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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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Race and National Origin Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds.
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Sex Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (Apr 24, 2015)
The "Dear Colleague" letter is accompanied by a letter to Title IX coordinators that provides them with more information about their role and a Title IX resource guide that includes an overview of Title IX?s requirements with respect to several key issues
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Dear Colleague Letter on Bullying of Students with Disabilities (Oct 21, 2014)
"Dear Colleague" concerning the obligation of elementary and secondary schools to respond to the bullying of students with disabilities, including those students who are not eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act but are entitled to services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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Secretary Paige Letter re: Harassment Against Muslim and Arab Students (Nov 21, 2001)
"Dear Colleague" letter from Secretary Paige cautioning recipients of legal responsibilities relative to the harassment of students because of their national origin.
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Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance (Jan 19, 2001)
Revised Sexual harassment of students is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 under the circumstances described in the Guidance.
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The Provision of an Equal Education Opportunity to Limited-English Proficient Students (Jul 25, 2000)
Title VI regulatory requirements have been interpreted to prohibit denial of equal access to education because of a student's limited proficiency in English.
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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Lead Agency Status for Elementary and Secondary Schools (Jul 25, 2000)
Announcement of Title VI Lead Agency Status for Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education.
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Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs (Jul 25, 2000)
Federal Register Notice, February 23, 1994. Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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