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Apr 21, 2010 After police raid, JMU editor gets crash course on privacy act

QUOTE: Congress established the federal Privacy Protection Act in 1980 to protect newsrooms after authorities raided Stanford University’s Stanford Daily in 1971....Subpoenas are the established method for authorities to request photographs or other material from newsrooms...

Daily Progress
Aug 17, 2009 The Muslim Madrassa Myth: The problem with Arab education goes beyond a few extremist schools.

QUOTE: [Middle Eastern] Government schools that do educate the masses are mind-numbing and anachronistic, utterly useless for helping graduates face global competition. And their failures are far more dangerous.

Nov 25, 2008 Students drop Shinerama fundraiser for illness targeting Caucasians

QUOTE: Students at an Ottawa university are pulling out of a Canada-wide fundraiser that provides close to $1 million a year for cystic fibrosis research and treatment, arguing that the disease "has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men"

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company)
May 09, 2007 Journalism advocates decry teacher's ouster over student's article in paper

QUOTE: Journalism advocates say Sorrell's case offers a glimpse into a struggle playing out as school administrators, often because of a concern about violence, try to keep closer tabs on what students say, read and write.

Jul 16, 2006 College Student Tracking Assailed: Opponents Cite Survey Showing Private Schools Oppose Idea

QUOTE: The controversial concept of a national student “unit” tracking system has been floating around for about two years. It was given a boost last month when Education Secretary Margaret Spellings’ Commission on the Future of Higher Education released a draft report endorsing such a plan

Washington Post
Nov 03, 2005 Take Back the Prom: How, and why, one school called it all off—and you can, too.

QUOTE: These days, the prom signals, if anything, a regression to an immature mean. It is an orgy of consumption that entails abandoning the pretense to policing sex/booze/drugs, sustained over four previous years by parents, kids, and school administrators.

Mar 29, 2005 Court: Title IX Protects Whistleblowers

QUOTE: By a 5-4 vote, the court said a male coach of a girls' team who complained about sex discrimination at his school can sue a school board for retaliating against him even though Title IX does not explicitly authorize such suits.

Washington Post
Mar 29, 2005 Bill Would Legislate Maryland Students' Use of Sunscreen

QUOTE: A bill pending in the Maryland legislature, however, would require school health officers to make sure students are allowed to wear sunscreen when they go outdoors on sunny days, a right that is not universally recognized in schools, according to cancer prevention advocates.

Washington Post
Jan 23, 2005 A Break in Class for the Bible Faces Challenges

QUOTE: For 65 years, weekday Bible classes have been part of the fabric of growing up in this town of 24,000 in Augusta County and in a score of other small towns and hamlets in rural Virginia. It is such an accepted tradition that 80 to 85 percent of the first-, second- and third-graders in Staunton participate. But now, the practice is being challenged by a group of parents who have asked the School Board to end or modify weekday religious education.

Washington Post
Apr 23, 2003 Recording Industry Goes After Students Over Music Sharing

QUOTE: The recording industry is targeting four college students in a copyright infringement lawsuit for operating Napster-like Web sites. Picking four students out of thousands of users to set an example seems inappropriate to one administrator, while others speculate on whether the lawsuit is about illegal sharing or the technology being used.

New York Times