East Lansing High School newspaper allowed more independence from administrators

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By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — East Lansing High School’s newspaper is getting less interference from administrators.

The Lansing State Journal reports the school board on Monday unanimously approved allowing student editors more control over newspaper content. The move comes after principal Coby Fletcher expressed his support.

Fletcher told board members earlier this month he no longer saw the need “to request prior administrative review” with new editors and “a fresh start to the school year.” He added that he sees “no reason to interfere with their work.”

The Portrait’s co-editors, Sophie Steiner and Hudson Brett, welcome the decision. Brett says “no one can interpret it differently.”