June, 2014

Happy 42nd birthday to Title IX!

Happy 42nd birthday to Title IX! The landmark U.S. civil rights law which prohibits gender discrimination in any educational program or activity became law today in 1972. Due to this far-reaching legislation, girls and women have equal access to higher education, are legally protected at school from sexual harassment, and have greater professional opportunities in […]

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College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students

Aspiring college students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) face a unique set of challenges when looking at schools. Recent studies indicate that 3.5% of adults in the U.S. identify as LGBT. This small but important subset of the population, roughly equivalent to the population of New Jersey, must consider a school’s inclusion […]

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ACLU sues 7 New Jersey districts alleging student enrollment ID requirements discriminate against immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has filed lawsuits against seven New Jersey school districts, alleging that the districts are discriminating against families on the basis of their immigration status. Continue reading…

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New York district settles Title IX suit, agrees to build softball facility

The Batavia City School District has settled a Title IX suit brought on behalf of softball players alleging that the district provided girls with substandard playing fields. Continue reading…

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Cyberbullying Law Challenged in Court

New York’s high court on Thursday will consider one of the first legal challenges to state and local laws that make it a crime for people to bully others online, especially children. The 2010 Albany County law, one of more than a dozen around the country that criminalize cyberbullying, pits free-speech advocates against a community […]

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