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Dear Colleague Letter on the Inclusion of Behavioral Supports in Individualized Education Programs (PDF) (Aug 01, 2015)
Dear Colleague Letter on the Inclusion of Behavioral Supports in Individualized Education Programs (PDF)
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School Climate and Discipline: Support School Staff (Jul 23, 2015)
Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools. You can find on this page the federal tools, resources, and technical assistance available to help educators to create supportive school climates.
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Title IX and Sex Discrimination (Apr 30, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance.
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Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators (Apr 24, 2015)
The "Dear Colleague" letter is accompanied by a letter to Title IX coordinators that provides them with more information about their role and a Title IX resource guide that includes an overview of Title IX?s requirements with respect to several key issues
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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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Civil Rights Letter - Correctional Education (PDF) (Dec 08, 2014)
Civil Rights Letter (PDF) for the Correctional Education
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FAQs - Correctional Education (PDF) (Dec 08, 2014)
FAQs (PDF) for the Correctional Education
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Guidance Principles - Correctional Education (PDF) (Dec 08, 2014)
Guidance Principles (PDF) for the Correctional Education
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IDEA Letter - Correctional Education (PDF) (Dec 08, 2014)
IDEA Letter (PDF) for the Correctional Education
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Correctional Education (Dec 08, 2014)
Information about the Correctional Education, including guidance for schools
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Dear Colleague Letter on Bullying of Students with Disabilities (Oct 21, 2014)
"Dear Colleague" concerning the obligation of elementary and secondary schools to respond to the bullying of students with disabilities, including those students who are not eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act but are entitled to services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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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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OSEP policy documents disproportionality based on race and ethnicity in the identification, placement, and discipline of children with disabilities. (Jun 19, 2014)
OSEP policy documents disproportionality based on race and ethnicity in the identification, placement, and discipline of children with disabilities.
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UNOFFICIAL COPY of the U.S. Department of Education (Department)Request for Information on Addressing Significant Disproportionality under Section 618(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (MS Word) (Jun 17, 2014)
UNOFFICIAL COPY of the U.S. Department of Education (Department)Request for Information on Addressing Significant Disproportionality under Section 618(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (MS Word)
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UNOFFICIAL COPY of the U.S. Department of Education (Department)Request for Information on Addressing Significant Disproportionality under Section 618(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (PDF) (Jun 17, 2014)
UNOFFICIAL COPY of the U.S. Department of Education (Department)Request for Information on Addressing Significant Disproportionality under Section 618(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (PDF)
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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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