Student Rights

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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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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