February, 2018

Title IX and Special Needs Students

A frequent question that arises in potential Title IX cases is whether students with special needs are exempt or not. This is a helpful article.   Source:  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/after-the-mdr-what-to-do-if-student-s-19532/  

Share

Federal Court Rules LGBT Discrimination in Violation of Title IX

Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/federal-court-rules-lgbt-discrimination-in-violation-of-title-ix The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decided on Monday that discrimination of sexual orientation falls under the Title IX protections from the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The majority wrote that “sexual orientation is a function of sex and sex is a protected characteristic under Title […]

Share

One Teacher’s Heartfelt Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—And It’s Not About Guns

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/one-teacher%E2%80%99s-heartfelt-strategy-to-stop-future-school-shootings%E2%80%94and-it%E2%80%99s-not-about-guns/ar-BBJc2tl “This brilliant woman watched 
Columbine knowing that all violence begins with disconnection. All outward violence begins as inner loneliness. Who are our next mass shooters and how do we stop them? She watched that tragedy knowing that children who aren’t being noticed may eventually resort to being noticed by any means necessary.” Read the full article  […]

Share

Feds are investigating 23 potential civil rights violations at Utah elementary and high schools, according to new searchable list

Source: https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/02/24/feds-are-investigating-23-potential-civil-rights-violations-at-utah-elementary-and-high-schools-according-to-new-searchable-list/ 1 day ago There at least 23 open investigations into alleged civil rights violations — most on the basis of disability, sex or race — across seven elementary and high school districts in Utah that receive federal funding. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released a searchable database of ongoing cases at […]

Share

Sexual Harassment Investigations under Title IX – A Cheat Sheet

Source: https://i-sight.com/resources/cheat-sheet-sexual-harassment-investigations-under-title-ix/?leadsource=Bing&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Title%20IX%20(IQ)%20%245%20%5B75%5D&utm_term=title%20ix&utm_content=IX%20Cheat%20Sheet   Details Sexual harassment allegations are among the most sensitive issues that an investigator may encounter. And conducting one of these investigations in an institute of higher education that receives government funding adds to the sensitivity with legal requirements under Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education. It’s important for investigators to have […]

Share