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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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Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students (May 13, 2016)
Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students dated May 13, 2016. Schools across the country strive to create and sustain inclusive, supportive, safe, and nondiscriminatory communities for all students. In recent years, we have received an increasing number of questions from parents, teachers, principals, and school superintendents about civil rights protections for transgender students.
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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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Age Discrimination (Feb 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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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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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
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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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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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