October, 2011

Notice of Nondiscrimination

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 August 2010 Introduction http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/nondisc.html The Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces several statutes that protect the rights of beneficiaries in programs or activities that receive financial assistance from ED. These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and […]

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School Officials Can Face Liability for Retaliation Against a Bullied Student

School Officials Can Face Liability for Retaliation Against a Bullied Student | Legal Digest Online Jennifer Childress – Editor of The Legal Digest :: 31 October 2011 When it comes to dealing with student bullying complaints, school administrators can get into legal trouble by imposing disciplinary action against a complaining student. Courts have held that retaliatory discipline […]

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One-stop site for federal resources on bullying

One-stop site for federal resources on bullying:  www.bullyinginfo.org  

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Video Surveillance Cameras in Schools

Video Surveillance Cameras in Schools   Reprinted with Permission from the January 2009 issue of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Journal (www.cabe.org) Security remains a huge issue for schools.  Protecting the health and safety of students and staff should be a focus for board members and reflected in district policy.  New technological […]

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New York Times “Room for Debate” – 7 short discussions of single sex schools in the US

Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News   Segregation Is Not a Cure http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/10/17/single-sex-schools-separate-but-equal/sex-segregation-is-not-a-cure Updated October 17, 2011, 09:58 PM Galen Sherwin is a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project. The education crisis has led schools to search for ways to improve educational outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students. Unfortunately, this […]

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