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English Learners (EL) DCL (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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Guidance on Protecting Civil Rights in Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities (Dec 08, 2014)
"Dear Colleague" letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon and Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Vanita Gupta, U.S. Department of Justice, concerning the applicability of Federal civil rights laws to juvenile justice residential facilities.
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Guidance to Ensure All Students Have Equal Access to Educational Resources (Oct 01, 2014)
"Dear Colleague" letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon about ensuring students have equal access to educational resources without regard to race, color, or national origin. The guidance, fact sheet, and resources for technical assistance are also available on the Resource Comparability Materials homepage.
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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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Sexual Harassment Guidance (Jul 25, 2000)
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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Sexual Harassment Guidance 1997 (Jul 25, 2000)
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations, no individual may be discriminated against on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
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