Student Rights

‘This Isn’t Just About a Pronoun.’ Teachers and Trans Students Are Clashing Over Whose Rights Come First

SOURCE BY KATIE REILLY  NOVEMBER 15, 2019 Aidyn Sucec remembers how much better he felt toward the end of eighth grade when, after years of struggling with his identity, he told his family he was transgender. It was the spring of 2017, and Aidyn’s anxiety and depression began to lift as people embraced the teenager as “him.” “My […]

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She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.

“Bill Howe, the former state Title IX coordinator for Connecticut, said that in his 17 years visiting districts to train employees, he regularly encountered officials who had little understanding of the requirements under the law. What most likely happened in this school is typical of many schools — no training, poor training, or they might have a policy […]

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TITLE IX V. FERPA: WHICH LAW TRUMPS FOLLOWING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION – BY: BETSEY HELFRICH

Source: http://www.mickesotoole.com/articles/title-ix-v-ferpa-which-law-trumps-following-a-sexual-harassment-investigation-by-betsey-helfrich/ Excerpt:   Sexual harassment of a student is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.   Title IX protects students from sexual harassment at school and at school activities, including off-campus school sponsored trips.  Schools have an obligation to respond promptly and effectively to claims of sexual harassment.  Title IX regulations require schools […]

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What to do when K-12 schools don’t follow Title IX – Adele P. Kimmel

In this excerpt from Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! Public Justice Senior Attorney Adele P. Kimmel explains schools’ responsibilities to address sexual harassment and assault. Watch the full video at http://bit.ly/2q6dVqt and Part 2 at http://bit.ly/2pvZZs8 Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! is an empowering video for middle and high school students, K-12 parents, […]

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The Nexus of Autism and Title IX

Source: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/02/08/colleges-should-understand-special-issues-related-autism-and-title-ix-opinion Colleges should understand the special issues related to autism and Title IX (opinion) Submitted by Lee Burdette Williams on February 8, 2018 – 3:00am The call came from a former colleague who coaches college students on the autism spectrum. “We’ve got someone who’s in trouble, and we could use some advice. It’s one of […]

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