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Advance Student Learning By Protecting Student Journalists

The first experience many young people have with the foundational idea of press freedom is in school. It makes no sense for young people to face punishment for getting involved in their school newspaper, but too often that’s exactly what happens. The Good News for Students Act ensures student journalists and their faculty advisors aren’t punished for getting involved and learning about covering news truthfully and openly.

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Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington

Introduced in:

Hawaii, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (12), West Virginia (12)
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