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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
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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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Melnick, R. Shep – Education Next, 2018
Over the past decade, federal regulation of education under Title IX has been sucked into the impetuous vortex of partisan polarization. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits schools that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex. For decades, intercollegiate athletics was the main source of controversy.…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Federal Regulation, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Landreman, Lisa M.; Williamsen, Kaaren M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we outline the challenges campuses face in addressing sexual violence and Title IX compliance. We argue that there are critical roles for student affairs professionals in Title IX work in developing effective campus sexual violence prevention and response strategies.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Geier, Brett A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
In the world of public school finance, fewer resources are being allocated to curricular activities, let alone cocurricular activities. To help ameliorate budgets for clubs, athletic teams, and other groups, students with the guidance of school officials conduct fundraisers. Many of these fundraisers were once perceived as innocuous with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Finance, Barriers, Fund Raising
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Wagner, Kathryn Drury – Journal of College Admission, 2017
When parents of today's students were applying to colleges, they researched factors like location, financial aid, and majors. Physical safety was barely on the radar--it was assumed. A lot has changed since then, and today's prospective students and their parents are savvier about campus safety issues. College-age women are the demographic most…
Descriptors: Females, Victims of Crime, College Students, Crime Prevention
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Miller, Ellery M., Jr.; Mondschein, Eric S. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
As the focus on bullying has grown, attention to incidents of and concern about sexual harassment has diminished. It is easy to understand that sexual harassment can be a form of bullying, especially when it is used to intimidate, but it is also a form of discrimination prohibited by federal and state laws. Effective implementation and enforcement…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, School Policy, Administrator Role
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Hachiya, Robert F. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Cell phones and the use of social media have changed the environment in schools, and principals recognize all too well that new technology is almost always accompanied by new ways to misuse or abuse that technology. The addition of a camera to cell phones has unfortunately been accompanied with the serious problem of "sexting" by youth…
Descriptors: Principals, Investigations, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Martin, Jennifer; Beese, Jane A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional development that builds the organizational capacity needed to support continuous and sustainable district improvement. Collaboration and implementation of a shared vision and mission…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), School Districts
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Croteau, Susan M.; Lewis, Katherine – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Gary Armstrong, assistant principal, is faced with a delicate situation. The elementary school recently enrolled a transgender student, and the principal, Amy Lamar, is resistant to considering the student's unique needs. This case was developed for use in a leadership course. Instructors can use the case to encourage dialogue around legal…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Needs Students, Elementary Schools, Educational Administration
Nguyen, AiVi – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Different images come to mind when thinking about college fraternities and sororities, depending on who you are. Whether your images are positive or negative, one thing is constant: You envision a group of same-sex young people. But one of the major social issues that this country is dealing with is the treatment of transgender people, and…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Sexual Identity, Fraternities
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Rose, Chad A.; Houchins, David E. – Remedial and Special Education, 2016
Bullying is a common occurrence in U.S.'s schools and is currently at the forefront of national attention. Unfortunately, students with disabilities are frequently the targets of peer-on-peer bullying. The purpose of this article is to examine the legal ramifications when students with disabilities are bullied in school settings. We address court…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Victims
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Toglia, Thomas V. – Tech Directions, 2013
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 has significant implications for gender equity in career and technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs--and the relatively low number of women and girls pursuing nontraditional careers has significant economic and social implications. From an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, STEM Education, Sex Fairness, Females
Whitmer, Regina – District Administration, 2013
The glory days of high school sports are no longer reserved for dream team athletes, as athletic directors are increasingly opening up sports to all students, regardless of ability, and seeing winning results on the field and off. This push is reflected in the most recent National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) survey, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Athletics, High School Students, National Surveys
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