January, 2013

Dear Colleague Letter regarding the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular athletics.

Jan. 25, 2013 –  the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter regarding the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular athletics. The Dear Colleague letter provides an overview of the obligations of public elementary and secondary schools under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and the Department’s Section 504 regulations; […]

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Nondiscrimination statements for adult education publications and post-secondary

I have received confirmation from both the Boston Office for Civil Rights and the Washington, DC Central Office of the USDOE/OCR on the issue of nondiscrimination statements for adult education publications. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be […]

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Sample Grievance, Complaint, Investigation forms

Sample Grievance, Complaint, Investigation forms can be found at: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2681&q=322602   Many thanks to Tim  Connor, Assistant Superintendent of Hampden-Wilbraham RSD and Randy Ross of the New England Equity Assistance Center for providing these forms.   Here is a note from Randy: “Most of these materials are from Hampden-Wilbraham RSD.  These files are from their […]

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Chilling Look Into Your Kids’ Online World

Connecticut State Trooper Samantha McCord says your kids’ online behavior could be dangerous, even criminal – and could bring the police to your doorstep. Or worse. You’re at home, cooking dinner. The kids are upstairs doing homework on their computers. The doorbell rings and when you open the door, you find the Connecticut State Police […]

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The Mean Girl Dilemma

Source: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2013/01/The_mean_girl_dilemma.html?cmp=ENL-EU-VIEWS2   By Peter DeWitt on January 16, 2013 6:57 PM Tweet “As the issue of girl bullying has risen to new prominence, it has attracted a more troubling kind of attention. Reality television show producers discovered that mean girls sell, and they churned out scores of programs featuring breathtakingly aggressive females.” Rachel Simmons Stephanie is a “mean […]

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