saying that such rules violate their right to free speech.
Two students faced a school disciplinary hearing this week after local police subpoenaed Internet and phone companies to track them down for sexually explicit information they posted about fellow classmates online.
GEORGIA -- The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking the state supreme court to overturn a court of appeals decision that opened records of a 15-year-old murder investigation.
District officials are standing by a Marietta high school principal's decision not to censor an opinion piece calling homosexuality one of biology's "reproductive errors," despite high profile media attention describing the "furor" caused by the article.
An "editorial advisory board" will oversee
publication of East Coweta High School's student newspaper in response to the
September issue, which contained several "negative" articles -- including a column
criticizing a school beauty pageant and a satire suggesting that low-performing fifth-graders be executed -- the principal announced Tuesday.
A Valdosta State University student who was removed
from campus after the school's president declared him a "clear and
present danger" will take his appeal to Georgia's Office of State
Administrative Hearings, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education said
Wednesday in a
A student who was expelled after repeatedly
criticizing a plan championed by the university president for a new parking
garage filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday*, alleging that school officials violated
his rights by expelling him on a trumped-up charge that he was a danger to the
Berry College officials are investigating the university's cheerleading squad for stealing about 900 copies of the student newspaper on Feb. 7.
The editor in chief of Armstrong Atlantic State
University's student paper said she is planning to file a lawsuit against the
president of the university and the Student Government Association for cutting
the paper's 2008-09 budget, allegedly based on complaints about the paper's
After a year of personality conflicts and
budget disputes with a newly hired student media coordinator, the editors of
Macon State College's weekly student newspaper decided not to reapply for their
positions next year.
Student editors at Armstrong Atlantic State
University's student newspaper, The Inkwell, filed a lawsuit Monday
against the university, claiming the school stifled their right to free speech
when the paper's budget was slashed in March.
As students returned to classes Monday at Macon
State College, they found the bins of their student newspaper, The
Matrix, empty, but with former editors nearby distributing copies of an
independent paper, The Student Free Press.