Notices from OCR

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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New Equity Assistance Centers

SOURCE: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/equitycenters/contacts.html Equity Assistance Centers Directors (2016-2021) The 4 Equity Assistance Centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance in the areas of race, gender, national origin, and religion to public school districts to promote equal educational opportunities. Region I | Region II […]

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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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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing the Anniversary of Title IX

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23: “Forty-one years ago, with the enactment of Title IX, Congress took an important step forward on the march toward equality. Since its inception in 1972, Title IX has helped ensure equal opportunity for girls […]

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More on …Notice of Nondiscrimination

source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201104.pdf   A) Notice of Nondiscrimination The Title IX regulations require that each recipient publish a notice of nondiscrimination stating that the recipient does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and that Title IX requires it not to discriminate in such a manner.19 The notice must state that […]

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