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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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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
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. If any part of a school district or college receives any Federal funds for any purpose, all of the operations of the district or college are covered by Title IX. The essence…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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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
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
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
American Association of University Women, 2009
In the pages of this year's annual report, readers will hear the stories of women across the country who have been confronted with barriers. These women represent the unique and diverse fabric of AAUW (American Association of University Women): they are long-time members, new members, donors, grant recipients, fellows, and friends united in the…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Females, Womens Education, Barriers
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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Essex, Nathan L. – ERS Spectrum, 2009
Zero tolerance policy. Most school districts have a zero tolerance policy in place for drug use, weapons on campus, sexual harassment, or all of the above. At their very core, zero tolerance policies make schools safer. However, a one-size-fits-all approach does not work well in all situations involving student misconduct. This article outlines…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Zero Tolerance Policy, Peer Relationship, Bullying
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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
US Department of Education, 2008
Sexual harassment of students is illegal. A federal law, "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972" ("Title IX"), prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in education programs and activities. All public and private education institutions that receive any federal funds must comply with…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Federal Legislation, School Administration, Confidentiality
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NJ1), 2008
The July 1993 report of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Gender Equity Task Force concluded that clear evidence indicated that the organization had been unsuccessful in providing equitable opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics for women. This book, first published in 1994 and targeted to college and university…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, College Athletics, Womens Athletics, Sexual Harassment
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