Student Rights

The Sexism of School Dress Codes

Source: The Atlantic OCT 20, 2015 These policies can perpetuate discrimination against female students, as well as LGBT students. Maggie Sunseri was a middle-school student in Versailles, Kentucky, when she first noticed a major difference in the way her school’s dress code treated males and females. Girls were disciplined disproportionately, she says, a trend she’s […]

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School districts ramp up training after Forest Hills sex assault lawsuit, federal investigation

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – After watching Forest Hills Public Schools undergo a federal investigation and lawsuit for its handling of a student’s campus sex assault allegations, school districts in the region are being more proactive about training employees. “What was and is a difficult situation for Forest Hills is a learning opportunity for other school […]

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Supreme Court declines to review I ♥ boobies bracelet decision

Source: http://legalclips.nsba.org/2014/03/20/supreme-court-declines-to-review-i-%e2%99%a5-boobies-bracelet-decision/?utm_source=NSBA+e-Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=eb3c3dcf2e-Legal+Clips+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_498fb22860-eb3c3dcf2e-312496857 Supreme Court declines to review I ♥ boobies bracelet decision The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Easton Area School District’s (EASD) petition asking the Court to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s en banc decision in B.H. v. EASD, according to an Express-Times report in the Pocono Record. The […]

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Know Your IX (in less than 90 seconds!)

The Know Your IX activists have produced this video which is a quick guide to an individual’s legal rights and a school’s responsibility. (More detailed information is at their website.)  

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New Brochure: Fair Play for Girls in Sports

http://www.las-elc.org/fair-play-for-girls-in-sports Fair Play for Girls in Sports Since the enactment of Title IX 40 years ago, significant strides have been made in securing equality for girls and women in collegiate sports. However, compliance with the law in elementary, middle, and high schools is marginal at best. There is a similar need to ensure equal access […]

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