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California high school newspaper’s sex issue leads to sexual harassment complaint

(03/20/15 4:52pm)

After a group of four parents sent a complaint to the principal and the superintendent asking for the article to be removed from the NPHS website because it violated the state’s sex education law and the family and penal sections of the California education code, the Conejo Valley Unified School District addressed the controversy at its meeting Tuesday.

Calif. students say principal forbade them from reporting popular debate coach's firing

(06/08/15 6:46pm)

Editors at a Pasadena-area high school say their principal ordered them to water down coverage of a popular teacher's removal, claiming it would invade the teacher's privacy. A local ACLU lawyer is asking the district to investigate whether the school censored not only the journalists, but also students who planned to protest the teacher's firing but were pressured to cancel the demonstration.

Calif. district installs safeguards for student press freedom, but protests over censorship continue

(06/30/15 11:15am)

In response to an ACLU letter that called for an investigation into the alleged censorship of an article in The Matador student newspaper, a California school district announced plans to better protect the student press, but critics have called the district's actions inadequate.

TRANSPARENCY TUESDAY: Wave of recent court rulings eases computer-assisted reporters' access to government databases

(07/09/13 5:13pm)

Remember that iconic scene in "All the President's Men" where hours tick by at the Library of Congress as reporters Woodward and Bernstein flip through mounting piles of index cards, each one memorializing a book requested by the White House? Chances are if Post reporters need that same information today, it's kept in an Excel spreadsheet that can be sorted, searched and alphabetized in a matter of seconds. Electronic databases are making it possible for journalists to analyze and present information that previously would have overwhelmed the limits of human patience.

University police should release the names of officers involved in controversial pepper-spraying, California Supreme Court says

(08/22/14 6:20pm)

Officials at the University of California, Davis should release the names of all the campus police officers involved in the pepper-spraying of student protesters in 2011, the California Supreme Court affirmed this week.

Supreme Court declines to hear First Amendment challenge over school’s American flag clothing ban

(03/30/15 1:27pm)

A petition to the nation’s highest court followed a February 2014 ruling from three judges on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in California, who found Live Oak High School officials did not violate the First Amendment when they ordered students to remove American flag T-shirts during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010.