May, 2015

Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.  The guidance, fact sheets, and other resources (including translated […]

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Your Right to Form a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Note: Available as a flier here.     Your Right to Form a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)   Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and similar student-initiated groups addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT)  issues can play an important role in promoting safer schools and creating more welcoming learning environments. Nationwide, students are forming these groups in part […]

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CEA’s Gender Equity & Expression Workshop!

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Supporting Transgender Students

I have been getting numerous calls about working with transgender students. I must say I am very encouraged by the calls – people seem to be genuinely concerned about doing the right thing.   I want to point out the resource guide that can be found at – http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&Q=322402 Guidelines for Connecticut Schools to Comply […]

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Connecticut’s Title IX Program

I have received several inquiries about Connecticut’s Title IX Program. Here is how to find it.   Go to our main website at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/   On the main page go to the right side column called “QuickLinks.   Click on the fifth item down – Bullying and Harassment   On that page there are some key links […]

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