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UPDATED: Gay adoption column causes Wis. district to tighten prior review

(01/24/12 3:10pm)

UPDATE: The Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit Christian legal organization, now says it is representing the student who wrote the column. The group is demanding the school district apologize for its treatment of student Brandon Wegner, or it "will take all appropriate measures to vindicate the rights" of Wegner.






Wisconsin legislators consider anti-bullying bill banning 'annoying' speech

(10/16/13 1:42pm)

The Wisconsin Senate’s Committee on Education voted unanimously last week to move forward on legislation that would add cyberbullying and electronic harassment to the state’s antibullying laws, as well as require school district officials to report certain bullying incidents to law enforcement regardless of where the incident took place.






Public colleges and universities in the 7th Circuit that have gone on record supporting student press freedom

(07/01/11 12:00am)

In light of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Hosty v. Carter (see our Hosty information page for details), press freedom at public colleges and universities in the 7th Circuit states of Indiana and Wisconsin is at risk. However, the Hosty decision makes clear that those student publications that are operating as "designated public forums" where student editors have been given authority to determine content will have strong First Amendment protections when school officials attempt to censor them.








Censorship-fighters from Wis., Pa., recognized with 'Courage in Student Journalism' award

(11/11/14 10:38am)

Tanvi Kumar, former editor-in-chief of Cardinal Columns at Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac High School and co-editors Gillian McGoldrick and Reed Hennessy of The Playwickian at Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy High School will share the Courage award, presented annually to recognize students who show exceptional fortitude in overcoming adversity to bring important stories to the public.