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Senator Richard Blumenthal on his support of Title IX provisions in S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.

The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the 2001 No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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Forest Hills Schools settles sex assault suit for $600K

According to ATIXA, the average Title IX lawsuit settlement is $200,000.   Source: http://woodtv.com/2015/06/17/forest-hills-schools-settles-sex-assault-lawsuit-for-600k/   Forest Hills Schools settles sex assault suit for $600K Dani Carlson and 24 Hour News 8 web staff   Published: June 17, 2015, 10:17 am  Updated: June 17, 2015, 7:26 pm ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A student who sued Forest Hills Public Schools […]

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Your Right to Form a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Note: Available as a flier here.     Your Right to Form a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)   Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and similar student-initiated groups addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT)  issues can play an important role in promoting safer schools and creating more welcoming learning environments. Nationwide, students are forming these groups in part […]

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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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ACLU sues 7 New Jersey districts alleging student enrollment ID requirements discriminate against immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has filed lawsuits against seven New Jersey school districts, alleging that the districts are discriminating against families on the basis of their immigration status. Continue reading…

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