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Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Students with ADHD (Jul 26, 2016)
The guidance provides a broad overview of Section 504 and school districts? obligations to students with ADHD, including appropriately evaluating and providing services to such students, and ensuring due process. In addition, the Department also released a Know Your Rights document that provides a brief overview of the guidanc
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Religious Discrimination (Jul 22, 2016)
The civil rights laws enforced by OCR protects all students, regardless of religious identity, from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age.
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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities (Jun 29, 2016)
On June 29, 2016, OCR announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities
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Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2013-14 school year (Jun 10, 2016)
Data maintained by the Office for Civil Rights. Includes information about the enrollment of - and educational services to - students in public schools in every state by race/ethnicity, sex, and disability.
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Civil Rights Data (Jun 02, 2016)
Data maintained by the Office for Civil Rights. Includes information about the enrollment of - and educational services to - students in public schools in every state by race/ethnicity, sex, and disability.
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Resources for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students (May 10, 2016)
Title IX protects all students, including transgender and gender-nonconforming students, from sex discrimination. Title IX encompasses discrimination based on a student?s nonconformity with sex stereotypes and gender identity, including a student?s transgender status.
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Recent Resolutions (Nov 30, 2015)
Recently Completed Investigations
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Recent Resolutions (Nov 30, 2015)
Recently Completed Investigations
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Reading Room (Oct 15, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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Pamphlets (Oct 15, 2015)
These publications lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.
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Federal Register Notices and Regulations (Oct 15, 2015)
The page lists a variety of regulations, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.
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About OCR (Oct 15, 2015)
An overview of the role and functions of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
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Retaliation Discrimination (Oct 13, 2015)
An overview of the laws enforced by OCR that prohibit retaliation.
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Title IX Coordinators (Sep 03, 2015)
This page provides links to resources on Title IX coordinators.
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OCR Reading Room (Sep 03, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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File a Complaint: Foreign Language Discrimination Forms | U.S. Department of Education (Sep 03, 2015)
Index of links in other languages on How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights
Download Portable Document Format (PDF) (224KB)
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Office for Civil Rights: What's New (Sep 03, 2015)
What's new on the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) website, upcoming events, and important notices.
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Notice of Complainant/Interviewee Rights and Protections (PDF) (Aug 25, 2015)
Complainants and interviewees that cooperate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are afforded certain rights and protections.
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Notice of Complainant/Interviewee Rights and Protections (PDF) (Aug 25, 2015)
Complainants and interviewees that cooperate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are afforded certain rights and protections.
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Notice of Complainant/Interviewee Rights and Protections (PDF) (Aug 25, 2015)
Complainants and interviewees that cooperate in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing conducted by United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are afforded certain rights and protections.
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Recent Resolution (Jul 02, 2015)
On July 2, 2015, the Chicago Public Schools District (District) entered into a resolution agreement to resolve Title IX complaints alleging that the District subjects high school girls to discrimination on the basis of sex because the selection of interscholastic sports at the District?s high schools does not effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of members of both sexes to the extent necessary to provide equal athletic opportunity.
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Key OCR Staff (Jun 29, 2015)
List of key OCR staff.
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Recent Resolution (Jun 23, 2015)
On June 23, 2015, OCR issued a letter announcing the resolution of its compliance review at the Arlington Independent School District (District).
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Resource Comparability Materials (May 18, 2015)
Resource Comparability Materials
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Office for Civil Rights | U.S. Department of Education (May 04, 2015)
Home page and access point for the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) website.
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Title IX and Sex Discrimination (Apr 30, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance.
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FAQs Sexual Discrimination -- Office for Civil Rights (Apr 24, 2015)
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding sex discrimination
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Sex Discrimination (Apr 24, 2015)
This page provides links to resources on sex discrimination.
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Prevention (Apr 24, 2015)
This page provides links to OCR's prevention resources.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Tagalog) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Chinese Traditional) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Chinese Simplified) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English Learners (EL) DCL (Vietnamese) (Apr 10, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents (Apr 10, 2015)
OCR resources about civil rights issues regarding English Language Learning and Limited English Proficient students
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Chinese Traditional) (Apr 02, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Chinese Simple) (Apr 02, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English LEP Parent Fact Sheet (Chinese Simple) (Apr 02, 2015)
This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.
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English LEP Parent Fact Sheet (Chinese Traditional) (Apr 02, 2015)
This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.
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Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of Measles in Schools while Protecting the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities (Mar 18, 2015)
Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of Measles in Schools while Protecting the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities
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Disability Discrimination Resources (Feb 03, 2015)
Links to a number of important disability discrimination resources from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Hmong) (Jan 21, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English LEP Parent Fact Sheet (Hmong) (Jan 21, 2015)
This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Laotian) (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Russian) (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (español) (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Korean) (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Laotian) (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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English LEP Parent Fact Sheet (Jan 07, 2015)
This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.
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English EL DCL Fact Sheet (Tagalog) (Jan 07, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs.
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