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National Forum on Education Statistics, 2011
This guide is designed for use by school, district, and state staff to improve the effectiveness of efforts to collect and use disciplinary incident data, including reporting accurate and timely incident data to the federal government. It provides recommendations on what types of data to collect, why it is critical to collect such data, and how to…
Descriptors: Crime, Violence, Discipline, Statistical Data
Haft, William – National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1), 2009
A contract is about commitment and responsibility. It is about the commitment that two or more parties make and the responsibility to deliver on those commitments. When school developers and authorizers turn a charter application into a contract, the relationship transforms: it shifts from aspiration to expectation and from theory to practice. The…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Contracts, School Administration, Legal Responsibility
US Department of Education, 2006
In this report, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides a summary of its FY 2005 accomplishments. Also, in recognition of the 25th anniversary, some of the significant cases that OCR has resolved over the years are highlighted. The last quarter century was eventful and challenging for OCR. Major U.S. Supreme Court decisions, such as "Grove…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Equal Education, Civil Rights Legislation
Sorenson, Gail Paulus – 1985
The Supreme Court, in the case of "Grove City College v. Bell," ruled that federal regulation and enforcement activities designed to eliminate discrimination based on sex are triggered by indirect federal aid and are program specific. The Court's program-specific conclusion was immediately applied to federal statutory language that…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Underwood, Julie – American School Board Journal, 1987
Defines sexual harassment and reminds school boards of their moral and legal obligation to protect employees and maintain an intimidation-free workplace. Offers several tips for preventing sexual harrassment and for launching investigations into complaints. (MLH)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Prevention