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Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (MS Word) (May 15, 2012)
Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (MS Word)
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Seclusions and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance (May 15, 2012)
Seclusions and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance
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Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (PDF) (May 15, 2012)
Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (PDF)
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Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document (May 15, 2012)
The purpose of this resource document is to present and describe 15 principles for state, district, and school staff; parents; and other stakeholders to consider when states, localities, and districts develop policies and procedures which should be in writing on the use of restraint and seclusion.
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Dear Colleague Letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (PDF) (Dec 02, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary and postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Guidance PSE from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (PDF) (Dec 02, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Guidance ESE from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (PDF) (Dec 02, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Guidance PSE from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (Dec 02, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Guidance ESE from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (Dec 02, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Press Release: New Guidance Supports Voluntary Efforts to Promote Diversity and Reduce Racial Isolation in Education in Tagalog. (Nov 07, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary and postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Press Release: New Guidance Supports Voluntary Efforts to Promote Diversity and Reduce Racial Isolation in Education in Spanish (Nov 07, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary and postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Press Release: New Guidance Supports Voluntary Efforts to Promote Diversity and Reduce Racial Isolation in Education in Chinese. (Nov 07, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary and postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Press Release: New Guidance Supports Voluntary Efforts to Promote Diversity and Reduce Racial Isolation in Education in Korean. (Nov 07, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary and postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Dear Colleague Letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez (Nov 07, 2011)
The United States Department of Education (ED) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively, the Departments) are issuing this guidance to explain how, consistent with existing law, elementary and secondary and postsecondary education schools can voluntarily consider race to further compelling interests in achieving diversity and avoiding racial isolation.
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Seclusions and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance -- State and Territory Summary (PDF) (Feb 20, 2010)
A summary of state and territorial seclusions and restraint statutes, regulations, policies and guidance. (PDF)
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Seclusions and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance -- State and Territory Summary (MS Word) (Feb 20, 2010)
A summary of state and territorial seclusions and restraint statutes, regulations, policies and guidance. (MS Word)
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Summary of Seclusion and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance, by State and Territories (Jan 06, 2010)
Summary of Seclusion and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and Guidance, by State and Territories
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Notice on Civil Rights Obligations Applicable to the Distribution of Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Mar 16, 2009)
Federal agencies will shortly begin distributing funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). They must do so in accordance with all nondiscrimination and equal opportunity statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders that apply to the distribution of funds under the Recovery Act.
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Developing ELL Programs: Lau v. Nichols (Sep 12, 2003)
Overview of Lau v. Nichols decision of the United States Supreme Court.
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Developing ELL Programs: Key Elements (Sep 12, 2003)
Overview of key evaluation elements in developing ELL Programs.
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Developing ELL Programs: HEW Memorandum (Sep 12, 2003)
HEW memorandum regarding policy update primarily designed for use in conducting Lau compliance reviews.
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Developing ELL Programs: OCR Memorandum (Sep 12, 2003)
OCR memorandum regarding policy update primarily designed for use in conducting Lau compliance reviews.
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Developing ELL Programs: Charts (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, ELL program charts.
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Developing ELL Programs: Guidance Document (Sep 12, 2003)
Developing ELL Programs: Guidance Document dated December 3, 1985.
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Developing ELL Programs: Identification Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, ELL identification charts.
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Developing ELL Programs: Program Overview Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, program overview chart.
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Developing ELL Programs: Progression Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, progression chart.
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Developing ELL Programs: Three Principles Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, three principles chart.
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Developing ELL Programs: Monitoring Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, ELL monitoring charts.
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Developing ELL Programs: Transition Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, transition chart.
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Developing ELL Programs: Program Placement Chart (Sep 12, 2003)
Resource Materials for Planning and Self-Assessments, program placement chart.
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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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OCR Web Page Linking Policy (Feb 12, 2001)
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. We serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
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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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Clarification of Intercollegiate Athletics Policy Guidance: The Three-Part Test (Jan 10, 2001)
This letter provides additional clarification regarding what is commonly referred to as the "three-part test," a test used to determine whether students of both sexes are provided nondiscriminatory opportunities to participate in athletics.
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Guidance Counselor's Role In Ensuring Equal Opportunity (Dec 28, 2000)
This pamphlet summarizes the requirements pertaining to counseling practices, contained in the implementing regulations for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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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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Dear Colleague Letter: Passage of the California Civil Rights Initiative, Proposition 209 (Jul 25, 2000)
Dear Colleague Letter from Education Secretary Riley, re: passage of the California Civil Rights Initiative, Proposition 209.
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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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Memoranda on Schools' Obligations Toward National Origin Minority Students Who are Limited-English Proficient (LEP) (Jul 25, 2000)
OCR Memoranda on Schools' Obligations Toward National Origin Minority Students Who are Limited-English Proficient (LEP).
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Report on Nonpublic Schools Participating in Federal Programs (Jul 25, 2000)
Report in response to questions concerning the participation by children enrolled in a nonpublic school in federally assisted programs administered by a public school.
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Identification of Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of National Origin (Jul 25, 2000)
Memorandum clarifying 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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Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Higher Education Desegregation (Jul 25, 2000)
This pamphlet provides an overview of the historic role, accomplishments, and challenges which face HBCUs as they carry out their unique mission.
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Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices in Education (Jul 25, 2000)
Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices in Education.
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Impact of the Civil Rights Laws (Jul 25, 2000)
Summary of the impact of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (Jul 25, 2000)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion.
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Free Appropriate Public Education (Jul 25, 2000)
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs and Activities Receiving or Benefiting From Federal Financial Assistance; and Assistance to States for Education of Handicapped Children.
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