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Limited-English Proficient Resources (Jun 16, 2014)
OCR resources about civil rights issues regarding English Language Learning and Limited English Proficient students
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Dear Colleague letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth M. Galanter (Apr 24, 2013)
Dear Collegaue letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter, concerning the prohibition against retaliation under Federal civil rights laws
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Dear Colleague letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth M. Galanter (Apr 24, 2013)
Dear Collegaue letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter, concerning the prohibition against retaliation under Federal civil rights laws
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Dear Colleague letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth M. Galanter translated into Spanish. (Apr 24, 2013)
Dear Collegaue letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter, concerning the prohibition against retaliation under Federal civil rights laws
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Dear Colleague letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth M. Galanter (Apr 24, 2013)
Dear Collegaue letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter, concerning the prohibition against retaliation under Federal civil rights laws
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Dear Colleague letter: Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics (January 25, 2013) Background and Fast Facts in Spanish (Jan 25, 2013)
(?Guidance?) clarifying the existing obligations of school districts to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletic
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Dear Colleague letter: Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics (January 25, 2013) Background and Fast Facts (Jan 25, 2013)
(?Guidance?) clarifying the existing obligations of school districts to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletic
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Dear Colleague letter: Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics (January 25, 2013) Background and Fast Facts in Spanish (Jan 25, 2013)
(?Guidance?) clarifying the existing obligations of school districts to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletics.
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Dear Colleague letter: Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics (January 25, 2013) Background and Fast Facts (Jan 25, 2013)
(?Guidance?) clarifying the existing obligations of school districts to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletics.
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Dear Colleague letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth M. Galanter (Jan 25, 2013)
The Dear Colleague letter provides an overview of the obligations of public elementary and secondary schools under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and the Department?s Section 504 regulations athletic opportunities
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Dear Colleague letter from Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth M. Galanter (Jan 25, 2013)
The Dear Colleague letter provides an overview of the obligations of public elementary and secondary schools under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and the Department?s Section 504 regulations athletic opportunities.?
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Sex Discrimination (Sep 24, 2012)
This page provides links to resources on sex discrimination.
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Estudiantes con discapacidades preparandose para la educacion: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades (Feb 24, 2012)
This pamphlet contains information for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary schools.
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali (Jan 19, 2012)
Our nation recently celebrated the 21st anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213. We at the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the United States Department of Education (Department) recognize the progress our country has made toward ensuring that educational opportunities are provided free from disability discrimination.
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Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education (Oct 27, 2011)
This pamphlet contains information for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary schools.
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28 C.F.R. Part 35 (HTML Version) (Mar 15, 2011)
Regulation implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
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Regulations Enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (Mar 15, 2011)
Regulations enforced by the Office for Civil Rights.
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Student Placement in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Nov 03, 2010)
This pamphlet describes the legal requirements of placing students with disabilities in elementary and secondary schools.
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ED/OCR: Notice of Non-Discrimination (2010). (Sep 23, 2010)
This fact sheet explains the requirements for schools, colleges, state and local governments that receive federal funds to issue notices of nondiscrimination.
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ED/OCR: Notice of Non-Discrimination (2010). (Sep 23, 2010)
This fact sheet explains the requirements for schools, colleges, state and local governments that receive federal funds to issue notices of nondiscrimination.
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Disability Discrimination Resources (Dec 03, 2009)
Links to a number of important disability discrimination resources from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
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Dear Colleague letter from Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, dated January 8, 2009 (Jan 08, 2009)
Dear Colleague Letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe providing Chief State School Officers, State educational agencies, and local educational agencies with information to ensure the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
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Dear Colleague letter from Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, dated January 8, 2009 (PDF) (Jan 08, 2009)
Dear Colleague Letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe providing Chief State School Officers, State educational agencies, and local educational agencies with information to ensure the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (PDF)
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe, dated October 17, 2008 (PDF) (Oct 17, 2008)
This letter provides State education agencies and local education agencies with information regarding disclosure of disability on report cards and transcripts for students with disabilities attending public elementary and secondary schools. Dated October 17, 2008. (PDF)
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Questions and Answers on Report Cards and Transcripts For Students with Disabilities Attending Public and Elementary and Secondary Schools (Oct 17, 2008)
This letter provides State education agencies and local education agencies with information regarding disclosure of disability on report cards and transcripts for students with disabilities attending public elementary and secondary schools. Dated October 17, 2008.
