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Policy Update on Schools' Obligations Toward National Origin Minority Students With Limited-English Proficiency (LEP students) (Nov 04, 2003)
This September 27, 1991 policy update is primarily designed for use in conducting compliance reviews designed to determine whether schools are complying with their obligation under the regulation implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide any alternative language programs necessary to ensure that LEP students have meaningful access to the schools' programs.
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DHEW Memo Regarding Language Minority Children (Nov 04, 2003)
This May 25, 1970 Memorandum establishes policy on issues concerning the responsibility of school districts to provide equal educational opportunity to national origin minority group children deficient in English language skills.
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OCR Policy Regarding the Treatment of National Origin Minority Students Who Are Limited English Proficient (Nov 04, 2003)
This December 3, 1985 policy memorandum, reissued April 6, 1990, provides a description of the procedures followed by OCR in making determinations of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as regards the treatment of national origin minority students with limited-English proficiency (language minority students) enrolled in educational programs that receive Federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.
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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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