Dear Colleague Letters (USDOE)

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

Dear Colleague, The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to […]

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Guidance Issued on How Schools Can Partner with Outside Organizations that Provide Single-Sex Programs under Title IX

U.S. Department of Education Office of Communications & Outreach, Press Office    400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20202                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Dec. 15, 2015   Contact: Press Office (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov     Guidance Issued on How Schools Can Partner with Outside Organizations that Provide Single-Sex Programs under Title IX   The U.S. Department of […]

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Title IX — April 24, 2015 USDOE Office for Civil Rights Dear Colleague Letter

On Friday, April 24, 2015 the USDOE Office for Civil Rights released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to school districts, colleges, and universities reminding them of their obligation to designate a Title IX coordinator. The Dear Colleague Letter is accompanied by a letter to Title IX coordinators that provides them with more information about their […]

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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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The applicability of Federal civil rights laws to juvenile justice residential facilities.

OCR and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a Dear Colleague Letter concerning the applicability of Federal civil rights laws to juvenile justice residential facilities. <excerpt>   December 8, 2014   Dear Colleague, Although the overall number of youth involved in the juvenile justice system has been decreasing, there are still more than 60,000 […]

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