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The Connecticut Model for PK-12 Title IX Implementation
Aug 25th, 2015 by

Bill Howe, Ed.D., State of Connecticut Title IX Coordinator (Retired), CT State Department of Education Connecticut is recognized nationally for its model implementation of Title IX in PK-12 schools. From its extensive website, training programs, Title IX database, technical assistance and enforcement activities, it stands as a model for the nation. Using a combination of lecturette, case studies, simulations and quizzes, this program will offer insight into the state’s Title IX Coordinator training, annual survey of school districts, enforcement and technical assistance functions and overlay of the importance of cultural competence in compliance positions.

Register – https://atixa.org/

The 2015 ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference

OCTOBER 6th – 9th, 2015
SHERATON SOCIETY HILL HOTEL
PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

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New Guide On Supporting Transgender Students In K-12 Environments
Aug 5th, 2015 by

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and itsWelcoming Schools project are proud to be a part of the team that created Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools, a resource that will provide educators with guidance for supporting transgender students.

The guide, led by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Gender Spectrum, and co-produced with the National Education Association (NEA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, will help school administrators, teachers, parents, caregivers and other community members understand the needs of transgender youth and the best ways to support them.

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Civil Rights Compliance for Race-Targeted or Sex-Specific Programming
Jul 6th, 2015 by

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education invites you to participate in an important webinar:

Civil Rights Compliance for Race-Targeted or Sex-Specific Programming

(Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 2-3pm ET)

During the webinar, OCR staff will describe and explain the legal obligations of school districts under federal law (particularly Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause) when they seek to implement race-targeted or sex-specific curricular or extracurricular programs.

District officials, staff, and other interested persons will have the opportunity to ask questions on how to comply with federal civil rights laws while developing programs that target their recruiting or services on discrete populations in need.

No RSVPs are required. Please feel free to forward to others you think might be interested.

To join, follow these steps:

1.      Go to https://educate.webex.com/educate/j.php?MTID=mdbbda78468fb95171e53432b90adb0cf

2.      If requested, enter your name and email address.

3.      If a password is required, enter the meeting password: OCR

4.      Click “Join”.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:  https://educate.webex.com/educate/j.php?MTID=mae49fe59c8b90b60e13f7143bfe8a92c

Please ensure that your computer has speakers in order to hear the meeting. The webinar will also be recorded, captioned, and posted on OCR’s website several weeks after the initial webcast at ed.gov/ocr.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Randall at erin.randall@ed.gov.

We hope you can join us on July 8 from 2-3pm ET.

Thanks,

Office for Civil Rights

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CEA’s Gender Equity & Expression Workshop!
May 8th, 2015 by

Gender Equity May 2015

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Connecticut’s Title IX Program
May 7th, 2015 by

I have received several inquiries about Connecticut’s Title IX Program. Here is how to find it.

 

Go to our main website at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/

 

On the main page go to the right side column called “QuickLinks.

 

Click on the fifth item down – Bullying and Harassment

 

On that page there are some key links –

 

Public Act No. 11-55 [pdf] – AN ACT CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 –

  • “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance.”
  • Directory of CT Title IX/Equity Coordinators

 

*** near the bottom of the page click on the main Title IX website – Also see Title IX Website –

 

Click on Resources for Title IX Coordinators

 

You will see the actual PowerPoints that we use for training –

Title IX Coordinator and Investigations Training

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