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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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Melnick, R. Shep – Education Next, 2016
In October 2014, U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan announced the Obama administration's new "education equity initiative," explaining that the president could not "continue to wait" for Congress to act "on behalf of vulnerable children." The centerpiece of this initiative was a 37-page "Dear Colleague"…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Politics of Education, Educational Improvement
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Graves, Karen – American Educational History Journal, 2014
The "Bakke" decision marked a turning point in higher education. Tested again most recently in "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin," affirmative action policy remains in place even as the Roberts Court shakes its foundation by demanding a degree of administrative oversight not pursued by previous Courts. In spite of…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation
Scmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This paper discusses a Lawsuit filed against Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and the legal settlement between the defendant and the plaintiff. The fund, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Dow Jones & Company had been operating more than 20 programs for minority high-school students to pursue careers in newspaper journalism. The organization…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Journalism, White Students, Nonprofit Organizations
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Snowden, Lonnie R.; Masland, Mary; Guerrero, Rachel – American Psychologist, 2007
As noted in the supplement to the U.S. Surgeon General's report on mental health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001), overcoming language access barriers associated with limited English proficiency (LEP) should help to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care access and quality. Federal policy requires…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation
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Vesely, Randall S.; Crampton, Faith E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2007
The challenges in improving and sustaining success of children from multicultural backgrounds with disabilities in urban school districts manifest themselves in the contextual dynamics of legal, accountability, demographic, and fiscal terrains. Within each of these areas, educational leaders must solve existing problems of underservicing,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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Welner, Kevin – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
This article discusses the laws that protect individuals with disabilities and the laws that protect individuals from racial and language discrimination. It explains the important difference between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. It also describes practical application of the laws and provides two examples…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Diversity, English (Second Language), Minority Group Children
Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2004
This article presents a Wisconsin post-secondary guide to disability documentation. The guide will assist organizations to determine their role in understanding needed documentation for students with disabilities transitioning from PK-12 to Wisconsin postsecondary education. This Guide provides the following: (1) Summary of Applicable Laws; (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Educational Legislation, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Jenkins, Charles R. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2003
An academic leader needs to have a basic understanding of the relevant constitutional and statutory provisions, evolving laws, and legal issues affecting higher education and the relationship between legal considerations and academic administration. At the same time, an academic leader must focus on accomplishing the goals, objectives, and…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Governing Boards, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Bruton, David P. – Journal of College and University Law, 2002
Examines whether Title VI reaches the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and if so who enforces it, then analyzes Cureton v. NCAA, which applied disparate impact theory to invalidate the minimum test score requirement for athletic eligibility. Asserts that academic eligibility standards should be accorded the judicial preference…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Athletes, College Athletics, Court Litigation
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Butler, Grace L. – Journal of Negro Education, 1994
Reviews the legal and policy issues, as well as sociohistorical developments, in higher education since Brown v Board of Education. The author's conclusions focus on the need to increase the nations' commitment toward strengthening historically black institutions of higher education and maintaining their continuing vitality as a source for…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Colleges, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation