Notices to CT Title IX Coordinators

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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Supporting Transgender Students

I have been getting numerous calls about working with transgender students. I must say I am very encouraged by the calls – people seem to be genuinely concerned about doing the right thing.   I want to point out the resource guide that can be found at – http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&Q=322402 Guidelines for Connecticut Schools to Comply […]

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Message Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Dear Colleague: I am pleased to announce the release of OCR’s report to the President, Secretary of Education, and Congress detailing the Office for Civil Rights’ activities in fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014. Among the report’s highlights—in FY 13-14, OCR: resolved nearly 20,000 cases; increased transparency by posting more resolution agreements than ever on […]

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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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Title IX & Bullying Information on Websites

I am coming across numerous situations in which people cannot find critical documents on school websites. The following should be easily found in a school website by typing the words in a “search box” on your site. Test your own site to see if you can find:   ·        “Title IX” ·        “sexual harassment” ·        […]

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