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (Oct 17, 2008)
This letter provides State education agencies and local education agencies with information regarding disclosure of disability on report cards and transcripts for students with disabilities attending public elementary and secondary schools. Dated October 17, 2008.
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Dear Colleague letter from Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights (PDF) (Sep 17, 2008)
This letter provides recipients with information about how OCR determines which athletic activities can be counted under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq. (PDF)
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Dear Colleague letter from Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights (Sep 17, 2008)
This letter provides recipients with information about how OCR determines which athletic activities can be counted under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (Jul 25, 2008)
This letter is from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe commemorating the 18th anniversary of the Americans with Disablilties Act (ADA). This letter discusses the broad impact that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and ADA have had on aspects of education.
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (Jul 25, 2008)
This letter is from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe commemorating the 18th anniversary of the Americans with Disablilties Act (ADA). This letter discusses the broad impact that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and ADA have had on aspects of education.
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Dear Colleague letter from Stephanie Monroe, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights (May 22, 2008)
This letter provides information to State educational agencies and local educational agencies with information regarding access to, admission into, and the administration of Advanced Placement and other challenging academic courses, on a nondiscrimnatory basis with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (PDF) (May 22, 2008)
This letter provides information to State educational agencies and local educational agencies with information regarding access to, admission into, and the administration of Advanced Placement and other challenging academic courses, on a nondiscrimnatory basis with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (PDF)
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (Dec 26, 2007)
This letter provides information about access by students with disabilities to accelerated programs.
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (PDF) (Dec 26, 2007)
This letter provides information about access by students with disabilities to accelerated programs. (PDF)
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (PDF) (Mar 16, 2007)
This OCR letter provides information about the legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities as they transition from high school to institutions of postsecondary education. (PDF)
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Dear Colleague letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (Mar 16, 2007)
This letter provides information about the legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities as they transition from high school to institutions of postsecondary education.
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Dear Parent letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (PDF) (Mar 16, 2007)
This OCR letter provides information about the legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities as they transition from high school to institutions of postsecondary education. (PDF)
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Transition of Students With Disabilities To Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators (Mar 16, 2007)
This document provides high school educators with answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they prepare to move to the postsecondary eduction environment.
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Dear Parent letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe (Mar 16, 2007)
This letter provides information about the legal rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities as they transition from high school to institutions of postsecondary education.
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The Rehabilitation Act (MS Word) (Dec 13, 2004)
The Rehabilitation Act is the Federal legislation that authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance. (MS Word)
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Checklist for a Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Harassment (Sep 22, 2003)
Checklist for a Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Harassment
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Disability Overview - Office for Civil Rights (Aug 30, 2003)
Overview of the laws regarding disability discrimination
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Estudiantes con discapacidades preparandose para la educacisn: Conozca sus derechos y responsabilidades (Sep 30, 2002)
OCR ofrece la informacisn en este folleto para explicar los derechos y las responsabilidades de los estudiantes con discapacidades quienes se estan preparando para asistir a la escuela postsecundaria This Spanish-language pamphlet contains information for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary schools.
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OCR Policy Overview (Oct 12, 2001)
OCR guidance to recipients of federal financial assistance about developing non-discrimination policies.
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Age Discrimination Overview of the Laws (Oct 12, 2001)
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination based on age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. The Age Discrimination regulation is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights and is in the Code of Federal Regulations at 34 CFR Part 110. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 does not cover employment discrimination.
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34 C.F.R. Part 110 (HTML Version) (Jul 01, 2001)
Regulation implementing the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
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34 C.F.R. Part 100 (HTML Version) (Jul 01, 2001)
Regulation implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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34 C.F.R. Part 104 (Jul 01, 2001)
Regulation implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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34 C.F.R. Part 104 (PDF Version) (Jul 01, 2001)
Regulation implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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34 C.F.R. Part 110 (PDF Version) (Jul 01, 2001)
Regulation implementing the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
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