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Question | FOIA/OMA

I’m on the student newspaper and I wanted to find out why my school made so many changes to our school lunch program recently. I submitted a FOIA request asking to see all of the principal’s email messages in the past year. The school told me it was going to charge me $5,000 to turn over the emails! I can’t afford that, so I can’t do the story. Is this right? Can the school charge me this much? Aren’t the emails public info?

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Question | Copyright & Fair Use

Because yearbooks aren't created to make profits, using song lyrics or a book quote in a yearbook ad would probably count as educational fair use, so wouldn't violate copyright. 

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Quiz | Student Expression

Think you know the First Amendment? Test your skills with this quiz!

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Quiz | Student Expression

Think you know how to express yourself? Can the school punish you for it? Test your knowledge!

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