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Council for American Private Education, 2009
"Outlook" is the monthly newsletter for the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). Each issue contains information relating to private education such as: new legislation and regulations, the most recent research, court rulings, national trends, federal initiatives, private school news briefs, and more. This issue includes: (1)…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Guidance, Federal Programs, Eligibility
Kirby, Elizabeth – National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2008
Recent incidents of school violence have brought bullying to the nation's attention in a dramatic way. Research shows that approximately 30% of teens in the United States either bully, are targets of bullying, or both (National Youth, n.d.). Bullying causes adverse physical, psychological, and social effects. It erodes feelings of self-worth and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, School Culture
US Department of Education, 2008
Sexual harassment of students is illegal. A federal law, "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972" ("Title IX"), prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in education programs and activities. All public and private education institutions that receive any federal funds must comply with…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Federal Legislation, School Administration, Confidentiality
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NJ1), 2008
The July 1993 report of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Gender Equity Task Force concluded that clear evidence indicated that the organization had been unsuccessful in providing equitable opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics for women. This book, first published in 1994 and targeted to college and university…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, College Athletics, Womens Athletics, Sexual Harassment
Cable, Kelly E.; Spradlin, Terry E. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2008
Single-sex education describes a diverse range of situations, including individual classes, programs after school, required programs, voluntary programs, and programs to remedy gender inequities and encourage cultural and racial pride. This brief addresses the genesis and legality of single-sex classrooms, the merits and critiques of single-sex…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Sex Stereotypes, Gender Issues, Educational Policy
Taylor, Kelley R. – Principal Leadership, 2008
In its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in "Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee" (2007), a case involving alleged student-to-student sexual harassment between a kindergartner and a third grader. At first blush, the case is about unfortunate, alleged incidents of harassment of a young student while on the…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Schools
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2008
George W. Bush entered the White House determined to change federal education policy. In his first year as the president, Bush forged a bipartisan consensus around the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which he signed into law on January 8, 2002. For the first time, states receiving federal K-12 education funding would be required to hold districts…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Presidents
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Pelak, Cynthia Fabrizio – Sociology of Education, 2008
This research examines the phenomenon of sexist naming of women's athletic teams at four-year colleges and universities in the southern United States. Drawing on theoretical and methodological insights from feminist scholarship on gender and sports, gendered language, and intersecting systems of race and gender inequalities, the author analyzes…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Athletes
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Lichty, Lauren F.; Torres, Jennifer M. C.; Valenti, Maria T.; Buchanan, NiCole T. – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: Peer sexual harassment is a significant social problem with consequences for both students and schools. Four out of 5 students report experiencing sexual harassment. These experiences have been linked to poor psychological health and academic withdrawal. Recognizing the seriousness of sexual harassment in schools, Supreme Court rulings…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, School Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Agencies
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in December in a case that could make it more difficult for plaintiffs to win sexual-discrimination or sexual-harassment lawsuits against colleges and other educational institutions. The justices will decide whether to uphold a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Higher Education
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Arms, Emily; Bickett, Jill; Graf, Victoria – Gender and Education, 2008
While research has documented the predominance of boys in US special education programmes, similar attention to girls' under-representation has been rare. Recent research suggests that there may be just as many girls in need of these services, but for various reasons they are less likely to be identified through the referral process. Girls who…
Descriptors: Females, Content Analysis, Referral, Gender Bias
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Castaneda, Cindy; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Hardy, David E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 state, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance". This provision paved the way for student-initiated…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Student Interests, Financial Support, Athletic Coaches
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Cheslock, John J.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The scope of Title IX clearly includes all aspects of education, but the legislation's application to college athletics receives the most attention. Athletics programs, unlike most academic activities, are sex segregated, so the proper interpretation of the intercollegiate athletics provisions of Title IX is less clear-cut. This article examines…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Athletics, Athletes, Females
Riordan, Cornelius; Faddis, Bonnie J.; Beam, Margaret; Seager, Andrew; Tanney, Adam; DiBiase, Rebecca; Ruffin, Monya; Valentine, Jeffrey – US Department of Education, 2008
Although for most of the nation's history, coeducation has been the norm in public elementary and secondary school, recent years have marked an increasing interest in public single-sex education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) authorized school districts to use local or innovative program funds to offer single-sex schools and…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Program Implementation
Acosta, R. Vivian; Carpenter, Linda Jean – Acosta - Carpenter, 2008
In 1970, prior to the 1972 enactment of Title IX, there were only 2.5 women's teams per school and a total of only about 16,000 female intercollegiate athletes. In 1977/1978, the academic year preceding the mandatory compliance date for Title IX, the number of varsity sports for women had grown to 5.61 per school. A decade later, in 1988, the…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies
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