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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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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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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
Toporek, Bryan – Education Week, 2012
On June 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits gender discrimination in any federally financed education program or activity. Title IX is far-reaching, but the law is most often associated with school and college athletics. Title IX allows schools to prove their athletic…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Discrimination, Athletics, High Schools
Sky Lark, Taj'ullah – Online Submission, 2012
The instability of the U.S. economy and its competitiveness in the global market has lead to increase request for investment in Higher Education programs. There exists a rising awareness among scholars of how inextricably education is tied to the strength of the economy, the well being of its populace, as well as the importance of a diversified…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Student Costs, College Programs
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
Rogers, Frances E. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
No school board member, administrator, or teacher wants to see a student suffering from taunts of the student's peers, but with budget cutbacks, reductions in force, and increased class size, teachers and administrators are stretched too thin to easily identify, investigate, and remedy student-on-student harassment. But school districts must…
Descriptors: Class Size, Sexual Harassment, Court Litigation, Boards of Education
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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
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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
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
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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
Kirby, Elizabeth – National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2008
Recent incidents of school violence have brought bullying to the nation's attention in a dramatic way. Research shows that approximately 30% of teens in the United States either bully, are targets of bullying, or both (National Youth, n.d.). Bullying causes adverse physical, psychological, and social effects. It erodes feelings of self-worth and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, School Culture
Taylor, Kelley R. – Principal Leadership, 2008
In its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in "Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee" (2007), a case involving alleged student-to-student sexual harassment between a kindergartner and a third grader. At first blush, the case is about unfortunate, alleged incidents of harassment of a young student while on the…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Schools
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in December in a case that could make it more difficult for plaintiffs to win sexual-discrimination or sexual-harassment lawsuits against colleges and other educational institutions. The justices will decide whether to uphold a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Higher Education
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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