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Lewis, Maria M.; Garces, Liliana M.; Frankenberg, Erica – Educational Researcher, 2019
As the federal entity in charge of enforcing civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plays a critical role in addressing the vast inequities that exist in U.S. education. Through an analysis of the policy guidance OCR issued for a number of areas during the Obama administration, we illustrate the agency's…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Agency Role, Law Enforcement
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Diamond-Welch, Bridget K.; Hetzel-Riggin, Melanie D. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
The #MeToo movement brought new attention to sexual harassment in legislatures. The number of scandals is disconcerting, especially in light of how institutes of higher education (IHEs) send students, particular those in Political Science Departments, to intern in these offices. This article examines what protections are provided for interns by…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Internship Programs, Gender Discrimination, Educational Legislation
Rodkey, Justin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education (The United States Department of Justice, n.d.). Although Title IX was enacted over 45 years ago, college athletic departments remain non-compliant with the law (U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 2016; Women's Law…
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty
Riddell, Christopher M. – Online Submission, 2018
This quantitative study uses a survey to determine how public school teachers perceive the efficacy of the intervention of the Dignity For All Student's Act on the climate of civility in the classroom at one specific public middle school located in Upstate New York. The intent is to explore the perceived efficacy of the intervention put into place…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Human Dignity, Program Implementation
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Beese, Jane A.; Martin, Jennifer L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
The recent federal guidance and litigation on transgender students have increased public awareness of the legal rights of transgender students. Title IX regulations have long permitted school districts to segregate male and female students in separate but comparable toilet, shower, and locker room facilities, but the legal issue presented by…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, Student Rights
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Miller, sj – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Gender and gender identity are policed by the social environment in myriad ways. For those who challenge normative binaries, they can be positioned to experience different forms of violence. Though mindsets, social movements, and changes in policies have spurred material, social, and economic gains for those who challenge expectations of gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Social Environment, Social Attitudes
Miller, Elizabeth M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Title IX Coordinators are educational administrators who play a critical role in providing campus environments free of sex discrimination, harassment, and violence. Their work is demanding, highly regulated, and set in an increasingly volatile political context. There is little research on the experiences of these administrators. Utilizing the…
Descriptors: Administrators, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse
Dixon, Derrick Demarcus – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 1972, collegiate and K-12 institutions were introduced to thirty-seven words that changed the face of women's sports and sexual discrimination (Wulf, 2012). As outlined by the Office of Civil Rights (2017), Title IX is a federal law that states that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Hopkins, Catherine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purposes of this study were to: (a) discover the intended objectives that selected institutions of higher education had for their "responsible employee" training programs and (b) identify what data were collected to determine if the "responsible employee" training programs were meeting those objectives. I surveyed the Title…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Residential Institutions, On the Job Training, Employment
Wadas-Thalken, Katherine S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study informs the topic of pregnant and parenting students in doctoral health sciences programs, more specifically pharmacy programs. The purpose of this study was to identify common practices and decision making factors pharmacy faculty used in supporting and accommodating pregnant and postpartum students. The aim of this study was to inform…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, College Faculty, Decision Making, Pregnant Students
Chambers, David Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Male survivors of sexual assault face increased mental health concerns due to commonly held beliefs and lack of quality services. College and university administrators, under guidance provided by the Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Education, must respond to all incidents of sexual misconduct, no matter the gender identity of the…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Victims of Crime
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Mead, Julie F.; Eckes, Suzanne E. – National Education Policy Center, 2018
Recent reports on discrimination in private schools have led some observers to decry the fact that private and charter schools receiving public tax dollars selectively exclude some populations from both employment and enrollment; others, however, note that in these and similar instances the schools have broken no laws. Both may be right. How can…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Somoza-Norton, Andrea; Lovgren, Natalie; Rubin, Andrea; Quantz, Mary – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Sex discrimination in educational contexts is an ongoing problem despite the passage of Title IX in 1972. Many schools have not aligned their policies with new laws protecting students from bullying and harassment, and many professionals are unaware of their new obligations in regards to new state regulations. This article presents the findings…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Gender Discrimination
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Lewis, Maria M.; Kern, Sarah – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2018
Purpose: A significant and growing body of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) research examines the experiences of students, employees, and the substance of leadership training. This project aims to complement this work by taking a macro-level look at the broader legal and policy issues that may constrain or enhance a school…
Descriptors: School Law, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Public Schools
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2018
Community college leaders would be hard pressed to find a federal statute that has had such a tremendous impact, yet is as widely misunderstood--even reviled--as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Simply put, the law states that any educational program or activity receiving federal funding cannot discriminate on the basis of gender.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Federal Legislation, Sex Fairness
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