Important Court Cases

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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UNITED STATES REACHES AGREEMENT WITH ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RESOLVE SEX DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATIONS

This is a very significant court case regarding the rights of transgender students. See attached official documents.   From: USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs (SMO) Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM To: USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs (SMO) Subject: UNITED STATES REACHES AGREEMENT WITH ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RESOLVE SEX DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATIONS   Note:  A […]

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Fitzgerald v. Barnstable Revisited

From ATIXA – http://atixa.org/ ATIXA is the Association of Title IX Administrators [in higher education]. This is from their newsletter. Start quote>>> The last week in January was the four-year anniversary of a “gamechanging” Title IX decision by the United States Supreme Court: Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee (129 S.Ct. 788 (2009)).  The Court made […]

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Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools   School Opening Alert As a new school year begins, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. The education of undocumented students is guaranteed by the Plyler vs. Doe decision and certain procedures must be followed when registering immigrant children in […]

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West Bend School Board must recognize Gay-Straight Alliance

West Bend School Board must recognize Gay-Straight Alliance By Kaellen Hessel of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 3, 2011 |(9) Comments   A federal judge decided that the West Bend School Board must recognize the Gay-Straight Alliance as an official school-sponsored club at the district’s high schools. The decree, announced last week, also prohibits any current […]

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