December, 2017

See what color graduation gowns Mira Costa students chose to signify gender equality

Source: http://tbrnews.com/news/manhattan_beach/see-what-color-graduation-gowns-mira-costa-students-chose-to/article_27710258-dc74-11e7-819b-2fcb1be77a19.html It might not be the biggest issue on campus, but Mira Costa Principal Ben Dale wanted to send a strong message this year about gender equality and gender identity. So, instead of ordering green graduation gowns for the boys and gold gowns for the girls as Mira Costa High School has done since as […]

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The Preventable Problem That Schools Ignore

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/12/the-preventable-problem-that-schools-ignore/547604/ Educators are ill-equipped to help victims of dating violence. Nearly 1.5 million high-school students in the U.S. are physically abused by dating partners every year. More than one-third of 10th-graders (35 percent) have been physically or verbally abused by dating partners, while a similar percentage are perpetrators of such abuse. Youth from low-income backgrounds, those from marginalized racial and ethnic groups, and LGBTQ students […]

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Single-gender education comes to an end at Morningside Middle in North Charleston

Source: https://www.postandcourier.com/news/single-gender-education-comes-to-an-end-at-morningside-middle/article_88d5c51e-d9d2-11e7-b0a5-d376f4123453.html Morningside Middle School in North Charleston has ended its policy of educating boys and girls in separate classrooms, closing a chapter on what once was a growing trend in South Carolina. Principal Stephanie Flock said leaders at the public school made the decision to drop its single-gender programs this school year after prolonged dwindling support from […]

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Guide to the College Discipline Process

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb14992065.htm Guide Published for College Students and Their Parents Nationwide on Title IX, Sexual Assault, Conduct Code Violations, Due Process and School Discipline Proceedings Duffy Law, LLC, a law firm in Connecticut focusing on the representation of college students across the country, has published a comprehensive guide to help students and parents navigate the fast-changing […]

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Section 504 – Resources & Training

Source: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/504/   Section 504 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (34 C.F.R. Part 104) is a federal civil rights statute that assures individuals will not be discriminated against based on their disability. All school districts that receive federal funding are responsible for the implementation of this law. Section 504 protects a student with […]

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