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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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New York district settles Title IX suit, agrees to build softball facility

The Batavia City School District has settled a Title IX suit brought on behalf of softball players alleging that the district provided girls with substandard playing fields. Continue reading…

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Cyberbullying Law Challenged in Court

New York’s high court on Thursday will consider one of the first legal challenges to state and local laws that make it a crime for people to bully others online, especially children. The 2010 Albany County law, one of more than a dozen around the country that criminalize cyberbullying, pits free-speech advocates against a community […]

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