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Block, Jason A. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2012
An April 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights provided new guidance related to Title IX and the civil rights violation inherent in sexual harassment cases. Using the "Dear Colleague" letter as a guide, this article will provide best practice suggestions to remedy…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Best Practices, Politics of Education, Sexual Harassment
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Mitchell, Mark W. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2010
Child Sexual Abuse is a growing epidemic. In the United States, 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before reaching adulthood. From a legal standpoint, inappropriate sexual relations between a faculty/staff member and a student are a growing national concern. In 1991, the Supreme Court heard the Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Stader, David – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
This article builds on Lugg's (2006) discussion of surveillance in public schools and how queer youth are resisting schools' current efforts to regulate sexual orientation and gender expression in the U.S. and internationally. Legal complaints initiated by queer youth against their schools for harassment and access to extra-curricular activities…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Sutton, Lenford; Agezo, Clement Kwadzo – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2000) delivered a speech at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, stating that, of the 110 million children in the world who should be in school but are not, two-thirds are girls. The lack of equality is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, in which governments committed to…
Descriptors: Blacks, African Americans, Females, Educational Attainment
McColl, Ann – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, has become a symbol of all things good and bad in education. While the basic concepts of the legislation--accountability for results, research-based education programs, increased parental options, and expanded local control and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Constitutional Law, Federal State Relationship, Federal Legislation
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Wolford, Karen M. – Journal of Education Finance, 2005
Gender discrimination and wage inequity remain problems worldwide. In the United States and Canada, where equal rights and protective legislation have been in place for nearly 40 years, glaring disparities in salaries and job opportunities remain. Similar problems have been studied in the United Kingdom, leading to enactment of the 1975 Sex…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Salary Wage Differentials, Wages
Barak, Tal – Education Week, 2004
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights has proposed amending the regulations governing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972--which prohibits sex discrimination in programs that receive federal money--to allow more flexibility in offering single-sex schools or classes. This article discusses the rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Females, Single Sex Schools, Civil Rights, Educational Discrimination