OCR Policies & Procedures

The Department of Education Rescinds Prior Title IX Guidance Documents

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-department-of-education-rescinds-97149/ The Department of Education Rescinds Prior Title IX Guidance Documents and Makes Key Changes to Title IX Case Processing Manual Late last week, with no apparent public discussion, the Department of Education (the “Department”) withdrew a number of Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) guidance documents relating to Title IX in the wake of […]

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No Reprieve: New Title IX Regulations Take Effect as Scheduled

SOURCE Educational institutions hoping for a last-minute reprieve from the new Title IX regulations scheduled to go into effect August 14 are out of luck. Earlier this week, the Southern District of New York denied a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by the state of New York to delay implementation of the new regulations (State of […]

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Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Statement by Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric S. Dreiband In light of the Public Health Emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice is issuing this statement to ensure that victims of illegal discrimination know where to turn when their civil rights are […]

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“How to File an OCR Complaint”

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OCR 100: An Introduction to Federal Civil Rights Protections in Education

The Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) Center for Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-discrimination (OPEN Center) today launched a short webinar entitled “OCR 100: An Introduction to Federal Civil Rights Protections in Education.” In addition to providing a general introduction to OCR, the webinar describes the six federal civil rights laws enforced by OCR, provides examples of […]

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