Bullying, Discipline, Discrimination, Harassment, Homeless Students
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Questions and answers about discipline issues affecting children with disabilities.
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) website and The Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section, which, enforces several federal civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, sex, religion, and disability in schools and institutions of higher education.
Link to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights site which explains what federal law requires of schools, to protect students from sex discrimination in general, athletics, harassment, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Find State and Local Contacts for Education for Homeless Children and Youth by searching through this link.
Anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group.
Link to a Know Your Rights kit designed to help LGBTQ students know their rights at school and make sure they’re respected. Includes concrete ideas about how you can make a difference in your school and community.