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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
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
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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
US Department of Justice, 2012
Passed by Congress on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 bars sex discrimination in education programs and activities offered by entities receiving federal financial assistance. In the 40 years since its enactment, Title IX has improved access to educational opportunities for millions of students, helping to ensure that no…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2011
In the 21 months since U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stood on an iconic bridge in Selma, Alabama, and pledged to aggressively combat discrimination in the nation's schools, federal education officials have launched dozens of new probes in school districts and states that reach into civil rights issues that previously received little, if…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Compliance (Legal)
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Murray, Olivia – Multicultural Perspectives, 2011
In the wake of institutionalized homophobia afflicting public schools, the nation faces a unique opportunity to acknowledge and transform the assumption that all people are or should be heterosexual and gender-conforming. In this article, the author examines how people, as a nation, can reform schools to be more inclusive of diverse student…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Homosexuality, Educational Policy, Social Bias
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Hinduja, Sameer; Patchin, Justin W. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
School districts are often given the challenging task of addressing problematic online behaviors committed by students while simultaneously protecting themselves from civil liability by not overstepping their authority. This is difficult, because the law concerning these behaviors is ambiguous and continuously evolving, and little consensus has…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Bullying
US Department of Education, 2010
The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) does the following: (1) Clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment under the civil rights laws enforced by the Department of Education's (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR); (2) Explains how student misconduct that falls under an anti-bullying policy also may trigger responsibilities…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Bullying, School Policy, Federal Legislation
Ali, Russlynn – US Department of Education, 2010
In recent years, many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) fully supports these efforts. Bullying fosters a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims and create…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Bullying, School Policy, Federal Legislation
US Department of Education, 2009
This report details the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights' (OCRs') accomplishments in enforcing the civil rights laws under which OCR has been granted jurisdiction to address and remedy discrimination. These enforcement efforts include complaint investigation and resolution, compliance reviews and technical assistance, as well…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Student Rights, Law Enforcement
Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2009
This article reports a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week which supports the parents of a Massachusetts student who claimed that school officials failed to respond adequately to sexual harassment of their daughter--then in kindergarten--by a 3rd grade boy on her bus. The parents sued the district under both Title IX and Section 1983. In the…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Courts, Gender Bias, Sexual Harassment
Hanson, Katherine; Guilfoy, Vivian; Pillai, Sarita – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009
Women in America have come a long way in the last hundred years, from lacking the right to vote to holding some of the highest profile positions in the country. But this change has not come without struggle. "More Than Title IX" highlights the impact of one of the most powerful instruments of change--education. The book takes readers…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Females, Educational Change, Sex Fairness
Lipka, Sara; Wolverton, Brad – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The government agency responsible for enforcing gender equity in college sports is falling down on the job, according to a report released by the National Women's Law Center. Over the past five years, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights -- the administrative guardian of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law that…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Womens Athletics, College Athletics, Public Agencies
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Gender-equity advocates gathered at a conference in Cleveland last month to discuss looming challenges in women's sports. Next month the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is scheduled to hold a hearing on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The meeting will focus on the most controversial means of compliance with the law. Institutions can…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Athletics, Civil Rights, College Athletics
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
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