civil rights

UNITED STATES REACHES AGREEMENT WITH ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RESOLVE SEX DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATIONS

This is a very significant court case regarding the rights of transgender students. See attached official documents.   From: USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs (SMO) Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:07 PM To: USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs (SMO) Subject: UNITED STATES REACHES AGREEMENT WITH ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RESOLVE SEX DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATIONS   Note:  A […]

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More details: Court Upholds $1M Award in School Race-Harassment Case

NOTE: please pay special attention to the last paragraph Education Week’s blogs > The School Law Blog Court Upholds $1M Award in School Race-Harassment Case By Mark Walsh on December 3, 2012 5:50 PM A federal appeals court has upheld a $1 million jury award against a small New York state school district found to […]

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OCR releases new report on its work over the past four years

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a report documenting its work over the past four years. Here is a link to the press release about the report: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-educations-office-civil-rights-releases-four-year-report-civil-rig If you want to skip the press release and go straight to the report, here’s the link to the actual report: […]

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Civil rights violations & Bullying

Ohio anti-bullying law makes strides – Thursday, November 15, 2012 Civil rights violations Michelle Heyer, assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said the U.S. Civil Rights Law entitles students to an educational environment free of discrimination. “If bullying interferes with their right to pursue an education, you can use various civil rights laws, including […]

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