Civil Rights

Prevent retaliation when reporting K-12 sexual harassment- VIDEO

To learn more about addressing sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools, watch Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! at https://youtu.be/8z9d7gnEuxI, and visit the free resources at http://ssais.org/video. #MeTooK12  

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Analysis shows thousands of sexual assaults by K-12 students

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Chaz Wing was 12 when they cornered him in the school bathroom. The students who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of a year of harassment. Though Chaz repeatedly told […]

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Civil rights groups sue Betsy DeVos over sexual assault policy

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/25/politics/devos-title-ix-lawsuit-sexual-violence/index.html Washington (CNN)A group of civil rights advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Education Department and its secretary, Betsy Devos, challenging the department’s move last year to roll back Obama-era guidelines on how colleges and universities should handle sexual assault and sexual violence. In 2011, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights said […]

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School District Pays Transgender Student $800000 After Banning Him From The Boys Bathroom

Source: http://www.newsweek.com/transgender-student-won-800000-his-school-banning-him-boys-bathroom-777443 A Wisconsin school district is paying a transgender student $800,000 as a settlement for a discrimination lawsuit he filed. Ash Whitaker graduated from Tremper High School in June 2017, but he sued the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) in July 2016 for banning him from the boys’ bathroom with a threat of disciplinary action and subjecting him to daily […]

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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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