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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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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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Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance -- We the People (Oct 28, 2009)
This page lists statutes, regulations, legislation, and flexibility provisions for the We the People Program.
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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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So You Want to Go Back to School (Jul 25, 2008)
This letter provides information for wounded veterans who are qualified individuals with disabilities under Section 504 and ADA with an overview of their rights and responsibilities regarding academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and reasonable modifications to school policies and practices at postsecondary institutions.
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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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OCR Complaint Process (Apr 23, 2008)
Information about the Office for Civil Rights complaint process, guidance for filing a complaint, and forms.
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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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